Trusted By The Best

EnerGuide Evaluation & Canada Greener Homes Program

An EnerGuide home evaluation is a comprehensive energy rating system designed by Natural Resource of Canada to help Homeowners understand how efficient their home is and what are the area for the improvement.

Recently, the federal government launched a funding program for assisting homeowners for home energy improvements. This program includes maximum of $5600 rebates for the eligible retrofits plus access to a ten-year interest free loan up to $40,000.

Elegibility

  • Household Eligibilty

    1. Register Canada Greener Homes Program.
    2. Proof of Ownership.
    3. Home must be primary residence.
    4. Home must be 6 months or older.

  • Upgrade Eligibility

    1. Have a pre-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation.
    2. Have a post-retrofit EnerGuide evaluation.
    3. Complete atleast one of the recommended upgrades in your Renovation Upgrade Report.
    4. Some retrofits require a licensed and trained professional.

If you are ready to start your journey to benefit from the $5,600 rebates and up to $40,000 interest free loan, then we are here to help. We can stop by your house in 2 business days and prepare your EnerGuide evaluation reports in 5 business days.

We understand each retrofit and renovation is a specific case and how stressful it might be. So, we can help you through the registration process for the program and give you a free consultation for any possible questions or doubts about the program and available rebates to find the best solution for your specific case.

Preparation For The Energuide Evaluation

What to expect and how does it work?

Our Registered Energy Advisor will arrive at your home on the date and time you’ve arranged and review the scope of our work with you. The test requires us to take some pictures from your house and you need to give us consent before we can start. You can discuss any plans and priorities with your Energy Advisor during the assessment before he starts the data collection which includes:

The home Envelope
Windows and Doors
Space Heating and Space Cooling
Ventilation System
Airtightness (Blower Door Test)
Water Heating Equipment
Renewable Energy

How It Works

  • Assessment

    The first step in an energy audit involves a thorough and systematic examination of the home's energy usage.

  • Identification

    Building on the information gathered during the assessment, the energy audit then focuses on identifying specific energy inefficiencies and areas for improvement.

  • Analysis

    Once energy inefficiencies are identified, the audit report typically prioritizes recommended improvements based on their potential impact and cost-effectiveness.

The integration of energy-efficient appliances, smart home technology, and cutting-edge building materials are all taken into account during the audits to make sure the new house is not only up to date with current regulations but also prepared to handle the demands of emerging energy trends. The new home’s overall sustainability and resilience are improved by this customization.

ASHRAE Energy Audit

American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has developed Standard 211-2018 for conducting Energy Audits for Commercial Buildings. This standard divides the audit efforts into three Levels 1, 2, 3. This standard can be applied to all buildings (Including commercial, Institutional, and Large Multifamily Residential) except single-family houses, Multifamily structures of three stories or fewer above grade, manufactured houses (mobile homes), and manufactured houses (modular).

 

Qualified Energy Auditor for ASHRAE Level 1, 2, 3 is:

Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng)

A person who is certified by the U.S. Department of Energy

A person approved as qualified by the authority having jurisdiction (AHJ)

 

Benefits of having this audit includes but not limited to:

Lowering your maintenance costs

Reducing your energy bills

Improving level of comfort and air quality

Helping to secure LEED certification

Lowering your building carbon footprint

Chance of getting possible available incentives

Benefits Of An Audit

  • Optimization

    New home energy audits offer a proactive approach to optimizing energy performance right from the construction phase.

  • Technology

    As technology and lifestyle preferences evolve, new home energy audits are tailored to address the unique energy consumption patterns and requirements of contemporary living.

  • Knowledge

    New home energy audits serve as valuable educational tools for homeowners, empowering them with knowledge about the energy performance of their new residence.

Homeowners can learn about energy-saving techniques, how to use appliances to their best advantage, and maintenance plans that can support sustainability over the long run through the audit process. By encouraging homeowners to actively participate in maintaining a high degree of energy efficiency in their new houses, this educational component helps homeowners develop a sense of responsibility.

How much saving I can have through the ASHRAE Audit process?

Without having information about your building energy usage and operation somehow, it’s not possible to come with an accurate or acceptable estimation and that’s the reason why Preliminary Energy-Use Analysis is a prerequisite for all the ASHRAE Audits. For instance, if you already conducted an energy audit not more than 10 years earlier and identified measures were implemented then there might not be much improvement. However, for buildings without having any energy-wise improvement then you can assume around 20% potential saving.

ASHRAE Energy Audit can generally be classified into the following three levels of effort, plus there is a Preliminary Energy-Use Analysis (PEA) which is a prerequisite for any audit, and there are targeted audits, which do not have a strictly defined level of effort but may be useful or necessary for some situations.

  • Level 1—Walk-Through Analysis
  • Level 2—Energy Survey Analysis
  • Level 3—Detailed Analysis of Capital-Intensive Modifications

We understand this fact can make building owners reluctant about Energy Audit as they may need to pay more than what they save. So, a Free Consultation is available for you to see if this solution works for you or not. Give us a call to discuss more about your project.

ASHRAE Energy Audit At A Glance

Vancouver By Law

Renovation Energy Upgrade Proposal (REUP)

REUP is an Energy Compliance Report which is required for renovation projects in the City of Vancouver. Based on the construction value and the project scope, you may require a pre-renovation Energuide report or pre& post renovation Energuide reports as part of your permit application. Additionally, you need to collect some points by applying the acceptable energy pgrades if the project value exceeds $75,000 in construction value. Possible Upgrades include:

  • Home insulation improvement
  • Exterior Windows and Doors upgrade
  • Heating system upgrade
  • Ventilation System upgrade
  • Domestic Hot Water system upgrade
  • Solar Panels

At Monolith Housing our Energy Advisor Team are here to bring peace of mind during the permit phase and make the process as smooth as possible.

Request a Quote