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Mandatory Energy Audits For Homes


Blog by Joette Fielding | September 13th, 2017


Mandatory Energy Audits.jpgThe issue of making home energy audits mandatory for homes listed for sale in Canada is back in the news.

A group of 10 organizations, including the Pembina Institute, Atmospheric Fund, Architecture Canada and Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance, are calling on the federal government to "incentivize and support provinces in requiring mandatory home energy labelling at time of listing" by 2019.

When listing their home for sale, homeowners would be required to have an energy audit performed, which would give the home an energy rating. These ratings would be published on the Multiple Listing Service. 

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