ENERGY STAR for New Homes

What is ENERGY STAR® for New Homes?

ENERGY STAR is an internationally recognized brand and a trusted symbol for identifying energy-efficient products, including new homes. In Canada, the ENERGY STAR symbol has represented the standard of premium energy efficiency in many product categories for over a decade.

An ENERGY STAR qualified new home is a practical choice for home buyers looking for a new home that is backed by a trusted brand and built with quality, energy efficiency and the environment in mind.


ENERGY STAR qualified homes built to the ENERGY STAR for New Homes Standard are on average 20 percent more energy-efficient than those built to today's minimum standards in building codes. This level of energy efficiency translates into less energy needed to operate your home and savings on your utility bills.

Today, 17 percent of the energy consumed in Canada is used to operate our homes. Through improved energy efficiency associated with the ENERGY STAR brand, you can reduce the energy demand for your home. This conserves our natural resources for future generations.

Quality Assurance

To earn the trusted ENERGY STAR Qualified Label, a home must be built by an ENERGY STAR builder participant and meet technical requirements for energy efficiency developed by the Government of Canada.

So, very much like with an ENERGY STAR qualified stove or a dishwasher, you can be sure you are getting a quality product by choosing a home with the government-backed ENERGY STAR Qualified Label.

The ENERGY STAR® mark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and used with permission. For more information visit

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