Energy-efficient New Homes


Energy-efficient new homes benefit not only buyers and occupants but also the world we live in. When you use less energy in your home, you save money, but you also reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that contribute to climate change.

EnerGuideEnerGuide Rating System

The EnerGuide Rating System makes use of the latest Government of Canada computer software to measure the level of energy efficiency in your house.

It gives buyers independent, expert advice on energy efficiency upgrades they can choose for their new homes. The EnerGuide rating label does not mean that a house is energy efficient, only that it has been rated.

ENERGY STARENERGY STAR® for New Homes

ENERGY STAR Qualified Homes are significantly more energy efficient than conventionally built homes which means savings on energy bills for Homeowners.

An ENERGY STAR Qualified Label on a new home indicates lower energy demand and better overall performance of the home. Homeowners have the confidence of knowing that the home has been given the government-backed ENERGY STAR Qualified Label from a builder who participates in the ENERGY STAR for New Homes initiative.

R-2000R-2000

R-2000 certified homes are some of the most energy-efficient houses on the market. R-2000 has been a best-in-class energy efficiency label for 30 years.

Every R-2000 home is constructed by a licensed and specially trained builder; evaluated, inspected and tested by an independent third-party energy advisor; and certified by the Government of Canada. R-2000 certification ensures state-of-the-art building techniques and a home that provides exceptional comfort, increased energy savings and health benefits.

Click here to download Energy-efficient New Home Enrolment Forms

To find a participating builder in your area, use the service provider search tool at: newhomes.nrcan.gc.ca/findaparticipant

The ENERGY STAR® mark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and used with permission.

EnerGuide and R-2000* are Official Marks of Natural Resources Canada. Used with permission. For more information on Canada's EnerGuide Rating System or the R-2000 Standard visit nrcan.gc.ca/homes.

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