Thanks to efficiency upgrades, the expected annual energy savings for this new home are more than $500 a year compared to the same home built to code minimums.

Two story detached – Dieppe, NB
2,000 square feet, greater than 300 m³ volume
Upgrades beyond code minimum:
  • ENERGY STAR heat recovery ventilator
  • Cold climate mini split heat pump
  • Improved air tightness (2.1 ACH)
Performance and savings::
  • Envelope performance improvement: 16%
  • Overall improvement: 45%
  • Expected annual savings compared to the same home built to code minimums: more than $500
Estimated cost of efficiency upgrades: $2,000 to $4,000:
  • This is the incremental cost beyond code minimum. For example, it does not include the full cost of a mini split heat pump. Rather, it includes the extra cost of a cold climate model compared to a base model.
Incentive: $1,000:
  • Fewer than five Prescriptive upgrades were completed but the home reached Energy Performance Tier 3.