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Canadians expect their homes to be well-built and want to take action on climate change. Leading home builders are building to high performance standards today and aiming higher. That’s the energy efficiency market at work. EnerQuality is here to help.



EnerQuality is the #1 certifier of energy efficient homes in Canada and the market leader in residential green building programs like ENERGY STAR® and Net Zero.

We were founded in 1998 by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. For the last 20 years we’ve been part of the growing residential energy efficiency industry.

EnerQuality’s role is to create voluntary, market-based programs that accelerate housing innovation and improve building performance. We partner with government, manufacturers, utilities, energy advisors, architects and engineers to bring our programs to market.

In 2005, EnerQuality joined forces with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to develop ENERGY STAR® for New Homes. Turns out we created the most successful energy efficiency program in Canadian housing.

In 2018, thanks to funding from IESO and Enbridge, EnerQuality and NRCan again teamed up to develop ENERGY STAR® Multifamily. Now in market, it’s poised to change how we build mid/high-rise housing.

Better Built

Buildings account for 11% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions. Improving the energy efficiency of housing as it’s being designed and built is an important strategy in the fight against climate change. The good news is we’re on the right track.

Canada has a proud history as the leader in building science dating back to the 1970s. Decades later, market-based programs like ENERGY STAR®, Optimum Home and Savings By Design have helped put the home building industry on a path to low-carbon Net Zero housing.

But there’s more to Better Built Homes than energy and carbon. Building durability and resilience as well as occupant health and comfort are equally important.

Thankfully, EnerQuality’s builders are passionate about sustainability, trained in building science and skilled in quality management. They’re the best in the business and we’re proud to work with them.

Our team is here to help. Please contact any of us for assistance.

Our Team

Corey McBurney President

Rose Benedetto Managing Director

Shannon Bertuzzi Vice President, Market Development

Bari Rapp Program Coordinator

Christephanie Uy Certification Manager

Kain Allicock Program Manager

Golara Mehrpour Program Coordinator

EnerQuality is fortunate to have the guidance of an extraordinary Board of Directors.

Our Board

Connie Carras
President, CEC Enterprises

John Amardeil
Chair, Audit & Risk Committee

Richard Hoffman
Chair, Governance Committee
Lawyer, Delzotto, Zorzi LLP

Larry Brydon
Vice President, Business Development & Regulatory Affairs, Cricket Energy

Andy Goyda
Market Development Manager, Owens Corning Canada

Paul Golini Jr.
Executive Vice President Industry Relations, Empire Communities

Ian Loughran
CEO, Vereco Smart Green Homes. 

Martin Luymes
Vice President, Government & Stakeholder Relations, HRAI

Agnieszka Wloch
Vice President, Development, Minto Group

Katherine Sparkes
Director-Innovation, Research and Development, IESO

Corey McBurney
President, EnerQuality