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SB-12 Code Compliance

Energy efficiency design requirements for housing and small buildings covered in Part 9 of the Ontario Building Code (i.e. ≤ 3 storeys, ≤ 600 m2 footprint, and used for residential/business/mercantile/medium-low hazard industry) were increased on January 1, 2012.  All new building permits must demonstrate a more rigorous energy efficiency design to comply with Part 12 – Resource Conservation.  The following 4 paths are available:

  1. Supplementary Standard SB-12 Prescriptiveontariogovernment
  2. Supplementary Standard SB-12 Performance
  3. EnerGuide 80 Performance
  4. ENERGY STAR® for New Homes

Mindscape offers consulting to home builders and developers wanting to learn more about these compliance options.




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  • (SB-12 compliance tool)
  • (EnerGuide 80 customizer tool: find your own compliance package)


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