Federal government offers Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships program

The housing sector in Canada provides significant potential for the reduction of the country’s energy footprint and delivering other benefits to Canadians. To accelerate energy-efficient construction, Natural Resources Canada provides a program to enable builders to reduce their time and risk finding and trying innovations that can help them build higher-performance homes better, faster and more affordably.

The Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships program is delivered on a regional basis with the intent of establishing an ongoing critical mass of builders capable of implementing the best innovations suited to their region. This can, in turn, influence the supply chain. The results include energy savings for home owners, competitive advantage for participating builders and manufacturers, and builder-driven enhancement to local building practice.

In markets where LEEP has been hosted, builder groups have cumulatively constructed a significant number of  regional home builds. Builder participation in the program ranges from small-volume custom builders through to the largest tract home builders in Canada. Through LEEP, builders strive to  improve energy performance by at least 20 per cent. Some builders choose to reach higher-performance levels, including  net-zero energy.

Contact nrcan.LEEP.rncan@canada.ca to explore LEEP delivery options in your area.