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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:

Quality

Quality: With R-2000, energy efficiency and construction details go hand in hand – you can't get one without the other. Best of all, any new home of any design can be built to the R-2000 Standard.

Comfort

Comfort: Improved indoor air quality, more consistent temperatures, fewer moisture problems and the use of environmentally responsible materials mean year-round comfort.

Health

Health: The quality of the air we breathe affects how we feel.

Pease of Mind

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.

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Energy savings: Want a house that stretches your heating dollars further? The secret? – energy efficiency that is “designed in”, and not “added on.”

State of the art technology

State-of-the-art technology: 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.

Environment

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.