R2000 is a word that has become synonymous with energy efficiency, but what is an R-2000 home?
R-2000 homes are conceivably the most energy-efficient, environmentally responsible homes available today.
Every R-2000 home is designed, built, tested and certified to meet exacting technical standards that exceed current Canadian building codes. A unique blend of technology and craft, R-2000 homes offer significant energy savings, health and comfort advantages and are more environmentally friendly than the conventional home.
R-2000 homes can only be constructed by specially trained builders.
An R2000 home typically costs 2% - 6% more than a comparable, conventionally built home, but on average:
Developed by the Office of Energy Efficiency of Natural Resources Canada, EnerGuide for New Houses (EGNH) is a sustainable housing program designed to improve the energy efficiency of your new house. It has 2 components:
With EGNH, we pair you up with trained energy advisors who conduct two accurate energy evaluations - one prior to building and one when the house has been built. Using the latest software, energy advisors are able to give you your estimated annual heating bill and government approved EGNH rating.
Energy advisors also work with you and your builder to offer advice on which energy efficient options are right for you, maximizing the quality and comfort of your home. By building EGNH not only are you building a greener home but you’re also saving money, increasing quality and acquiring a government approved label, securing peace of mind.
Energy costs are at an all-time high and are only increasing with each passing year. The EnerGuide for New Houses program is one way that you can pre-determine what your energy usage will be right from the time of construction, a significant advantage to the homeowner.
This program was designed to improve the efficiency of your new home, saving you money on your energy bills and offers a $250 rebate for those that meet the program’s criteria. Learn more about the program and how to enrol here .
Information Courtesy Nova Scotia Home Builders Association