(NC)—Building a home takes money no matter how you cut it. Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), the federal government department that administers new housing energy efficiency initiatives in Canada, is reminding Canadians to do their homework when it comes to building or buying a new home. Even though many Canadians have a perception that energy efficient new homes cost more, the energy efficiency upgrades can actually save you money in the long run and reduce your environmental footprint. If you are planning to build or buy a new home in the coming months, spend some time on the NRCan website at www.newhomes.nrcan.gc.ca. or call 1800 O-Canada (1800 622-6232).