Energy Star Homes

Energy Star ® Construction

The Ontario Building Code (OBC) targets every house to be Energy Guide New Home (EGNH) 80+++ by 2012. Why wait until then, have your house built now with ENERGY STAR ® construction. Have a house of the future.

Why build an Energy Star ® house?

  • 30% to 40% less energy consumed than a house built to the minimum OBC
  • Up to 1,200 kWhs reduction in electricity use
  • Up to 3 tonnes reduction of greenhouse gas emissions

Energy Star ® Enrolment and labelling:

  • Home enrolment generates a house file number that is used to track and reference the house from pre-construction through to evaluation and a ENERGY STAR ® label being issued.
  • It is also the authentic verification number for the home that the homeowner can reference for their CMHC mortgage insurance rebate & 10 year amortization extension.
  • All ENERGY STAR ® qualified homes are tested and verified by independent, third party contractors trained and certified by EnerQuality.

What you will receive:

  • ENERGY STAR ® Qualified New Home Label
  • ENERGY STAR ® Qualified New Home Certificate
  • Homeowner’s letter from NRCan
  • ENERGY STAR ® Plaque (exterior application)

Why build an Energy Star ® house?

To help with your ENERGY STAR ® home, you should think of looking for the ENERGY STAR ® Label on appliances. If you buy or already have ENERGY STAR ® Labeled appliances, let us know so we can add it to your house rating. (Appliances must be installed in house before closing if you would like it to be added to the evaluation of your home. Installation of appliance will be extra).

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