Energy-Efficient New Home Construction

Investigate your options

A new home is a big investment. Consider ongoing monthly operating costs, such as heat, water and electricity, as well as the resale value when deciding on energy-efficient options.

New home options available include:

  • ENERGY STAR® new homes
  • Energy-efficient natural gas appliances

ENERGY STAR® for new homes

There are many other opportunities available to increase the energy performance and comfort of your home. Ask your builder about energy upgrade packages with money-saving features you will want to include in your new home.

ENERGY STAR® - helping you reduce energy costs

ENERGY STAR is the recognized standard for energy efficiency.

  • Homes that achieve the ENERGY STAR label have been independently verified to be at least 20% more energy efficient than homes that are built to the minimum building code standards for the province of Ontario.
  • These savings are based on the home's heating and hot water use.

Learn about the benefits of an ENERGY STAR® home.

Energy-efficient natural gas appliances

When purchasing new appliances, it is important to choose items that are both energy efficient and good for the environment. Learn about ENERGY STAR labels.