Resale homes should have energy ratings by 2019

By Steve Randall

Environmental groups are calling for all Canadian resale home listings to show information about the amount of energy they use by 2019.

A letter has been sent to two government ministers by a group of ten environmental organizations including The Pembina Institute, The Atmospheric Fund, and Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance.

They have more than 20 policy changes that they want Ottawa to implement to cut energy use in residential and commercial buildings in order to reduce Canada’s carbon emissions.

New homes would be required to generate their own electricity through solar or other renewables by 2030, and the energy-use labelling system along with accelerating retrofits and emissions reductions in existing buildings.

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