Benefits to builders, buyers and everyone else.
Builders choose EnerQuality certification to prove the energy efficiency of their homes and the quality of a third-party verified, government-backed program. Homebuyers agree, 20% savings on energy costs is a wonderful bonus. And, the whole world benefits from a low carbon homes.
Better built Homes™
Building science and new technologies bring more to the party than just energy savings. They make our homes healthier and more comfortable to live in, and reduce our impact on the environment – something Canadians care deeply about.
Nature is one of our core values – the world knows our bounty, from our lakes and waterways to the Canadian Shield. That means energy efficiency and environmental awareness is as Canadian as the Rockies. So are homes that are better built, keeping the elements outside and comfort inside.
The best builders in Canada recognize this! They participate in certification programs like the flagship ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, because these third-party verified, government-backed programs offer demonstrable proof that these builders Build Better Homes.
#1 in Better Built. EnerQuality, the number one certifier of energy efficient homes in Canada, is a collaboration of the Ontario Home Builders’ Association (OHBA) and The Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA).
In 2005, EnerQuality partnered with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to develop and pilot ENERGY STAR®® for New Homes. ENERGY STAR® is now the most successful energy efficiency program in Canadian residential construction, and in 2018 EnerQuality will proudly label its 90,000th home. Approximately 32% of new homes in Ontario are now built to ENERGY STAR® standards. To the builders who have made it happen and the homeowners enjoying the results, we only say… it’s a great start!
Our Better Built Team
Our Better Built Board
Alison Minato Chair Connie Carras Chair, Audit & Risk Committee CEC Enterprises, President and Chief Growth Architect Richard Hoffman Chair, Governance Committee Lawyer, Delzotto, Zorzi LLP John Amardeil Director President, BAM Builder and Advertiser Marketing Larry Brydon Director Vice President, Business Development & Regulatory Affairs, Cricket Energy Andy Goyda Director Market Development Manager, Owens Corning Canada
Paul Golini Jr. Director Executive Vice President and Co-Founder, Empire Communities Ian Loughran Director President, Energy Six Consultants, Inc. Sean Mason Director Founder, Sean Mason Homes Martin Luymes Director Director, Program Relations, HRAI Corey McBurney Ex-officio Director President, EnerQuality