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Looking for information about the EnerGuide Rating System, ENERGY STAR for New Homes, R-2000 Standards and other documents used in delivering initiatives? Contact us for information on how to gain access to these materials and others related to the HOT2000 software.

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If you are already participating in the EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR or R-2000 housing initiatives sign in to the members’ only resource centre, which provides administrative and technical documents, training materials, and marketing resources.

Download the HOT2000 software suite

HOT2000 is an energy simulation and design tool for low-rise residential buildings. This software is developed by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) to support the EnerGuide Rating System, ENERGY STAR for New Homes, and R-2000 residential energy efficiency initiatives.

NRCan provides two versions of the software: HOT2000 for general use and HOT2000 for use in training and by energy advisors.

User support for HOT2000 is available only to program participants. General users can get support from these professionals.

HOT2000 for general use

This suite is for the general public and building professionals who do not hold a current license agreement to use the EnerGuide Rating System, ENERGY STAR for New Homes or R-2000 residential energy-efficiency initiatives.

Select the version that meets your needs:

Training and energy advisor versions

Version 11 of HOT2000 includes the EnerGuide Rating System v15 training and energy advisor packages.

The training package includes the EnerGuide report generator (unprintable reports with “sample”). It is available to professionals who

  • previously qualified as an energy advisor or quality assurance specialist, or
  • achieve a passing grade on the EnerGuide foundation level exam.

The energy advisor package includes the EnerGuide Rating System report generator and is available to professionals who are qualified under EnerGuide v.15 requirements.

Download HOT2000 training and energy advisor version

Note: the complete download of HOT2000 can take a further 2 minutes after the “installation progress bar” indicates that the software has been downloaded.

In addition to meeting the requirements listed below, users must register with NRCan to obtain a password and receive appropriate software access privileges.  For additional information contact: nrcan.homes-maisons.rncan@canada.ca

HOT2000 Version 11.0 Software Package Includes Access Requirements
ERS v15 Training Package

 

  1. HOT2000 v11 with EnerGuide Rating System version15 mode
  2. EnerGuide Rating System Report Generator (unprintable reports with “sample” watermarks)
  1. Previously qualified as an energy advisor or quality assurance specialist
    or
  2. Achieve passing grade on the EnerGuide Foundation Level Exam. 
ERS v15 Energy Advisor Package
  1. HOT2000 v11 with EnerGuide Rating System version15 mode
  2. EnerGuide Rating System Report Generator
  1. Qualified under EnerGuide Rating System v.15 requirements

Access to the full EnerGuide Rating System versions of HOT2000 v9.34 and v10.51 is provided to energy advisors through service organizations operating under license agreement with Natural Resources Canada.  For more information, please contact: nrcan.homes-maisons.rncan@canada.ca