ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Initiative

  • 9/10 buyers consider energy efficiency important.
  • Brand recognition of ENERGY STAR®  is very strong – visual awareness is approximately 90% in Canada.
  • ENERGY STAR®  qualified homes are proven to sell faster and for a premium.
  • $2.99 more per square foot and up to 89 days faster, compared to similar conventional homes.
  • Very popular program in Ontario. ENERGY STAR®
  • 25% of  New Homes in United States are ENERGY STAR® certified.
  • Why not ? You are already meeting most of the requirements anyways.

What is an ENERGY STAR®  home? 

  • Must meet EnerGuide 81
  • Higher insulation values, walls, ceiling, foundation
  • 2.5 ACH (air changes per hour)
  • HRV (must be either ENERGY STAR® or  HVI certified)
  • Must have ENERGY STAR®
    • heating system
    • Hot water
    • Bath fans + kitchen range hood fan
    • Windows and doors (USI 1.6 Lower Mainland, USI 1.4 Whistler)
    • 400 KWh/yr of electrical savings including ENERGY STAR® qualified:
      – lighting (LED)
      – Appliances (dish washer, refrigerator, freezer, clothes washer)
      -ventilation (bath and kitchen exhaust fans)

$2000 rebate –  FortisBC Power Sense Rebates for ENERGY STAR® qualified homes.   click here for more info 

The ENERGY STAR® name and the ENERGY STAR® symbol are registered trademarks of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are used with permission.

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