Home Energy Audits
Home Energy Experts since 1995
We have helped thousands of homeowners save money on their utility bills, increase their home comfort, and reduce their impact on the environment! Green Venture services Hamilton, Burlington, Oakville, Haldimand, and Norfolk, Niagara, and Brant County with energy auditing services.
Green Venture has over a dozen years of experience in conducting home energy audits under the EnerGuide Rating system. Green Venture continued to offer energy auditing services to the community, even with the disappearance of most federal grants in 2012, because an energy audit is one of the single most valuable educational tools available to citizens: how to make your home more energy efficient. Since 2014, new incentive programs, like the Union Gas Home Renovation Rebate Program, have filled the gap left by the end of the federal programs.
Additionally, Ontario homes being offered for resale are required, under the Green Energy Act, to provide energy efficiency information to prospective buyers if the buyers demand it. Getting an energy audit ahead of time is a great way to get out in front of this request.
Green Venture does not offer energy assessment services for Multi-Unit Residential Buildings at present.
Energy Evaluations for Homeowners
How much does it cost?
First Evaluation: $340 +HST
Please note that extra charges may apply to homes over 3,000 square feet in size. The maximum allowance size for a house is 5,000 sq ft.
Note, however, that the basement area is not included in the square footage calculation.
Do you want to…
Solve common home energy problems and make your home more comfortable?
Reduce your energy bills and save money?
Contribute to a healthier environment?
Become eligible for a government grant to make your home more energy efficient?
Simply follow these three easy steps…
1. Get a home energy evaluation (using the federal EnerGuide rating system)
Call Green Venture and benefit from our experience gained through helping over 4000 homeowners achieve energy savings since 1997.
Green Venture’s mission is to create positive environmental change and improve the health of our community. You will receive a detailed, unbiased third-party report; we are not interested in selling energy-related goods or services.
Your Certified Energy Advisor will produce a customized report with specific recommendations for energy savings, delivered to you in about two weeks. You will also be provided by an EnerGuide for Houses rating sticker, and your building registered with Natural Resources Canada.
2. Get the work done
After deciding which recommendations best suit your lifestyle and budget, you get the work completed.
3. Second Evaluation
Note that , with the exception of clients claiming incentives under the Union Gas Home Renovation Rebate Program, energy assessments conducted after the end of the ecoENERGY program do not require a mandatory follow-up audit. If you wish a follow-up audit to assess the improvements, or if you are required to do so because of the Union Gas program, we would be happy to provide you with one at cost of $175+HST.
4. Reap the rewards
You will benefit from energy reductions and lower bills.
It’s that easy!
Do you have a Multi-Unit Residential Building (MURB)? At this time, Green Venture does not offer service to MURBs.
The ecoENERGY Retrofit service and the Union Gas Home Renovation Rebate Program is delivered by Green Venture under agreement with Green Communities Canada and its affiliate, Green Communities Incorporated.
ecoENERGY Initiatives help Canadians use energy more efficiently, boost renewable energy supplies and develop cleaner-energy technologies. The energy assessment offers a service developed by Natural Resources Canada and/or the Government of Canada. By using energy more efficiently, Canadians can reduce emissions produced through energy use and contribute to clean air, water and energy and a healthy environment.
Air Leakage Test
Not ready for a full EnerGuide Rating energy audit, but still want to know where the leak points are in your house? You may wish to consider an Air Leakage Test as an alternative. The Air Leakage test (also referred to as a “blower door test”) is offered by Green Venture as a stand-alone item.
This one-hour to one and half hour test will help to evaluate how much outside air is entering your home through small leaks, as well as pin-point the leak spots. The charge for such a test is $150 +HST, and requires approximately 1 to 1.5 hours on site by a Certified Energy Adviser. A short report is prepared following the test for the client. This report is NOT a full EnerGuide Rating and is NOT usable for claiming incentive program rebates.
To book an air leakage test, please contact 905-540-8787 x115 or email us.