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 New Home Construction - Energy Efficient Home in Creston, BC

Ray Smith, a certified energy advisor has assessed the energy efficiency of this house by using Natural Resources Canada's EnerGuide Rating System procedures.  Based on this evaluation, the house at 1620 Alder Street in Creston, BC has an energy efficiency rating of 85.

The EnerGuide scale ranges from 0 to 100. It accommodates millions of houses across Canada - from older houses in need of renovation to newer, more energy-efficient ones. A "0" on the scale would represent an uncomfortable house that has major air leakage, no insulation and extremely high-energy consumption. At the other end of the scale, "100" represents a house that is very well insulated, airtight yet well ventilated, and heated by renewable energy sources, such as wind or solar power. Several factors, such as the size of a home's windows and the direction they face, can affect the rating. Even if two houses appear identical, their ratings can be very different if they have different levels of insulation, types of heating equipment, etc.

For many older houses, meeting 65 or higher on the scale would be quite an achievement. New houses typically receive a rating of 65 or higher, simply because of improvements in building standards and practices over the years. Relatively few houses achieve a rating of 80 or higher, and those that do represent the most energy-efficient houses on the market. Therefore, the EnerGuide rating scale shows ranges from 65 to 100.

Relatively few houses achieve a rating of 80 or higher, and those that do represent the most energy-efficient houses on the market


 
   
   
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