The summer of stricter energy-efficiency standards
Canadians home builders will be developing dwellings to a more energy efficient and green standard this summer, thanks to the 2012 R-2000 Standard. The new standard is designed to increase energy efficiency in homes by 50 per cent, compared to homes built to the 2005 R-2000 standard. The 2012 R-2000 standard is expected to reduce water consumption and improve insulation and ventilation in newly built homes. The announcement was made by Minister of State Gordon O’Connor, on behalf of Minister of Natural Resources Joe Oliver and Ron Olson, president of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association in late February. All R-2000 builders will have to follow the new standards starting this coming July. The 2012 R-2000 Standard will be available on the NRCan website shortly. To receive a copy, e-mail [email protected]
March 1, 2012 – Copied with permission from HPAC.