ENERGUIDE EVALUATIONS

Assess and improve on energy efficiency!

An EnerGuide home evaluation is able to help you understand how your home uses energy today and can identify energy efficient upgrade improvements. An energy-efficient home provides enhanced occupant comfort, increased resale value, improved air quality, reduced carbon emissions and utilizes less energy. 

BENEFITS OF A ENERGUIDE HOME EVALUATION

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What is EnerGuide?

EnerGuide is the official Government of Canada mark associated with identifying a products energy consumption and energy efficiency. The distinctive EnerGuide rating system is a universally well known standard that gets applied on new vehicles, appliances, heating / cooling equipment, and houses that have been tested for energy efficiency. The intent of a EnerGuide home evaluation is to help you improve the comfort and energy efficiency of your home.

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Energy Transparency

 Anyone can claim that a house is energy efficient, but an EnerGuide rating label for your home will prove how efficient it is with a third party verification process performed by a certified Energy Advisor under Natural Resources Canada. Only fully-trained and certified Energy Advisors are qualified to conduct energy audits. Special tools, equipment and computer modeling software are used to assess building geometry, components, insulation levels, air leakage and the effectiveness of your heating and cooling equipment. The home is then given an home energy rating, and the results are given to you in a way that you can easily understand.

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WHAT ARE THE BENEFITS?

Access To Financial Incentives - Obtaining an EnerGuide Home Evaluation gets you access to attractive financial incentives. When we complete the pre and post retrofit evaluation, you are eligible to receive $300 from CleanBC Better Homes and another $150 top up from select municipalities. That’s $450 in rebates going towards an existing home energy evaluation.


Become Energy Literate - Understand how much energy your home consumes, pinpoint the exact areas where energy is being wasted. This helps you make the best energy efficiency choices to save on utility costs and improve the comfort of your home.


Making Informed Decisions - An EnerGuide evaluation can assist in making informed decisions when operating, renovating or purchasing a home.


Increased Resale Value - An EnerGuide label is an official record of your home’s energy performance and may help increase its resale value. If you’re thinking of selling your home, it might be the perfect time to get an EnerGuide evaluation. Home sellers pro-actively obtain EnerGuide ratings for their homes and display the rating online. 


Independent Third Party Evaluation - All Energy Adviser's that deliver the EnerGuide Rating System work within a strict code of ethics backed by the government of Canada. This ensures that every home is inspected and assessed through a third party verification process.


  *EnerGuide is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada.  

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What's Included in an EnerGuide Evaluation?

In effectively measuring your homes energy performance, we start out by asking you about your goals for your home and any efficiency or comfort issues you’d like help solving. We then perform our on site evaluation where the following information is collected and executed:


  • Measure the size, geometry and heated volume of the building envelope
  • Document all building envelope details (walls, doors, windows, ceilings and foundation)
  • Document the existing insulation levels throughout your home 
  • Document on site mechanical systems (heating system, air conditioning system, ventilation system and domestic hot water)
  • Perform a blower door air tightness test
  • Utilize HOT2000 to build a detailed energy model of your home
  • Explain relevant rebate programs 


What You'll Receive From Our EnerGuide Evaluation

Once our analysis has been complete, you will be provided with detailed information about your home’s energy performance (review our EnerGuide Sample Reports). A post-retrofit evaluation is recommended after upgrades have been completed in order to properly showcase your homes revised and improved EnerGuide rating. This information is very advantageous if you ever decide to sell your home.


The following documentation is provided to you :


  1. Homeowner Information Sheet - describes the home’s building assemblies and equipment as assessed on the day it was evaluated. It also illustrates how the home’s energy is used based on standard operating conditions and where the house loses its heat
  2. EnerGuide Label - This label gets applied to your electrical panel where it identifies your homes rated energy consumption in Gigajoules (GJ) per year. 
  3. Renovation Upgrade Report - The upgrade recommendations are presented in the form of a easy to follow roadmap. You are provided with multiple output formats for understanding the recommendations.
  4. Homeowner Renovation Rebates - We provide a detailed breakdown of the available energy improvement rebates your project would be eligible to receive.


 *EnerGuide is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada. 

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