R-2000 Certified New Homes
The technical requirements for an R-2000 certified home involve three main areas of construction:
- Energy Performance
- Indoor Air Quality
- Environmental Responsibility
Here’s what makes your home an R-2000 compliant home:
- R-2000 represents a way of building homes, not a specific design, style or type of home. Virtually any home can become an R-2000 home.
- Every R-2000 home is designed and built to reduce heat loss and air leakage. Extra insulation, energy efficient windows and doors, and careful air-sealing are standard features.
- The mechanical systems for heating, cooling and ventilation are chosen for efficiency and performance.
- R-2000 construction always includes controlled ventilation to maintain good indoor air quality. Every R-2000 home must have a mechanical ventilation system to bring fresh air in from the outside and exhaust stale air to the outside.
- R-2000 builders use building products specifically aimed at reducing chemicals, dust and other indoor air pollutants.
- The R-2000 Standard recognizes the importance of resource conservation both during the construction of the home and later during the ongoing operation of the home. R-2000 homes use only water-saving toilets, showers and faucets. Builders are also required to use materials with recycled content.
- Only licensed R-2000 builders can offer you an R-2000 home.
- Every R-2000 home goes through a strict independent quality assurance process of testing and verification.