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November 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am - November 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

The Standard for Energy Efficiency in New Construction
R-2000 is a voluntary standard developed by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) in collaboration with Canada’s residential construction industry.
R-2000 promotes the use of affordable, energy-efficient building practices and techniques, clean air features, and other measures to help protect the environment. Certified R-2000 homes are on average 50% more energy-efficient than typical new homes.
Become a Licensed R-2000 Builder
You must be licensed by the Government of Canada to qualify as an R-2000 Builder and to apply to have your homes R-2000 certified. Join the hundreds of builders Canada-wide who stand behind the R-2000 Brand as a sign of credibility, professionalism, and demonstration of your knowledge of building excellence. R-2000 Builders are revered as experts in Energy Efficient Home Construction. The Government of Canada certifies R-2000 Homes as the best in class and is a great stepping stone as we move to Net Zero Home Construction.
Follow these steps to get your R-2000 Builders’ License:
Attend an R-2000 builder workshop delivered across Canada by professional trainers, like those of CHBA New Brunswick. The workshop covers the standard’s technical requirements, including barrier systems, air-sealing techniques, and mechanical systems. You will also learn about the R-2000 quality assurance process.
Build an R-2000 demonstration home. The home must be built, inspected by a third-party energy advisor, and certified by the Government of Canada within two years of completing the builder workshop.
Sign a licensing agreement with NRCan once these requirements are fulfilled.
To Remain Licensed you Must:
Continue to meet all licensing requirements and have an active, up-to-date licensing agreement with NRCan.
Build at least one R-2000 certified house every three years.
Attend the R-2000 builder update workshop every two years.
– Learn the construction technology and techniques behind Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Homes, including:
* Using modeling, find the balance between energy efficiency and renewable energy with cost-effectiveness as a key factor.
* Best practices for the building envelop, including comfortable basements, above-grade walls and exposed floors, super‐efficient windows and doors, effective roofing, and ceiling insulation.
* Best practices for mechanical systems, including space heating and cooling, ventilation, and water heating.
* Best practices for Solar PV design, sizing, orientation, integration, and installation.
– Reference Net Zero/Ready Home case studies for each Canadian climate zone.
An exam at the end of the course is designed to confirm that participants have learned the key Net Zero and Net Zero Ready Home components. A passing grade is 75%.

November 24-25, 2022

Registration: Deadline November 18, 2022
8:00 AM – 12:30 PM Atlantic Standard Time
(The 2-day Building Science Workshop is a prerequisite to participate in this Workshop)
Free for New Brunswick Builders & Renovators
$375 + HST for Non-Builders/Renovators


November 24, 2022 @ 8:00 am
November 25, 2022 @ 5:00 pm
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