Home Energy Labelling Requirement at Point of Sale: Pilot Program Design

Publication - Oct. 12, 2012 - By Tom-Pierre Frappé-Sénéclauze, Josha MacNab, Ellen Pond, Claire Beckstead, Benjamin Thibault

Buildings still account for 35 per cent of community greenhouse gas emissions in B.C. In order to meet our community and provincial climate targets (33 per cent below 2007 by 2020 and 80 per cent by 2050), we need to change expectations about home energy efficiency, and radically improve the performance of new and existing buildings in the next decade. 

This report outlines the policy design of a home energy labelling requirement at point of sale, for possible pilot implementation by local governments in B.C. At full implementation, this policy would require the seller of a new or existing single-family house to get an EnerGuide energy assessment before the homes are put up for sale.


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