the windsor 5 models

Each house received an energy audit and was modeled to determine various energy reduction scenarios.

We applied this base model to each home:

  • Air sealing and insulation
  • CFL and LED lights
  • Low flow fixtures (shower head, toilet, aerators)
  • ENERGY STAR refrigerator and front-loading washer
  • Gas range and dryer

The energy audit indicated an *EGH for the five houses ranging from 18–55. For energy modelling purposes, Now House chose a median EGH of 35. However, the base model improvements are predicted to bring all houses up to a minimum of 58% energy reduction.

Outcomes and energy reductions are influenced by the number of occupants in the home and their awareness and actions relevant to energy use.

EGH: EnerGuide for Houses is a Canadian standard measurement for home energy efficiency. On a scale of 0–100, higher scores indicate higher efficiency.