EnerGuide & ENERGYSTAR Rating

New Home Evaluations

We can rate new homes as ENERGYSTAR or give them an EnerGuide Rating.  This a way to confirm the level of efficiency and solid construction techniques used, as well as a great marketing tool for builder and home owners when they are selling a home.  All home will have to be rated someday and having it done now, allows a good builder to show off their excellence.


Evaluations and Labels

The Government of Canada continues to promote EnerGuide evaluations as the first step in smart home renovation. Even in regions where there are no incentives, the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) provides solid guidance to homeowners looking to improve the energy efficiency of their homes. NRCan-licensed service organizations can send a certified energy advisor to evaluate your home from your attic to your basement. Participants will later receive a personalized report with recommended retrofits and a label to allow them to compare their home’s energy efficiency with other similar properties. In addition, NRCan is developing the next generation ERS to provide even more guidance to help homeowners make smart energy decisions about their homes.

An EnerGuide home evaluation is a service offered under the EnerGuide Rating System initiative and is the first step in smart home renovations that will improve the energy efficiency of your home.  Join over one million homeowners in Canada who have already obtained an EnerGuide evaluation.

Why should I have my house evaluated?

  • Energy retrofits can reduce your home’s energy bills, operating costs and environmental impact, while increasing comfort, durability and resale values.
  • An energy advisor, who represents a licensed service organization, evaluates your home from the attic to the basement, including a test to measure air leakage.
  • You receive a personalized report with professional energy efficiency recommendations of the best upgrades for your home.
  • You receive a rating that indicates your home’s current level of energy efficiency compared to similar homes in your area and your potential rating after retrofitting.
  • You receive a label that indicates the rating you received that you can affix to your electrical panel.
  • If selling your renovated home, you can promote your rating, as it is a standardized and objective measurement of energy efficiency according to the Government of Canada. 

What do the numbers mean?

  • Older house not upgraded: 0 to 50
  • Upgraded older house: 51 to 65
  • Energy-efficient upgraded older house: 66 to 74
  • New house built to building code standards without energy requirements: 70 to 76
  • New house built to building code standards containing energy requirements: 77 to 80
  • Energy efficient new house: 81 to 85
  • High-performance, energy efficient new house: 86 to 99
  • Net zero house: 100

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