Energy Efficiency Rating

Energy Efficiency Series: Considering a Heat Pump?

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  A heat pump is an electrical device that extracts heat…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Blower Door Basics

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  Leaky homes are hard to heat and hard to cool.…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Energy Upgrades That Pay For Themselves

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable.  Choosing an energy-efficient upgrade to your home includes decisions of…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: How to Buy Energy Efficient Windows and Doors

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. Did you know that up to…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: The Passivhaus Standard

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. A Passivhaus (or Passive House) takes…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Great News! Renewed ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes Program Announced Today!

The Canadian Newswires are abuzz today with the announcement of the renewal of the ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes program. The CHBA press-released the following: The Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) today applauded…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series: Energy Star Qualified Homes

In our energy efficiency series of articles featured each Thursday, we provide strategies or information on how to make your new home energy efficient and comfortable. ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, like ENERGY STAR®…Read more

Energy Efficiency Series – What makes a “Built-Green” Home Different?

    Built Green™ promotes construction of buildings that are healthier for the occupants and healthier for the environment. Sustainable or “green” building practices can reduce the tremendous impact that…Read more

Understanding energy efficiency – A house is a system

A house is made up of components that work together to form an integrated system. The performance of one component depends on its relationship with other components in the same…Read more

EnerGuide Rating for New Homes

There are a number of different construction standards for low energy and/or green homes in Canada. Depending on the region of Canada you are in, you may be familiar with…Read more

Energy Efficient New Homes – Grants and Incentives

Currently, although Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) does not offer incentives to new home buyers or new home builders, NRCan manages the EnerGuide Rating System, ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, and…Read more