Energy efficiency for homes

Find information on how to assess and improve the energy performance of old and new homes. Learn about the government programs and incentives that help Canadians consume less energy and save money.

Learn about energy-efficient homes

Learn about home energy performance, energy-efficient upgrades and fixtures, EnerGuide rating, benefits of an energy-efficient home.

Make your home more energy-efficient

Find out how to save energy and money by making modest investments and minor changes around your home.

Learn about buying a new energy-efficient home

Purchasing or building an energy-efficient home; energy saving innovations and options for your home.

Explore the financial incentives by province

Financial incentives, rebates, programs, provinces.

Find a service provider

Looking for a new home builder or want to make some energy-efficient upgrades to your home? Find a service provider in your area.

Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP)

LEEP accelerates energy efficient construction by enabling builders to reduce their time, risk finding, and help them build higher performance homes better, faster and more affordably.

Professional opportunities

Find a service organizations, become an energy-efficient builder or energy advisor, learn about ENERGY STAR® and other tools for industry professionals.

About Integrated Community Energy Solutions

In Canada, energy used by the multiple sectors at work in communities, from housing to industry, accounts for some 60 percent of our total energy consumption. In most communities, the sectors that make up the "built environment" are largely independent of one another when it comes to energy use. Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES) make use of the opportunities that come from treating the built community environment as a system.

Urban Archetypes Project

From 2006 to 2008, CanmetENERGY developed energy consumption profiles of average households in thirty-one neighbourhoods within eight communities across Canada. The project explores how urban form (land use and infrastructure) influences vehicular transportation energy usage and household energy consumption.