Ontario considers mandatory home energy ratings

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Published on: December 1, 2015

CTV News / 27 November 2015

Meter close-upCTV News has learned the Ontario government is considering making home energy audits mandatory before posting a property for sale.

The energy audits would pinpoint spots where homes waste heat and electricity. The property would be given a rating number similar to what consumers see on home appliances.

The government is working on a plan that would not force sellers to pay the $350 cost of the audit. The government is looking at possibly using revenue from the Cap and Trade carbon taxes to subsidize the audits.

Ontario Energy Minister Bob Chiarelli says that creating mandatory audits would be “about reducing emissions.”