We want our homes to be comfortable, safe, clean, healthy and to have the smallest environmental footprint as possible. That's why consumers, homebuilders, homeowners, property managers, REALTORS®, governments and schools are all focusing on building homes and buildings that serve people better.
CREB® HomeSmarts is working with REALTORS®, buyers, sellers and partners to:
- Factor the efficiency and healthiness of a home into the transaction
- Reduce the environmental impact of Calgary and area homes
- Make your HomeSmarts home more marketable
- Make it easier to find a home that fits your values
Your REALTOR® can use green features as part of your property search within the MLS® Listings - enabling you to see only those homes with energy efficient features such as:
- Water (low flow plumbing)
- Energy (lights, furnace, thermostat)
- Appliances (energy star)
- EnerGuide-rated homes
Toilets are responsible for nearly one-third of the water consumed in your building, costing more money than any other fixture. This Program provides property managers, condo associations and building owners with a rebate for upgrading an existing toilets to WaterSense™ labelled, high efficiency toilets.
In the market for a new home? A home is the largest purchase most of us will make. By choosing an ENERGY STAR certified home, you will appreciate the difference of a home built to meet a specific energy target.
EnerGuide home evaluation can help you understand how your home uses energy now – and identify upgrades to help improve energy efficiency.
An energy advisor will assess your home from basement to attic. This will give you an EnerGuide rating for your home. You can also get an energy efficiency report to help you make decisions about doing retrofits or upgrades. You can even use this service when you’re buying or building a new home.
CMHC Green Home offers a partial refund on the cost of mortgage loan insurance. Buy, build or renovate for energy efficiency and you may be eligible for a refund of up to 25% of your premium.