Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2011
Policy Type:Information and Education>Performance Label>Comparison label, Information and Education>Performance Label>Endorsement label, Information and Education>Information provision, Voluntary Approaches>Public Voluntary Schemes, Information and Education, Information and Education>Advice/Aid in Implementation
Policy Target:Buildings>New buildings, Buildings>Existing buildings, Buildings>Building Type>Residential, Buildings>Building Code>Energy performance, Buildings>Building Code>Prescriptive, Lighting>Residential, Residential Appliances>Cooking & Laundry, Residential Appliances>Refrigeration, Residential Appliances>Space heating, Residential Appliances>Space cooling, Residential Appliances>Water heating, Residential Appliances>Ventilation, Buildings
Agency:Natural Resources Canada
Funding:ecoENERGY Efficiency for Housing and Buildings is one element of the ecoENERGY Efficiency initiative, which has been allocated CAD 195 million in federal funding over five years (fiscal year 2011/2012 to fiscal year 2015/2016).

Natural Resources Canada's ecoENERGY Efficiency for Buildings program provides tools and information to improve the energy performance of new and existing commercial and institutional buildings, including federally owned and operated buildings - supporting Canada's commitment to clean energy and energy efficiency. As part of the ecoENERGY Efficiency program, Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency encourages the construction and retrofit of low-rise residential housing, making the stock more energy efficient. The EnerGuide Rating System (ERS) is a standard measure of the energy performance of new and existing homes. The rating allows you to compare the energy performance of one house against another. The ENERGY STAR® for New Homes initiative promotes construction of new homes that are more energy efficient than those built to minimum building code requirements. The R-2000 Standard is a voluntary standard whereby homes are constructed by licensed and trained builders and are significantly more energy efficient than those built to minimum building code requirements, having additional elements such as clean air features and high levels of insulation.

25 Energy Efficiency Recommendations Applied:Cross-sectoral, Private investment in energy efficiency, Buildings, Net-zero energy consumption in buildings, Buildings, Improved energy efficiency in existing buildings, Buildings, Energy performance of building components and systems , Appliances and equipment, Market transformation policies, Lighting, Energy-efficient lighting systems, Buildings, Buildings, Mandatory building codes and MEPS, Buildings, Building energy labels or certificates
Related policies:EnerGuide Rating System , R-2000 , ENERGY STAR for New Homes
This record supersedes:ecoENERGY for Buildings and Houses

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