GHG 1.1 Building Energy Performance
Design the building(s) to achieve at least ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, version 17 or R-2000® requirements. 1
GHG 1.2 Building Energy Performance (Core)
Design, construct and label the building(s) to achieve at least ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, version 17 or R-2000® requirements.2,3
City-owned buildings (Agencies, Corporations and Divisions) Residential uses:
Design, construct and label the building to achieve at least ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, version 17 or R-2000® requirements. The CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program, Passive House or an alternative zero emissions standard certification is encouraged.
GHG 1.3 Energy Efficient Appliances (Core)
Where supplied, for each unit, provide ENERGY STAR® labeled refrigerators, ceiling fans, clothes washers and dishwashers.4
GHG 1.4 High Performance, Low-Carbon Pathway (Core)
Design and construct the building to be Net Zero ready in accordance with the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program.5
GHG 1.5 High Performance, Low-Carbon Pathway (Core)
Design and construct the building in accordance with the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program or Passive House Standards.5
Specifications and Resources
- Complete the Energy Efficiency Design Summary for Part 9 residential housing, including a copy of the Builder Option Package form for ENERGY STAR® v. 17 or R-2000®.
- An ENERGY STAR® for New Homes (Version 17 or later) label or proof of compliance with NRCan 2012 R-2000® Standard (or later) label is required as proof of compliance for Tier 2 projects.
- Service Organizations are licensed by NRCan to deliver ENERGY STAR® qualified home labels or R2000® certification. For a list of authorized service organizations see Natural Resources Canada ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Standard evaluations are conducted by Certified Energy Advisors following either a performance or a prescriptive approach. For the performance approach, use the HOT2000 software v.10.51. For the purposes of ESNH, a Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURB) is defined as a low-rise of purely residential occupancy that consists of a set of separate stacked residential units with each unit having a private entrance either outside the building or from a common hall, lobby, vestibule or stairway, a minimum of two vertically stacked units and a minimum of two storeys above finished grade. For the prescriptive approach, evaluations are conducted using the BOP (Builder Option Package). Certified energy Advisors are independent contractors who perform the testing and final inspection and report. They submit their report to the NRCan Authorized Service Organization. For more information: ENERGY STAR in Canada or to review ENERGY STAR® for New Homes v.17.0. The ENERGY STAR® trademark is administered and promoted in Canada by Natural Resources Canada and is used with permission. For more information: R-2000® Homes standard and label. R-2000® is an official trademark of Natural Resources and is used with permission.
- More information about energy efficient products and appliances.
- Conformance with the Technical Requirements shall be verified by a Canadian Home Builders’ Association Qualified Net Zero Service Organization (SO) and Energy Advisor (EA), as described in the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling Program Administrative Requirements per the SO and EA Agreements. The plan evaluation, airtightness testing, and inspection of every Net Zero/Ready Home shall be carried out by a CHBA Qualified Net Zero EA to confirm that this requirement has been met. Tier 4, Net Zero homes include the provision of on-site renewable energy. Passive House Certification is also accepted.