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INFORMATION GAP

Energy efficiency in Canadian homes is generally thought to be on the leading edge compared to the rest of the world. While this is true in terms of things such as heat recovery ventilators (HRVís), window and glass technology and modelling software, there remains a huge and serious gap between homes built to the National Building Code (a minimum standard) and those built to easily achievable higher standards. Adding energy efficient options is voluntary at the moment. The case for adding them, while compelling, is not as well known as it should be. We are given, often without asking, the fuel consumption of new cars and the cost of loans. Appliances have a sticker that allows comparisons based on energy consumption. The cost to heat our new home remains clouded in mystery until the bill arrives and the time to take effective and relatively inexpensive measures is past. Consumers should be asking designers and builders for proper and full disclosure of estimated energy use in the home in time to do something about it. The technology to produce these estimates has been developed in Canada for the Canadian building system and is a world leader. Why consumers and consumer advocates are not demanding this information is another mystery. Order your New Home Energy Report today by clicking the link on this web page.