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Important note: As of April 1st, the EnerGuide Rating System is changing in B.C.
EnerGuide is the official mark of the Government of Canada for its energy performance rating and labeling program for houses, light-duty vehicles, and certain energy-using products. EnerGuide Ratings are available for new home construction and for existing homes.
An EnerGuide rating helps you understand the energy efficiency of a home as you consider upgrades or purchasing a home. You can receive an EnerGuide rating through having an EnerGuide home evaluation with an energy advisor working with a licensed service organization to help you make informed choices about energy saving upgrades.
Formerly, the scale for homes was from 0 to 100, with 100 being the most efficient (a home that requires no net purchased energy on an annual basis). Going forward, the new EnerGuide will instead let you know how much energy (in Gigajoules) the home is modeled to use on an annual basis. The label also now will include greenhouse gas emissions and energy intensity. View a new sample label and a sample Renovation Upgrade Report.
To work in the new version of the EnerGuide Rating System, energy advisors and service organizations will complete a robust examination process to ensure that those who deliver the services have mastered core competencies in building science principals and delivering evaluations.