Live efficiently. Get rewarded.

Making energy upgrades today can make a big difference in your future savings. At Enbridge, we’re dedicated to helping customers like you to reduce your fuel consumption and save on your energy costs. That’s why we’ve been offering energy conservation programs and incentives since 1995. In fact, between 1995 and 2013, our energy efficiency programs saved enough natural gas to power 2.9 million typical homes for one year.¹

About Energy Ratings

Why should you get an energy rating?

When you complete an energy audit and receive an evaluation of your home’s current energy use, you’ll be given an energy rating, using the Natural Resources Canada’s EnerGuide Rating System. An EnerGuide rating is a standard measure of your home’s energy performance. Your home’s energy efficiency level will be rated on a scale of 0 to 100. A rating of 0 represents a home with major air leakage, no insulation and extremely high energy consumption. A rating of 100 represents a house that is airtight, well insulated, sufficiently ventilated and incorporates highest efficiency equipment. The higher the score, the more energy efficient your home is.

EnerGuide Rating System
Older Homes - 0 to 50
Older Homes (Upgraded) - 51 to 65
Energy-Efficient Upgraded Older Homes - 66 to 74
Energy Efficient New Homes - 75 to 79
Highly Energy-Efficient New Homes - 80 to 90
Homes Requiring No Purchased Energy - 91 to 100

Why should you get a new energy score after upgrading the energy efficiency of your older home?

Here’s what to expect.

During your pre-retrofit energy evaluation, you’ll get recommendations on upgrades you can make to improve your home’s energy efficiency. Once you complete all (or even some) of the energy upgrades (also called retrofits), a post-retrofit evaluation will give you your home’s new and improved energy score. When you compare the two scores, you’ll be able to see the impact your retrofits have made. Knowing your energy score could have future benefits as well. With more and more Canadians looking for ways to conserve energy and make environmentally responsible choices, having a high energy score will be a selling feature for your home. So in addition to saving on your monthly energy costs right now, you’ll reap additional rewards when you sell.

¹Assumes that the average residential household uses 3,064 m³ per year. 2013 Demand Side Management results are subject to a Clearance of Accounts proceeding before the Ontario Energy Board.

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