When it comes to housing, Canadians expect quality and want action on climate change. Leading home builders know this. They’re building to a high standard and aiming higher. That’s energy efficiency at work; EnerQuality is here to help.
EnerQuality is the #1 certifier of energy efficient housing in Canada and the market leader in residential green building programs.
Founded in 1998 by the Ontario Home Builders’ Association and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, we’ve been part of the growing residential energy efficiency industry for the past 20 years.
EnerQuality creates voluntary, market-based programs that support builders and accelerate innovation. We partner with government, manufacturers, utilities and professionals to bring our programs to market.
In 2005, EnerQuality joined forces with Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to develop ENERGY STAR® for New Homes. The results are in: we created the most successful energy efficiency program in Canadian housing and proved that government and industry can do great things together.
In 2018, thanks to funding from the IESO and Enbridge, EnerQuality and NRCan again teamed up to develop ENERGY STAR® Multifamily. Now in market, the Government of Canada and the homebuilding industry are working to change how we build mid/high-rise housing.
Improving the energy efficiency of housing is a critical strategy in the fight against climate change. The good news is we know how to do it.
Canada has been a global leader in buildng science since the 1970s. Decades later, market-based programs like ENERGY STAR® and Enbridge’s Optimum Home and Savings By Design made energy efficiency mainstream and put housing on the path to net zero energy.
But there’s more to better building than carbon. Durability, resilience and occupant health and comfort are equally important dimensions of quality.
Thankfully, EnerQuality’s builders are serious about sustainability, trained in building science and skilled in quality construction. 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.
EnerQuality is fortunate to have the guidance of an extraordinary Board of Directors.
President, CEC Enterprises
Chair, Audit & Risk Committee
Chair, Governance Committee
Lawyer, Delzotto, Zorzi LLP
Vice President, Business Development & Regulatory Affairs, Cricket Energy
Market Development Manager, Owens Corning Canada
Paul Golini Jr.
Executive Vice President Industry Relations, Empire Communities
CEO, Vereco Smart Green Homes.
Vice President, Government & Stakeholder Relations, HRAI
Vice President, Development, Minto Group
Director-Innovation, Research and Development, IESO