What is an EnerGuide Label?
The EnerGuide label on a newly constructed home is the document which summarizes the home’s energy performance information from the EnerGuide home evaluation completed after the home was constructed. The EnerGuide label should be permanently posted in a visible spot in the home, for example in the home’s mechanical room or on the electrical panel.
The label includes:
- Your EnerGuide rating – the modelled energy consumption of your home measured in gigajoules per year. The lower the rating, the less energy you consume.
- A typical new house reference – the reference point that shows the estimated energy consumption of a home that is the same size, location and design as yours and built to the current new construction energy efficiency requirements of the National Building Code.
- Breakdown of the rated annual energy consumption – a pie-chart breakdown of the major energy uses within the home.
- Greenhouse gas emissions – the estimated GHGs emitted annually as a result of using energy in your home.
For a more detailed explanation see the Natural Resources Canada Guide to the EnerGuide Label for Homes.