Did you know that nearly 60,000 families across Canada live in ENERGY STAR homes? These homes have been constructed by an ENERGY STAR builder to be more efficient than the average home and include many additional features to help you save energy. They've also been awarded a Government of Canada ENERGY STAR label so you know that your home meets the highest standards.
What are the features of an ENERGY STAR home?
While every ENERGY STAR home is as unique as the family who lives there, there are several common features that every certified home shares.
Higher Insulation LevelsThe walls and ceilings inside ENERGY STAR homes have higher insulation levels than typical houses to help to keep your home a consistently comfortable temperature.
Efficient Heating and Cooling SystemsThese ENERGY STAR certified systems regulate the temperature inside your home more efficiently, helping to cut down on your monthly energy consumption.
Energy-Efficient Windows, Doors and SkylightsENERGY STAR windows and doors help keep your home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Many also have low-emissivity coatings to reduce UV sun damage to your furniture and floors.
State-of-the-Art Ventilation SystemThis device improves the air quality throughout your entire home by exchanging stale air with filtered outdoor air.
Additional Air SealingBy reducing the amount of air that leaks in and out of your home, you'll cut heating and cooling costs, as well as reduce the amount of pollen and dust that gets inside to create a healthier environment for you and your family.
Energy STAR Certified ProductsFrom appliances to lighting, ENERGY STAR offers a whole suite of high-performance products to fill your home.
What are the benefits?
ENERGY STAR homes are built better from the ground up and offer a variety of benefits to the families who call them home.
- Better Indoor Living
Improved air quality and a comfortable home no matter the season, ENERGY STAR homes are easy to live in and enjoy.
- Lower Household Energy Consumption
Today, over 17% of the energy consumed in Canada is used to operate our homes. ENERGY STAR homes are built to be approximately 20% more energy efficient, meaning you'll consume less energy than the average household.
- Reduced Greenhouse Gas Emissions
Conserving energy helps to reduce emissions that cause climate change. With an ENERGY STAR home, you'll be saving over 1,000 kilograms of greenhouse gasses that could have been emitted into the atmosphere every year.
- Resale Appeal
If the time comes to sell, you can be certain that you'll stand out with an ENERGY STAR certified home. The many energy saving features and stylish design will help turn a hesitant homebuyer into a sure thing.
Learn more about ENERGY STAR homes and what you can do to make your own home more energy efficient.
Sources: Natural Resources Canada, ENERGY STAR
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