October 3, 2013 - An independent non-profit corporation dedicated to environmental energy efficiency, Greensaver, has launched a campaign to improve the energy efficiency of new homes in Ontario: the Residential New Construction (RNC) program.
By Anthony Capkun
The program is funded by the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and managed by each electrical utility in its own service area.
“The RNC program brings homebuilders and utilities together, and provides direct-to-builder funding to improve the energy conservation of new homes,” noted Vladan Veljovic, president and CEO of GreenSaver.
The program is currently being rolled out in the service areas of Burlington Hydro, Hydro One Brampton and Veridian Connections, and will run until the end of 2014. It is structured to support existing market targets like Energy Star for New Homes, explains Greensaver, with incentives to make it more attractive to build to higher-than Ontario Building Code standards, and maintain the initial affordability of purchasing new green homes.