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- Housing accounts for approximately 17% of secondary energy used in Canada. While most consumer products have been commoditized globally, housing is built and renovated locally, providing us with the ability to dramatically reduce the home’s energy footprint – ultimately moving towards Net-Zero Energy (NZE) homes.
- Affordable Net Zero Energy Homes - Research Project.
The development of Next Generation Energy Efficiency Housing Standards: Learn more about the upcoming changes to the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS), ENERGY STAR for New Homes, and the R-2000 Standard.
- Homebuilders, Renovators and Trades
- Manufacturers, Retailers and Utilities
- Case Studies, Success Stories and Ready-to-Use Articles
- Grants and Incentives
- Publications: Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency has everything you need to save energy, save money and help protect the environment while reducing greenhouse gas emissions that contributes to climate change.
- Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations
- Statistics and Analysis. In 1991, Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) launched the National Energy Use Database (NEUD) initiative to help the department improve its knowledge of energy consumption and energy efficiency at the end-use level in Canada. The NEUD's most important role is to secure the development of a reliable, Canada-wide information base on energy consumption for all energy-consuming sectors.
Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC)
EQuilibrium™ Sustainable Housing Demonstration Initiative. EQuilibrium™ is a national Sustainable Housing Demonstration initiative, led by CMHC, that brings the private and public sectors together to develop homes that combine resource- and energy-efficient technologies with renewable energy technologies in order to reduce their environmental impact. Project teams have been selected to build EQuilibrium™ Housing demonstration projects across Canada.
Building Envelope and Structure. NRC-IRC's Building Envelope and Structure Program develops technologies for the design, construction and operation of durable, energy-efficient and cost-effective building systems. The research applies to all types of buildings and some concrete building structures.
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Buildings have a dramatic impact on their occupants and the environment. Buildings use large amounts of resources during construction and renovation, and continue to do so throughout their operation. Small and mid-sized businesses, whether they own the building they occupy or not, have an opportunity to reduce environmental impacts and costs, and improve indoor environments and company image. Read more here.
- Canada's Contribution to Zero-Energy Housing. Zero energy housing is capable of producing, at minimum, an annual output of renewable energy that is equal to the total amount of its annual consumed/purchased energy from energy utilities. Energy efficiency is the first step to achieve Zero Energy Housing and... read more here.
Environment Canada Receives International Award for Advancing Clean Technology with Zero Energy Housing Projects. News Release.
- Zero Energy Housing Map