R-2000 / Guides

net zero energy home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Natural Resources Canada launches net zero energy pilot project

...R-2000 builders can enter the pilot by using this process and this house to become R-2000 builders. The R-2000 builder community has long been the group of ex...

Midori Uchi
Efficient home design

A new contender for the title of Canada's Greenest Home

...R-2000 standards for energy efficiency, indoor air tightness quality, and environmental responsibility in home construction. The Midori Uchi will be a show home...

Leed platinum plaque
Green building certifications

All about green home certification programs & rating systems for USA & Canada

...R-2000 homes: This rating system was created in the early 80’s by the Canadian Home Builders' Association and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). R-2000 is a go...

Net Zero Homes - Canada's first certified Net Zero House in BC
Green building certifications

The first Net Zero-labelled homes in Canada

...R-2000 certifications, encouraging developers and builders of single-family houses and small multi-unit residential buildings [MURBs] to raise their own standar...

Passive home designer Harold Orr, one of the original high performance homes
Passive solar home design

The principal designer of the house that inspired the global Passivhaus movement reflects on the project that started it all.

...R-2000 program as well as the PassivHaus program that started in Germany and spread Passive House design across the globe. Here is a presentation Harold recen...

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