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Energuide for New Homes
The role of the Certified Energy Advisor is an important and necessary part of the house building process.
A good Energuide rating will add to the homes value and help the homeowners and realtors achieve the best value on the sale of the home.
With the on-going changes in the BC Building Code, leading up to net zero ready homes in 2020, it will soon be a challenge to get our housing built to the levels prescribed in terms of energy efficiency and performance.
As a Certified Energy Advisor I can analyse the blueprints of the house and give practical advice as to where the Energuide number can be improved. I can evaluate the building envelope and air tightness and also show that by improving the efficiency of the building smaller heating and cooling systems can be implemented, and also show the impact of renewable technologies such as solar.
The Energuide for New Homes provides the homeowner with an official and recognised energy rating for their new home and for the builder an official Energuide rating of 80 or above can, at present, attract incentives from the utility companies of over $2000. Cheaper mortgage insurance is also available from CMHC.
Please read A New House That Saves for more information.
|Contact Ray Smith, Certified Energy Advisor in the Kootenays office: 250-428-2704 cell: 250-428-6781 firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Ray Smith, certified energy advisor, serving the Kootenays in BC - Radium, Rossland, Cranbrook, Creston, Kimberley, Kootenay Lake, Nelson, Castlegar and Trail.|
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