3rd party certification is proof that a building meets a high standard. Builders can choose from Canada’s most trusted certification programs. They’re all voluntary because better building is good business.
ENERGY STAR® Multifamily • ENERGY STAR® For New Homes • Net Zero
EnerGuide • R-2000
ENERGY STAR® MULTIFAMILY
ENERGY STAR® certified buildings are built by a licensed builder and verified by a licensed professional (engineer or architect) to be 15% more energy efficient than than the building code. 90% of Canadians know and trust the ENERGY STAR® brand. Now their new condo or apartment can help them save energy and lower their carbon footprint.
Built by a licensed builder and verified by an Energy Advisor, ENERGY STAR® certified homes are 20% more energy efficient than the building code. With 93,000 homes certified, ENERGY STAR® for New Homes is the most successful residential energy efficiency program in Canada.
Built by a qualified Net Zero builder and verified by an Energy Advisor, Net Zero homes are 80% more energy efficient than the building code. Add a renewable energy source like solar panels on the roof and these homes produce as much energy as they consume.
Energy Advisors use the EnerGuide Rating System to rate a home’s energy efficiency. Builders use EnerGuide to improve the energy efficiency of their homes and communicate that improvement to home buyers.
Since 1982, the R-2000 standard has led the way in residential energy efficiency. R-2000 homes are built by a licensed builder and verified by an Energy Advisor to be 50% more energy efficient than the building code. R-2000 homes also include measures to conserve water, reduce waste and improve indoor air quality.