Ontario's New Building
What you should know about
the 2006 Ontario Building Code...
What we have been saying all
Ontario Households and Business
Will Save Energy and Money
. Purchasers of houses built to the new energy
efficiency standards that become effective at the end of this year will recoup
cost-savings equivalent to the extra cost of the upgrades within three years.
The Building Code will now require
of ceilings in houses be increased by 29 per cent
Insulation levels of basement
walls of houses be increased by 50 per cent
Window energy efficiency
in houses be increased by 67 per cent.
eight years the Building Code changes will:
electricity to serve 380,000 homes or enough to power the entire City of
Reduce greenhouse gas emissions equal to 250,000
cars off Ontarios roads.