How to Qualify

Buying, selling or just staying put, it’s never been more important to know a home’s ENERGY FITNESS SCORE™. Designed specifically for existing residential properties, the score provides a snapshot of the energy performance level of your home, and determines if you qualify for Energy Fit Homesâ„  certification. Once you know how a house stacks up against energy performance standards, you can make wise, cost-effective upgrades to improve its energy efficiency — a benefit to your family, your wallet and your environment.

1. Schedule a home assessment

During your home assessment, an auditor will conduct an on-site inspection, evaluating the performance and efficiency of five main areas of your home:

  • Heating system
  • Insulation and air sealing
  • Windows
  • Lighting
  • Ventilation and combustion safety

The information is then entered into our database to generate an ENERGY FITNESS SCORE™ from 0 to 100. The higher the score, the more energy efficient the home, and a score of greater than 95 is the first step to qualify your home for Energy Fit Homes certification (additional lighting, ventilation and combustion safety upgrades may be necessary; if required, they will be specified by the auditor).

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2. Complete any necessary upgrades

If your home receives an ENERGY FITNESS SCORE™ of 95 or below, the auditor will provide you a report that details the areas of your home that meet energy performance standards and the upgrades necessary to improve your total score. Upgrades are listed in order of priority and include the estimated costs as well as any eligible rebates for homeowners.

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3. Prepare your application

Once you’ve completed the recommended upgrades, submit an application along with any required documentation. Upon verification, we’ll provide you with an Energy Fit Homes certificate.

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