SkiHome is licensed to market the Energuide Rating System for new homes. This ias principally achieved with air tightness, Smart Framing, flooring materials, insulated concrete forms and rigid insulation external to the wood frame creating a thermal break.
Helping Canadians shop for energy efficiency EnerGuide is the official mark of the Government of Canada for its energy performance rating and labeling program for key consumer items—houses, light-duty vehicles, and certain energy-using products.
As part of the EnerGuide* initiative, new home builders work with an energy advisor to develop energy efficiency upgrade packages that they can offer you before the construction of your house begins.
After a house is completed, the energy advisor visits the home to verify that the energy efficiency upgrades were included as planned. Based on this verification, the homeowner is provided with an evaluation report and official label displaying the EnerGuide* rating of the home.
An EnerGuide* rating shows you, and future buyers, the energy consumption of your home when newly constructed. The rating is calculated based on standard operation assumptions so that you can compare the performance of one house to another.
The EnerGuide* rating system is also recognized as step one of two for a BUILT GREEN® certification, which takes a holistic approach to sustainable building.
Products can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications. EPA establishes these specifications based on the following set of key guiding principles: