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EVOLVE . . .
Thirty years ago, R-2000 Standard started a major evolution in building science that is still going strong today: House as a System.
Today, R-2000 Standard is a "best-in-class" low-rise residential construction brand that
In 2012-14, a renewed R-2000 Standard is being launched in phases by NRCan to verify and certify homes performing at least 50% better than code, and using at least 50% less energy than the 2005 R-2000 Standard. The President of the Canadian Home Builders' Association (CHBA) has written to all CHBA members, exhorting them to build and differentiate their corporate brands using the updated R-2000 Standard. Read CHBA email.
The joint NRCan/CHBA vision for the 2012-14 renewal of the R-2000 Standard is to provide the home building industry and consumers with a technical standard that represents the leading edge of commercially-viable new home construction, based on available and proven technology, products, materials and building techniques.
For an overview of the key features of the 2012-14 update of the R-2000, read
"R-2000 Standard Renewal" - a commentary adapted from Solplan Review
See more NRCan Presentation Slides
2012 R-2000 Standard (an interim standard):
R-2000 Standard in 2012 & 2014: http://ohba.ca/publications/261/hits (pages 9-14)
For more information:
About this website:
This website has been created to generate informal discussions among supporters of R-2000. This is purely a small-group initiative which has not been facilitated/endorsed by NRCan in any way, although some of the ideas have already been presented to NRCan. The purpose of this website is to start thinking about and preparing for the good things to be included in R-2000's future, beyond the current 2012-14 update.
Getting more good things ready for future revisions to the R-2000 Standard will take time. ManyRoadsEvolve.org works collaboratively towards getting things ready.
The proposed methodology “Many Roads to Rome” is being designed around the
R-2000 Standard to continually:
After all, the to-do list is very long.
Scoring A Point :
Maximally honoring both the hard-nosed businessperson and the visionary enthusiast in each and every builder, developer, banker, manufacturer, trade, supplier, consultant, insurer, inspector, marketer, designer, and the investor-homeowner.
Bonus Point :
Responding to the future, today !
" Our job is to anticipate that world and be ready for it, and that's part of trying to ensure that world will in some form arrive. If you wait for the world to get perfect and then want to answer it, you are part of the problem stopping it becoming - it won't be perfect, but - not disastrous. That's why you're professionals. . . . . You're people that think about the future. You actually get trained and paid for it. . . . That's what we should relish, and anticipate what we need to be. "
Excerpt from "Our Destiny" Panel Discussion, Institution of Civil Engineers
Using R-2000 As A Bottom-Up Standard
A Draft Proposal:
Many Roads To Rome
= A Living Framework for
= Together We Lead
= Bottom - Up
In the News:
New R-2000 Open House in North Vancouver on May 30th & 31st, 2014.
How R-2000 energy standard could affect commercial construction - March 5, 2012
Harper Government Launches New Energy-Efficiency Standard for Canadian Homes - February 16, 2012
BC Ideas: Solutions for Stronger Communities - $100,000 in investments awarded to top entries.
R-2000 Showcase of Homes in NS
13 R-2000 homes, 10 builders
What's Happening ?
More Related Information:
Crafting Water-sensitive Communities in Cold Climates, Edmonton http://alidpcmhc12.eventbrite.ca/
CMHC EQuilibrium™ Housing Forum 2012
re:THINK HOUSING an open ideas competition