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What Is Available In My Region?

NRCan manages three initiatives that encourage the construction of energy efficient new homes. The R-2000 Standard and EnerGuide Rating System are available across Canada. The ENERGY STAR for New Homes initiative is available in both Ontario and Saskatchewan.

There are also a number of regional initiatives that work towards increasing the energy efficiency of new homes and use the EnerGuide Rating System to identify the home’s level of energy efficiency. Although NRCan does not manage these regional initiatives, they often work in conjunction with NRCan-managed new housing programs. Many of these regional programs encourage energy efficient home building that is tailored to the new housing market in their region.

Regional initiatives include:

Built Green
Yukon GreenHome
Power Smart New Home
GreenHouse Certified Construction