- Time of Sale
- Time of Renovation
- Time of Energy Rate Increase
Because each of these events already requires increased monetary outlay from a homeowner or homebuyer, it should be easier to layer in an energy-efficiency component into the larger context. For example, at time of sale, the report calls for mandated energy disclosure for the seller and buyer based on a standard rating that parties agree on. A BC example would be potentially requiring an EnerGuide for Houses rating on your home as part of the sale. That way, homebuyers would have a good indication of the operational costs and opportunities for energy upgrades as part of the sale.
The study also recommends that strong workmanship standards be implemented to ensure work quality is attached to any incentives for energy upgrades. For more information, the full report can be found here.