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R-2000 Certification

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R-2000 is a pass or fail standard for energy efficiency that also promotes improved indoor air tightness and environmental responsibility in home construction.

Homes built to the R-2000 Standard typically exceed the energy performance requirements of a typical home by at least 50 per cent.

A certified home is constructed by a licensed and trained builder and is evaluated, inspected and tested by an independent third-party and is certified by the Government of Canada. The homeowner receives a certificate, label and report confirming the status of the house.

Besides including a whole-house mechanical ventilation system, including a heat-recovery device, R-2000 builders can also include a number of other clean-air measures such as selecting carpet that is certified green, using water-based paints and varnishes and installing cabinets and floor underlayment that is formaldehyde-free.

As well as air quality and energy efficiency, and R-2000 home can also benefit the environment in other ways. For example:

  • Selecting building materials that have less environmental impact
  • Using insulation and drywall made from recycled materials
  • Building with wood studs and trim made from finger-jointed sawmill cuto-ffs that would have been unuseable in the past
  • And installing water conserving toilets, showers and faucets

For more information on working with a R-2000 builder or becoming one yourself, please Contact Us

*R-2000 is an official mark of Natural Resources Canada and is used with permission