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MIBOP energy modeling software from Mindscape Innovations
Concept and design

Free online energy modeling from Mindscape Innovations

...EnerGuide score”, says Kyle Anders, Sustainable Design Specialist at Mindscape Innovations. By improving EnerGuide literacy among builders and homeowners, as ...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...EnerGuide: Run by the Canadian government, EnerGuide is an energy consumption index that evaluates not only appliances and heating / cooling equipment, but al...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...EnerGuide audit, and homes built to city building bylaws would be expected to achieve an EnerGuide rating of 80 or better. Blower door test © Ecohome Pa...

The high performance almost ZNE Warburg house by bioi - built for under $100,00
Efficient home design

A High Performance Home on a Shoe String Budget (Almost ZNE!)

...EnerGuide rating possible for a home that is not net-zero, a considerable achievement on such a small budget. By incorporating emerging technologies and innov...

High efficiency appliances
Appliances

Efficient appliances and electronics

...EnerGuide label that will list the estimated consumption in Kilowatt hours and dollars. Take a moment and do the math between models, considering the expected l...

Net Zero Energy Home ZNE in Edmonton Alberta
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Award winning Net Zero house in Edmonton Alberta Leads the Way

...EnerGuide rating of 100. The home also boasts a Walk Score of 56 and a transit score of 58. Strategic decisions: The original home on ...

LEED Homes

The 19 LEED for Homes Prerequisites

...EnerGuide) 76 or HERS (Home Energy Rating System) 80. This will be determined during the compulsory energy rating blower door test. 11.1 Refrigerant charge te...

Real estate

Are you selling a house? Here are the top 10 things homebuyers look for

...EnerGuide rating wherever possible; Look for ENERGY STAR certified appliances, and SmartSense appliances (low water consumption). Improve the overall energy e...

Grants and incentives

Green building financial incentives

...EnerGuide rating of 80 or higher will earn you $2,000 on a single family home. An additional $200 is available for meeting requirements of EnergyStar appliances...

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...EnerGuide Rating System in net zero energy applications. Drawing on NRCan’s national systems and infrastructure - including its certified energy advisors, cer...

The LEED Platinum infill house in Toronto
Real estate

Farnham Avenue House

...Energuide rating of 90, and achieved the first LEED for Homes Platinum Rating in the Greater Toronto Area. It is currently a subject of post occupancy evaluatio...