Energy-efficient, from foundation to roof

When you choose an efficient home, you’re choosing to adopt everyday ecofriendly habits. A worthwhile investment that’s good for the whole community!

You reap the benefits

More and more new home buyers are eager to be part of the collective effort to use less energy. Join them and enjoy all the advantages of an efficient home.

  • Small energy footprint thanks to energy-saving features

  • Lower electricity costs year after year, for sustainable savings

  • Fast payback of investment

  • New efficient technologies (energy-saving or ecofriendly products)

Features that pay off

Each efficient home has basic energy efficiency features built in. Optional extras guarantee even better savings.

More features will be developed in years to come, with the advent of new efficient technologies.

Basic features

ENERGY STAR® certified windows

In new buildings, these window products are approximately 10% more efficient than conventional models—they’re clearly worthwhile.

ENERGY STAR® certified LED bulbs

They provide excellent light, last longer and offer unparalleled energy efficiency. They’re a shining example of savings.

Electronic thermostats

Get greater precision for greater comfort and savings of up to 10% on heating costs.

Three-element water heaters

The purchase price and energy consumption are comparable to those of conventional water heaters, but because they use less electricity at peak periods, they’re environmentally friendlier.

Outlet for electric-vehicle plug-in station

Powering an EV can cost as little as an eighth as much as a gas-fueled car. A 240-V service box is hardwired to the distribution panel, so a charging station can be easily installed by a master electrician if the owner purchases an electric vehicle.

Optional features

Drain water heat recovery*

The residual heat in water running through drainpipes is used to preheat water, thus cutting water-heating costs by 20% to 40%.

* Also called greywater heat recovery.

Geothermal systems

Using ground heat translates into savings of up to 60% of the cost of heating with electricity.

To learn more about Energy-efficient products

Visit efficient homes

Look for efficient homes when you’re in the market for a new house or talk to your builder (in French only) [pdf – 202 Ko] about it!

More and more builders are offering efficient homes. You can visit model homes such as those offered by

Are you a contractor wishing to offer efficient homes?

Efficient homes (in French only)

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