Pilot program will provide energy efficiency rating for houses

August 10, 2011

A pilot program being launched in Victoria, BC – The Capital Regional District, City of Victoria, Township of Esquimalt and Town of View Royal will allow home sellers to advertise the energy efficiency of their home through a rating system similar to the EnergyStar system for appliances. The program is a partnership with BC Hydro the Victoria Real Estate Board (VREB) and the Province. Home owners are eligible for a free energy efficiency audit; and from there homeowners can make improvements to their home’s energy efficiency before putting their home on the market.

“With BC energy prices projected to increase, understanding the energy

performance of a potential home is critical to a well-informed purchasing

decision,” said Esquimalt Mayor Barbara Desjardins.”

For more information on the pilot program, visit https://www.livesmartbc.ca/energuide or contact a local Realtor.