Calgary Real Estate Board wants program to grade home energy efficiency for all listings…Home energy labeling is already mandatory in the U.K. and California…Last year Ontario passed legislation giving home buyers right to ask for energy assessments.
If your house has leaky windows, inadequate heating and shoddy insulation, you may want to make some upgrades. That’s because the Calgary Real Estate Board (CREB) is poised to implement a program to grade your home’s energy efficiency when it goes up for sale.
The main goal of the “green-rating” program throughout the Calgary area is to give buyers detailed information about the energy performance of homes they are interested in purchasing. A pilot project is slated to begin this summer.
Read the full article, “Homes for sale may require environmental report card” at ffwd.com (Jan 21, 2010)