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Guide for Building Energy Efficient Homes (Gov NL, 2013)

From TurnBackTheTide.ca:

“In Moving Forward: Energy Efficiency Action Plan 2011, the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador committed to supporting a major shift in the uptake of energy efficiency.

Across Newfoundland and Labrador, all homes and buildings must be built to meet the requirements of the National Building Code of Canada. In 2012, the code was updated to include energy efficiency requirements for homes. As a result, all new homes in Newfoundland and Labrador must now be built to meet energy-efficient standards.

To help builders, individuals and municipalities understand what the new energy efficiency requirements mean for Newfoundland and Labrador, the provincial government has developed a “Guide to Building Energy Efficient Homes.”

The guide was launched by the Honourable Minister Tom Hedderson on May 8th, 2013 at the Housing Forum sponsored by the Newfoundland and Labrador chapter of the Canadian Homebuilders Association. With 3,520 housing starts expected in 2013 alone, huge opportunities exist to improve the energy efficiency of new homes in a cost-effective way. Through building energy efficient houses, homeowners can lower their energy costs and enjoy more comfortable homes.

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