The first step for homeowners interested in buying or building a new R-2000 home is to find an NRCan-licensed R-2000 builder.
Every R-2000 home is built by a licensed R-2000 builder. To earn the R-2000 designation, your builder invests in R-2000 training and then keeps up to date through refresher courses.
If you are looking to buy an R-2000 home, look for the R-2000 mark when you are shopping around. Ensure your builder is R-2000 licensed by Natural Resources Canada. Only homes built by NRCan R-2000-licensed builders can be R-2000 certified.
How do I know my home meets the R-2000 standard?
When builders build an R-2000 home, the following occurs:
- The plans for your new R-2000 home are independently reviewed, computer analysed, and verified before construction.
- Your home will undergo inspections by an R-2000 professional during construction. These inspections are in addition to those a building inspector does.
- Once completed, your R-2000 home will be tested by licensed technicians to ensure that it performs as specified. After all inspections and tests have been passed, your R-2000 home is certified by the Government of Canada and is awarded the R-2000 label.
If you suspect that your home is an R-2000 home but you have no certificate or label on your electrical panel, please contact your builder.
Will an R-2000 home cost more?
Yes, you will spend more for your R-2000 home—in the same way that you would spend more for an appliance that gives you more energy-efficient performance. By choosing an R-2000 house, you get a great home that will immediately save you money on heating and cooling costs, and provide a return on your investment in the long run.