An "R-2000" construction with structural insulated Panels (SIP)
The R-2000 Standard (R-2000) is an industry-endorsed technical performance standard for energy efficiency, indoor air tightness quality, and environmental responsibility in home construction.
R-2000 is a voluntary standard administered by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and is delivered through a network of service organizations and professionals across Canada.
Houses built to the R-2000 Standard typically exceed the energy performance requirements of the current Canadian building codes and are recognized by meeting a high standard of environmental responsibility.
Developed in partnership with Canada's residential construction industry, R-2000 is one of the initiatives offered by NRCan's Office of Energy Efficiency. This initiative’s aim is to promote the use of cost-effective energy-efficient building practices and technologies. Through the use of third-party evaluators and a government of Canada supported certification process homeowners are assured of real value and consistency.
Since its introduction over 25 years ago, the R-2000 Standard has become the benchmark for energy efficient new home building in Canada. The Standard is continually upgraded to include new technologies as it becomes established in the marketplace furthermore it is flexible enough to apply to any type of home
R-2000 efficiency rating and Prestige Panel™ SIPs
If we look back at Construction Gilles Germain's blower test...
... with a result of 0.45 CAH50 (air change per hour at a negative pressure of 50 Pa) a R2000 construction with Prestige Panel™ SIP, in the hands of a qualify builder, will surpass R-2000 regulation demanding no more than 1.5 CAH:50.
Energuide rating and R-2000
And as for the Energuide rating...
... while a R-2000 construction must attain a rating of 80, our results exceed those standards with a rating of 85.