What do they all mean?
As housing science experts, Sun Ridge is your source of information for efficiency innovation in the residential construction industry.
As a home owner, before putting your home on the market, you may want to have it rated. Rating your home can help to give potential buyers an idea of the energy efficiency in your home. Your realtor can assist you in getting the highest value for your home by providing valuable information about the features, rating and benefits of their listing. Getting a rating for a home that’s not-yet rated is easy and inexpensive (takes about 2 hours of in-house time) plus some office time for Sun Ridge.
As a home buyer, ask your realtor about a home’s energy rating before purchasing. Many regions require the energy ratings to be noted in a real estate listing. Buyers may wish to have the ERS rating information provided for them as a condition of sale (similar to the pre-purchase home inspection). This service is now available, contact Sun Ridge to book yours.
ENERGY STAR® for New Homes rating program is a homeowner’s guarantee of energy efficiency. These standards are approximately 30% more energy efficient than conventionally-built homes. For more info, contact us or visit Natural Resources Canada.
Canadian homeowners deserve to know exactly how their home’s efficiency rates with the EnerGuide Rating System. The EnerGuide Rating System adds value to the home, provides the assurance of third-party verification, and serves as a tool for estimating the annual energy consumption of the home. For more info, contact us.
Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) is a rating system that is recognized as the international mark of excellence for green building in over 132 countries. LEED Canada for Homes promotes the design and construction of high-performance green homes. For more info, contact us or visit Canada Green Building Council.
The R-2000 Standard includes requirements for energy efficiency, indoor air quality and the use of environmentally responsible materials. It doesn’t specify how a house must be built. It sets criteria for how a home must perform, leaving builders free to choose the most effective & economical way to build it. For more info, contact us or visit Natural Resources Canada.
Built Green Canada is a national, industry-driven organization committed to working with builder interested in responsible sustainable practices in teh residential building sector. Recently introduced in Saskatchewan, the organization offer programs for single family and high density projects. For more information, contact us, or visit Built Green Canada.