Ontario gets tough on energy efficiency
The latest revisions to Ontario’s Building Code kick in after January 1, 2012, introducing sweeping changes to residential construction, particularly as it relates to energy efficiency.
According to the Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing, homes built in 2012 will be 35% more efficient than when the OBC was last overhauled in 2006. All homes with building permits applied for in 2012 and beyond will be subject to the new requirements.
Prospective homebuyers must be serious about protecting their investment, and that should start by convincing their builder to build to 2012 standards, even if the shovel hits the ground in 2010 or 2011.
Insisting on Structural Insulated Panels, is one very effective strategy for homebuyers to protect their investment. The benefits are impressive: superior energy efficiency and increased home resale value down the road.
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changes to the OBC related to energy efficiency