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  The EnerGuide Rating System
 

The EnerGuide Rating System was developed by Natural
Resources Canada as a way of measuring energy-efficiency
in homes. With EnerGuide we are able to provide independent
expert advice on energy-efficient home construction to builders
and new homebuyers across Canada. By estimating how much
energy a home will operate on, we are helping Canada’s builders
to construct homes with a higher energy rating.

The rating determines how energy-efficient a home is, using a scale that ranges
from 0 to 100. While new homes built to minimum provincial building codes have a
rating of about 72, a highly efficient home will have a rating of 80 or more. This high
rating is achieved by following stringent energy-efficiency guidelines and building a
home with features like additional insulation, high-performance windows and doors,
efficient heating and cooling equipment, tight construction and ducts, and ENERGY STAR®
qualified lighting and appliances. The EnerGuide rating label is placed on the
home’s electrical panel, so homeowners and potential buyers can see how energy-efficient
the home is.

Here is a sample of the EnerGuide rating label. Click here to enlarge

Sample Label

     
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