Urbandale Construction has been a long time supporter of the R-2000 program. R-2000 is a voluntary standard administered by Natural Resources Canada to promote “Best-in-Class” construction for new homes. R-2000 homes use 50% less energy than houses built to code, have improved indoor air quality, and are more comfortable to live in. R-2000 homes are also third-party verified and go through the most demanding quality assurance process in the industry.
In 2009, Urbandale Construction won the R-2000 Builder of the Year Award, and in 2010, we were honoured when Natural Resources Canada chose Urbandale as an example of a better builder for their educational video on energy efficient construction techniques and the R-2000 program. You can view the video on the NRCan website.
In 2012, the R-2000 program was updated and Urbandale played a key leadership role by building the first home in Canada to the new standard. At Urbandale’s grand opening of the demonstration home, NRCan announced the launch of the new program along with The Honourable Gordon O’Connor, Chief Government Whip, Minister of State and M.P. for Carleton-Mississippi Mills (on behalf of The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources), and the President of the Canadian Home Builders Association, Ron Olsen.
“They (Urbandale) offer it to customers with passion and enthusiasm… which comes from knowing that they are building the best houses in the world.”
President, Canadian Home Builders Association
If you are interested in living in a “Best-in-Class” R-2000 home, ask one of our Sales Consultants about our 2012 R-2000 upgrade option for Singles.
Are R-2000 homes healthier to live in?
The preliminary results clearly indicate that people who moved into R-2000 homes found that their heath improved more than those who moved into conventional houses.
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