R-2000 program


R-2000 is a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) program that was developed in partnership with the Canadian Home Builders' Association in 1981, and formalized as a standard in 1982. Notably, the R-2000 standard is a voluntary standard to exceed building code requirements for energy efficiency, indoor air quality, and environmental responsibility.

The R-2000 program is managed by NRCan's Office of Energy Efficiency and comprises:

  • R-2000 standard - technical specifications[1]
  • quality assurance
  • certification
  • training and licensing of builders and service providers
  • consumer information

In May 2008, the CHBA published an internal discussion paper proposing changes to the R-2000 standard so it would remain at the forefront as the reference model that influences other programs or initiatives.[2]

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ "R-2000 Standard". Natural Resources Canada – R2000 standard. Retrieved 21 May 2021.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  2. ^ "Proposed Changes to the R-2000 Technical Requirements" (PDF). Retrieved 2008-11-22.[dead link]

External linksEdit

  • NRCan Office of Energy Efficiency: About R-2000
  • Canadian Home Builders' Association R-2000 website (archive.org, 2008)
  • Canadian Home Builders' Association - Net Zero Program