Mid and high-rise builders will now have the chance to have their buildings certified by EnerQuality under the license from Natural Resources Canada.
Builders will get the opportunity to participate in the new Energy Star Multifamily High-Rise (New Construction) Pilot Program with the aim of helping them to erect buildings that help consumers to save money while lowering their carbon footprints.
Since 2005, EnerQuality has been working with the building industry and NRCan and has certified more than 88,000 Energy Star homes. These homes are on average 20 per cent more energy efficient than typical code-built homes, reports Canadian Architect.
Overseen in Canada by NRCan, the new EnerQuality system gives builders and consumers confidence that the homes they buy have met strict standards in energy efficient construction.