The housing sector in Canada provides significant potential for the reduction of our nation’s energy footprint and delivering many other benefits to Canadians. Learn more about how we assist homeowners, homebuyers, builders, renovators, designers, and manufacturers in realizing this potential.



Energy-efficient homes

Learn how you can have a more energy-efficient home that can save you money and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.


Read about how you can buy or build and ENERGY STAR® home.

Housing research

Learn more about the research being done at CanmetENERGY to help reduce a home’s energy footprint.

Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP)

Find out how builders can use the LEEP program to reduce their time and risk in building higher performance homes.

Net Zero Energy (NZE) housing

Find out how a Net Zero home produces at least as much energy as it consumes.

Solar ready guidelines

Learn about solar design considerations & modifications that can be made to a home.