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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.

This system can be used to rate both old and new homes, and is helping Canada’s
builders to construct homes with a higher efficiency rating. The rating determines how
energy-efficient a home is, using a scale that ranges from 0 to 100. While regular
newly built homes 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.

Watch the following video for more information about energy-efficiency
in new housing.

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