The evaluation report presents every aspect of your home that relates to energy efficiency: insulation, air tightness, and the performance of heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems as well as the energy consumption habits of its occupants.
It provides a clear picture of the current situation in your home and indicates its performance rating, also known as the EnerGuide rating or the energy efficiency rating.
The report also provides the possible EnerGuide rating that your home could reach once the renovations are carried out, if they are carried out correctly and in their entirety.
For every item contained in the evaluation report, you will find a list of recommended renovations, their priority level and their potential energy savings.
Among the listed recommendations, some are eligible for financial assistance under the Rénoclimat program. Look over the financial assistance amounts associated with the eligible work as you plan your renovations.
Your evaluation report can also be used as a checklist when discussing the renovations with your contractor.
Are you looking for more renovation advice? Consult our practical advice section and discuss your renovation project with your advisor.
The EnerGuide rating is a figure between 0 and 100 that represents the exact measure of your home’s energy efficiency. This unit of measure is established by the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE). It allows you to compare the performance of one residence with that of other residences of similar size in the same region.
The table below shows how to find the EnerGuide rating of your home based on its characteristics.
0 to 50
Older, unrenovated home
51 to 65
Older, renovated home
66 to 74
Older home with energy savings renovations or new standard home
75 to 79
New energy efficient home
80 to 90
New, high energy performance home (ex. Novoclimat house)
91 to 100
Home that requires little or no energy purchases
Your home’s EnerGuide rating appears in the evaluation report and on a self-adhesive label that is given to you which must be applied to the electrical panel of your home.
Are you putting your home up for sale? Think about mentioning its EnerGuide rating in the description!
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