Make sustainability your competitive advantage

The Savings by Design Residential program gives builders and developers free access to industry experts and energy modelling to build a Net Zero Energy Ready discovery home plus qualify for incentives to build to ENERGY STAR© for New Homes standards. Projects must be in an eligible municipality.*

What’s in it for you?

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    Stay ahead of upcoming code changes.

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    Gain a competitive edge by learning and implementing more energy-efficient technologies and systems.

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    Incentives to help offset costs.

ENERGY STAR® for New Homes

Helps to build sustainable, high-performing homes that boost energy performance and enhance homeowner comfort.

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Net Zero Energy Ready Homes

Get help to build a Net Zero Energy Ready (NZER) discovery home, while exploring technologies and construction techniques at the forefront of innovation.

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Benefits of building beyond code:

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Meet buyers’ changing needs.

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Boost energy performance.


Reduce environmental impact.

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Enhance homeowner comfort.

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Future-proof for a changing climate.

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Avoid costly changes during construction.

Connect with your regional representative today

Michelle Vestergaard

Senior Advisor, Residential New Construction

Serving Ontario-based developers and Toronto builders

Garrett Fell

Energy Solutions Advisor

Serving builders and developers in Addington/Lennox, Cornwall, Frontenac, Grenville/Leeds, Kingston, Lanark, Ottawa, Prescott/Russell and Renfrew

Kain Allicock

Energy Solutions Advisor

Serving builders and developers in Durham, Hastings, Northumberland, Prince Edward County and York Region

Michelle Nikitin

Energy Solutions Advisor

Serving builders and developers in Algoma, Dufferin, Halton, Muskoka, Nipissing, Parry Sound, Peel, Simcoe and Sudbury

Gina Mancini

Energy Solutions Advisor

Serving builders and developers in Chatham-Kent, Huron County, Lambton, London, Middlesex, Oxford, Perth County, St. Thomas, Elgin County and Windsor/Essex

Joanne Van Panhuis

Energy Solutions Advisor

Serving builders and developers in Brant, Bruce County, Grey County, Haldimand, Hamilton, Niagara Region, Norfolk and Wellington County

Don Armitage

Energy Solutions Advisor

Serving builders and developers in Kawartha Lakes, Peterborough and the Kawarthas

*Contact your regional representative to confirm which municipalities qualify for this offer.

The ENERGY STAR name and symbol are trademarks registered in Canada by the United States Environmental Protection Agency and are administered and promoted by Natural Resources Canada.