Change Homes For Climate Guide
Whether you're planning to build or renovate your home, this guide will help you meet a greener standard and join other Edmontonians in our quest to become a carbon neutral city!
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EnerGuide is Canada’s energy rating and labelling system that certifies the energy efficiency of new and existing products and homes. The EnerGuide rating allows you to easily compare the energy efficiency of major household appliances sold in Canada. EnerGuide also provides a standard measure of your home’s energy performance.
The EnerGuide label shows you (and future buyers) exactly how energy-efficient your home is and allows you to compare against similar homes in your neighbourhood and across Canada. If you’re planning to renovate or sell your home, the rating shows your home’s present level of energy efficiency AND projects the level it could achieve with recommended upgrades.
As of 2016, the EnerGuide rating system has changed. The new EnerGuide labels show the gigajoules (GJ) per year that a house uses.
GJs per year is a unit of measurement for energy on an annual basis. The higher the GJ per year number, the less efficient the home is. The closer to zero the GJ per year measurement is, the more efficient the house is. Homes that produce more energy than they use will have a rating of zero.
The City of Edmonton has a home energy labelling program called Home Energy Plan.
On June 20, 2012, Edmonton City Council supported the development of a New and Existing Home Energy Labelling program, as outlined in the Green Building Plan.
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