ENERGY STAR is an international symbol of energy efficiency.
The ENERGY STAR symbol helps consumers quickly and easily identify major appliances and other energy-using equipment that save energy. ENERGY STAR identifies products as the top high efficiency performer in their category. ENERGY STAR is a dynamic government/industry partnership that makes it easy for businesses and consumers to save money and protect the environment.
ENERGY STAR Canada is a voluntary arrangement between Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency and organizations that manufacture, sell or promote products that meet the ENERGY STAR levels of energy performance. ENERGY STAR Canada is administered by Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE)The ENERGY STAR symbol is on many products sold in Canada.
The ENERGY STAR symbol, where applicable, is found on the EnerGuide label. While EnerGuide label provides buyers with the ability to shop and compare energy ratings, ENERGY STAR goes one step further and identifies products that meet prescribed higher levels of energy efficiency.
DeMark Home Ontario is proudly a certified member of Canada’s ENERGY STAR Program.
Energy Star FAQs
- Qualifying ENERGY STAR labeled products must meet and exceed minimum Canadian Federal energy efficiency standards according to a prescribed performance level for each product area.
- Most products that qualify in the US also qualify in Canada.
- In order for a new home to be ENERGY STAR qualified, it must be built to ENERGY STAR for New Homes technical specifications by a licensed ENERGY STAR for New Homes builder
- By choosing ENERGY STAR labeled products, buyers save energy and money on utility bills, reduce air pollution without sacrificing the features, versatility or style they expect.
- New houses that receive the ENERGY STAR label are approximately 30 percent more energy efficient than homes built to minimum standards of provincial building codes.
- ENERGY STAR labeled products are found in retailers’ showrooms across Canada.
- Consumers can look for the ENERGY STAR symbol on product packaging, literature, product advertising and, of course, on the products themselves – in some cases, you may also find it on the EnerGuide label.
- The ENERGY STAR for New Homes initiative is currently available in Ontario and Saskatchewan. If you are a homebuyer or home builder in one of these provinces, you can contact your ENERGY STAR for New Homes Service Organization for more information.
An energy efficient new home is a smart choice for many good reasons. Bene?ts of energy efficient homes include:
- Long term savings: efficient homes have lower operating costs because they use far less energy
- Protection from rising energy costs: efficient homes help offset the effects of increasing energy prices
- Increased resale value: energy efficient homes are worth more to buyers
- Improved home comfort: energy efficient homes provide more comfort during the hottest and coldest months of the year
- Lower financing costs: owners of efficient homes are eligible for a mortgage insurance rebate and longer repayment terms from Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation
- Better for our environment: because they consume less energy, efficient homes produce far less greenhouse gas emissions than inefficient homes
For optimum energy efficiency, a homeowner’s best choice is a home built to the R-2000 standard or one that achieves an ecoENERGY for New Houses rating of 80 or higher. EnerGuide 80 and R-2000 homes offer a superior combination of comfort, efficiency and affordability
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