R-2000 is an industry-endorsed technical performance standard for energy efficiency, indoor air tightness, quality, and the use of environmentally responsible products and materials in home construction. R-2000 houses are built to typically exceed the energy performance requirements of the current Canadian building codes and are recognized by meeting a high standard of environmental responsibility. R-2000 does not specify exactly how a home must be built, but rather sets criteria for how the home must perform, which leaves the builder free to choose the most effective and economical way to build it.
Since its introduction over 25 years ago, R-2000 has become the benchmark for energy efficient new home building in Canada. It is continually upgraded to include new technologies as it becomes established in the industry. Furthermore, it is flexible enough to apply to any type of home.
R-2000 offers the best of many worlds; cost-effective energy efficiency and environmental responsibility, careful construction by trained professionals, and testing and certification for each home.