R-2000™ is a voluntary national standard developed by NRCan to improve the energy efficiency and quality of new houses. It applies to low-rise detached of semi-detached and row houses covered under Part 9 of the National Building Code (NBC).
An R-2000 home must be constructed by a Licensed R-2000 Builder and comply with the plan evaluation, inspections and airtightness testing. Delivery Agents, File Managers, Inspectors, Plan Evaluators and Air Tightness Testers must be licensed under the R-2000 Initiative.
R-2000 homes are among the most energy efficient and environmentally friendly homes constructed to date. They include such features as:
The R-2000 Standard is not a substitute for local or provincial building codes. Rather, it is an additional set of requirements in areas of energy efficiency, indoor air quality and environmental responsibility.
What makes R-2000 homes special is the emphasis on construction quality by the focus on detail.
There are a number of items that make an R-2000 home stand out from your average house. They define performance targets against which all others can be measured.
As a Delivery Agent the OFNTSC is the liaison between First Nations and Tribal Councils in Ontario and Natural Resources Canada. The OFNTSC provides the following service for the R-2000 program:
Should a Tribal Council participate, they will have training sessions made available to them to become R-2000 professionals, providing services to their membership communities in the areas of Plan Evaluation, Inspections, and Airtightness testing.
First Nation Involvement
Unaffiliated First Nations as well as Large First Nations may contact the OFNTSC directly for all services related to the initiative.
Communities who are associated with a Tribal Council can request services from their Tribal Council. If in the event they are interested in such services that are not provided through their current arrangement, a request can be sent into their provider and the OFNTSC. Alternate sources will be investigated
All First Nations may contact the OFNTSC for R-2000 Builder's licensing and House certification
™ R-2000 and the R-2000 graphic identifier are official trademarks of Natural Resources Canada. Used with permission.