Energy Star is a government-backed certification representing energy efficiency and providing a reliable source of information for better decision making. A large array of products can merit the Energy Star certification such as household appliances, lighting, electronics, windows, and heating & cooling systems. In order to be certified, an appliance must be submitted to a variety of tests and trials and meet specific criteria in terms of energy efficiency. These certified appliances are generally within the top 15 to 30% of their product category for energy performance.
Since over 5 years ago, CLV Group/InterRent REIT has made the decision to only purchase Energy Star certified appliances for its units across Ontario and Quebec. In fact, every time a unit is renovated, new Energy Star Appliances (refrigerator and washer, dryer and dishwasher if applicable) replace the old appliances that were not energy efficient. With this replacement, CLV Group/ InterRent REIT is able to save between 10% and 25% of energy compared to the energy used by the previous appliances. The outdated appliances are either donated to metal recycling companies or are often given a second life by being refurbished and resold.
Furthermore, our laundry rooms across Ontario and Quebec are serviced by Coinamatic. Their washers and dryers are one of the highest efficiency machines in the market.