Energy Efficiency Housing Retrofits
Consider getting expert advice with an EnerGuide for Houses evaluation. The service provides homeowners with a home energy efficiency evaluation service, complete with an air-leakage test, a written recommendation report and an EnerGuide rating. It will help you plan energy efficiency upgrades that can easily and cost-effectively be incorporated into most renovation projects, resulting in a more comfortable home that uses less energy. For additional information or to obtain the name of a delivery agent in your area, visit the Web site at energuideforhouses.gc.ca , or call Natural Resources Canada toll-free at 1 800 387-2000 or (613) 995-2943 in the National Capital Region.
Order Free Publications From the OEE
The Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) of Natural Resources Canada offers many publications that will help you understand home heating systems, home energy use and transportation efficiency. These publications explain what you can do to reduce your energy use and maintenance costs while increasing your comfort and helping to protect the environment.
ENERGUIDE FOR RENOVATING YOUR HOME
Keeping the Heat In is a guide to all aspects of home insulation and draftproofing. Whether you plan to do it yourself or hire a contractor, this 134-page book can help make it easier. Fact sheets are also available on air-leakage control, improving window energy efficiency and moisture problems. Consider getting the expert unbiased advice of an EnerGuide for Houses evaluation before you renovate. Our telephone operators can give you contact information for advisors in your local area.
ENERGUIDE FOR HOME HEATING AND COOLING
If you are interested in a particular energy source, the OEE has booklets on heating with electricity, gas, oil, heat pumps and wood. Other publications are available on heat recovery ventilators, wood fireplaces, gas fireplaces, air conditioning your home and comparing home heating systems.
ENERGUIDE FOR CHOOSING THE MOST ENERGY-EFFICIENT PRODUCTS
The EnerGuide label, which is affixed to all new major electrical household appliances and room air conditioners, helps you compare the energy ratings of all models sold in Canada. EnerGuide ratings are also listed in the OEE's annual directories of major electrical household appliances and room air conditioners.
EVERY NEW HOUSE SHOULD BE THIS GOOD
R-2000 homes are the best built, most comfortable homes in Canada, and they use up to 50 percent less energy than conventional dwellings. R-2000 homes feature state-of-the-art heating systems, high levels of insulation and whole-house ventilation systems that provide continuous fresh air to all rooms. Subject to quality assurance checks during the construction process, once completed, R-2000 homes are certified as being energy efficient.
BUYING, DRIVING AND MAINTAINING YOUR CAR
For information on vehicle fuel consumption, look for the EnerGuide label that appears on every new automobile, van and light-duty truck for sale in Canada. It helps you compare different vehicles' city and highway fuel consumption ratings and estimated annual fuel costs. You can also consult the OEE's Fuel Consumption Guide, produced annually, which provides the same information for all vehicles. The OEE's EnerGuide for Vehicles Awards also recognize the vehicles with the lowest fuel consumption in different categories.
Also available is the OEE's Car Economy Calculator, a fuel log that helps you calculate your vehicle's fuel consumption and savings.
The Auto$mart Guide, also produced by the OEE, provides detailed fuel efficiency information and offers tips on purchasing, operating and maintaining personal vehicles.
To obtain additional copies of this or other free publications on energy efficiency, please contact
Office of Energy Efficiency
Natural Resources Canada
Ottawa ON K1G 6S3
Tel.: 1 800 387-2000 (toll-free)
Fax: (819) 779-2833
In the National Capital Region, call 995-2943.
Please allow three weeks for delivery.
Publications can also be ordered or viewed on-line at oee.nrcan.gc.ca/infosource .
Source: Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) - Office of Energy Efficiency