Maintaining your house is a big investment, and your energy bills can be among your greatest monthly expenses. Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency can help you make your home more comfortable and reduce your energy costs.
The existing housing stock in Canada has significant energy-saving potential. Even if you are not applying for a grant in your province or territory, you can obtain an energy evaluation of your home through the EnerGuide Rating System (Existing Homes).
When buying or building a new house, you should consider your energy efficiency options early in the process. You and your builder can use the EnerGuide Rating System to design energy efficiency upgrades during construction. ENERGY STAR® for New Homes promotes new homes that are more energy efficient than those built to minimum building codes. R-2000 homes meet an even higher standard for increased energy efficiency, indoor air quality and environmental responsibility in home construction.