Home energy labelling is all about transparency. Right now every buyer of a resale home is operating in the dark. You have no reliable information on how much energy various houses consume. And you have absolutely no information whatsoever about how one home in a neighbourhood compares with others.


This is where Canada’s new Energy Rating System (ERS) can help. It's the technical tool that inspectors will use to determine energy consumption of each resale home under Ontario's home energy labelling plan. ERS is the best system of household energy analysis in the world and it’s Canadian. Ontario's resale housing market needs the same kind of consumer transparency that exists in the auto industry, the food business, pharmaceuticals, financial services and health care.