R-2000 is a voluntary standard administered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and is delivered through a network of service organizations and professionals across Canada.
Developed in partnership with Canada's residential construction industry, R-2000 is one of the initiatives offered by NRCan's Office of Energy Efficiency. This initiative’s aim is to promote the use of cost-effective energy-efficient building practices and technologies. Through the use of third-party evaluators and a government of Canada supported certification process homeowners are assured of real value and consistency.
ENERGY STAR is an internationally recognized brand and a trusted symbol for identifying energy-efficient products (e.g. kitchen appliances, televisions, etc.) and new homes.
In little more than a decade, the blue ENERGY STAR symbol has become a consumer icon in Canada and has come to represent the standard of premium energy efficiency in many product categories. Since 2005, energy-efficient new homes can also be ENERGY STAR qualified.
Its guiding star is well known and trusted by Canadians as the mark of high energy efficiency performance.
EnerGuide for New Homes
As consumers, builders, renovators, retailers and service providers in the Residential Construction Industry, you are most likely being asked about the incentives and grants being offered by the Provincial Governments for new home construction.
We have enclosed information for you that will enable you to answer your client's questions and direct them to where they can go to get additional information on incentives and rebates.
What is the difference between ENERGY STAR and R-2000 homes?
Both ENERGY STAR and R-2000 new homes offer a number of energy saving features to provide maximum energy efficiency for your home. R-2000 homes also have clean air and environmental features that make them some of the most energy-efficient homes on the market.