R-2000 is a voluntary standard administered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and is delivered through a network of service organizations and professionals across Canada.
Developed in partnership with Canada's residential construction industry, R-2000 is one of the initiatives offered by NRCan's Office of Energy Efficiency. This initiative’s aim is to promote the use of cost-effective energy-efficient building practices and technologies. Through the use of third-party evaluators and a government of Canada supported certification process homeowners are assured of real value and consistency.
What is the R-2000 Standard?
The R-2000 Standard (R-2000) is an industry-endorsed technical performance standard for energy efficiency, indoor air tightness quality, and environmental responsibility in home construction.
Houses built to the R-2000 Standard typically exceed the energy performance requirements of the current Canadian building codes and are recognized by meeting a high standard of environmental responsibility.
Since its introduction over 25 years ago, the R-2000 Standard has become the benchmark for energy efficient new home building in Canada. The Standard is continually upgraded to include new technologies as it becomes established in the marketplace furthermore it is flexible enough to apply to any type of home.
The Benefits of an R-2000 Home
R-2000 offers the best of many worlds:
- Cost-effective energy efficiency and environmental responsibility.
- Careful construction by trained professionals.
- A testing and certification regime for each home.
Here are some of the key benefits of living in an R-2000 certified home:
Improved indoor air quality, more consistent temperatures, fewer moisture problems and the use of environmentally responsible materials mean year-round comfort.
The quality of the air we breathe affects how we feel.
Peace of mind:
R-2000 certified homes go through a demanding certification process. Only trained and licensed builders can build them. Furthermore, every R-2000 certified home is subject to independent inspections and tests that conventional homes don’t receive. The R-2000 certificate is government backed and supported as your proof.
Want a house that stretches your heating dollars further? The secret? – energy efficiency that is “designed in”, and not “added on.”
R-2000 certified homes are the result of 25 years of intensive research and development by the Government of Canada and its industry partners. Home buyers get tried and tested technology, a higher-quality new home and lasting value for the future.
Protecting the environment:
With improved building techniques and materials homeowners get the personal satisfaction of carrying out the duty to protect our environment for future generations.
More information can be obtained by contacting CHBA-NB at (506) 459-7219, or by visiting www.oee.nrcan.gc.ca
List of R-2000 Builders
Allan Sharpe Builders Ltd.
D.C. Forbes Ltd.
Hill Brothers Realty & Investments Ltd.
New View Designs
Star-Lite Construction Ltd.
Maisons Levesque Homes
Metropolitan Homes Inc.
Glenhar Builders Ltd.
MCL Construction Ltd.
Pro-Woodworking Enterprises Ltd.