What is Energy Star?
ENERGY STAR is an internationally recognized brand and a trusted symbol for identifying energy-efficient products (e.g. kitchen appliances, televisions, etc.) and this includes new homes.
The blue ENERGY STAR symbol has become a consumer icon in Canada, representing the standard of premium energy efficiency in many product categories. Since 2005, energy-efficient new homes can also be ENERGY STAR qualified. Its guiding star is well known and trusted by Canadians as the mark of high energy efficiency performance.
An ENERGY STAR® qualified new home is on average 20 percent more energy efficient than a home built to code. These homes present a practical choice for homeowners looking for a new home that is energy efficient and environmentally friendly.
The ENERGY STAR for New Homes Standard was developed by the Government of Canada and Canada’s home building professionals. Builders can meet the standard by meeting an energy performance target or build based on predetermined conditions.
Every ENERGY STAR homeowner will receive NRCan’s ENERGY STAR certificate and label (shown on right). The certificate is given to the homeowner by the builder and the label is placed on the electrical panel.
Learn more about Natural Resource Canada Energy Efficiency programs for new homes and renovations
Energy Star Certificate
Energy Star Label
“At Nature Ridge Homes, we collaborate with leading industry professionals and agencies, like Natural Resources Canada, to find a natural balance between green design, elegant and timeless style, and sustainable living. When built to the latest standard, Energy Star homes are on average more efficient than other homes. Certifying our homes through Energy Star has helped to elevate our credibility in the new construction market as a company that is concerned for the environment, as well as a builder that builds homes to a higher standard.”
Josh Norwood, Nature Ridge Homes