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NEW HOMES EnerGuide Rating Service
If you are planning to build or have moved into a new home within the last 6 months you qualify for EnerGuide for New Homes.
New homes that receive a rating number of 80 or better are classified as energy efficient. most new Homes in Alberta are around EnerGuide 75
Currently there are no grants available for New Homes in Alberta from either the Federal or Alberta governments.
However you can save a lot of money on the operating of your new home by upgrading various components.
Which ones make the most sense?
an energy simulation model can determine that for you
There are also rebates from various mortgage insurance providers when you build an energy efficient home
Where do I start?
What we need :
- set of blueprints - electronic (PDF) - Set of specifications - electronic (PDF) - Address of the New Home with Postal Code
Stage 1. Energy Simulation Model
produced using NRCan’s Hot 2000 software program. If your home is not completed, we can make recommendations and provide an energy usage analysis to compare the cost of alternate construction to your upgrade so you know if it is worth upgrading. (7-10 days to complete)
Stage 2. Blower Door Test
when the home is substantially completed (or within 6 months of possession) to measure air tightness. (7-10 days from request)
Stage 3. Final Report & Energuide Label
is issued with your final rating. (within 7 days of Blower Door Test)
Your Energuide Label takes 3-4 weeks , however you can still apply for grants and rebates with your final report
A 20 rating represents a home with major air leakage, no insulation and extremely high energy consumption.
A rating of 100 represents a house that is airtight, well insulated, sufficiently ventilated and requires no purchased energy on an annual basis.
Most homes built to Minimum Code are around 70-72, while energy efficient homes start at 80
Alberta New Home Average ENERGUIDE 75.5
10% rebate for 80 rating
10% rebate for 77 rating
Located in Olds
We service Red Deer and Area
Call Darrell at 403-586-1950