R-2000 Home Program
The R-2000 Home Program, first introduced by the Government of Canada in January 1982, encourages Canadians to build houses that meet minimum voluntary standards for windows and doors, insulation, HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning), lighting systems, air quality, recycled materials and water conservation. Certified R-2000 new houses are up to 50% more efficient than homes built to current building codes. R-2000 targets home building companies through education and training schemes. The R-2000 Standard is available across Canada and is delivered through agreements with Home Builders Associations in the provinces of British Columbia, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland and Labrador, and by private companies in Ontario and Alberta. Three provinces/territories (namely, Manitoba, the Yukon, and Quebec) deliver the programme in their regions.
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