At Robinson Residential Design, we have spent extensive time training, researching, and consulting industry experts to provide our clients with expert advice, calculations and details specific to the energy efficiency requirements that have been adopted across Canada and by Saskatchewan specifically, on January 1, 2019. Section 9.36 of the National Building Code of Canada (NBC) sets out the standards for energy efficiency and airtightness of houses. Robinson Residential Design supplies Energy Compliance Reports that include additional details and calculations needed in order to meet code requirements and qualify for building permit(s).
Section 9.36 sets out two options for ensuring the energy efficiency code requirements are met. There is the Prescriptive Model path and Performance Model path. Each path has pros and cons that are specific to the type of home and construction conditions. It is crucial to find a home designer that is knowledgeable in the new code requirements that can advise you on the best path pursue. As home designers we are required to add these details to our plans and clearly show how specific areas are to be constructed. This gives us unique insight into the most effective path to use for your distinct home plans.
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