My EnerGuide™, an NRCan program, provides homeowners with verification that their home is constructed with a high quality envelope and an efficient mechanical system. Homes undertaking an EnerGuide™ evaluation by a certified energy evaluator receive a “My EnerGuide™” rating in gigajoules (GJ’s).
This energy metric enables homeowners to:
a blower door test to measure air leakage and identify opportunities to increase air tightness
an assessment of existing insulation levels and enclosure details; windows, doors, etc.
identification of mechanical and electrical system efficiencies and forecast consumption of gas and electrical
a computer model to determine home performance both ‘as-built’ and 'as designed' - assuming recommended improvements are made
an EnerGuide™ for New Homes report detailing operating costs, greenhouse gas emissions and detailed performance metrics; electrical, gas, etc.
an estimate of annual energy consumption along with an EnerGuide™ for New Homes label, a recognized tool for home sales
“Building Knowledge is Mattamy’s integral partner when facing the many building science challenges we encounter in bringing new communities to market. From building science consultation, to ENERGY STAR® testing and training, to regulatory updates and programs, Building Knowledge is instrumental in providing Mattamy the information and tools we need to make sound business decisions and provide well built homes to our customers.”