Performance Path

January 30, 2024

Lessons from 2023 and Strategies for the Future of Canadian Homebuilding

As we reflect on the challenges, successes, and learnings from 2023, we’ve highlighted a few of the core topics and discussions that often came up with our clients over the last year, and the solutions we hope these conversations will lead to in the future.

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December 13, 2023

Prescriptive vs Performance Energy Code Compliance

In the realm of Canadian home construction and changes to provincial building codes, the pursuit of energy efficiency has become a paramount concern for most home builders and homeowners. 

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November 10, 2022

Critical Canadian Home Building Science Part 9: New 2020 NBC 9.36 Tiered Energy Code: What Does A Tier 3 & 4 Home Look Like?

As the Ontario industry considers harmonizing with the new 2020 9.36 Tiered Energy Code (specifically Tier 3) builders, designers, planners and trades are wondering what kind of solutions will be required. Get an inside look at what specifications are needed to meet Tier 3 and 4 through PRESCRIPTIVE methodology or PERFORMANCE methodology. What is the optimal enclosure? What is the optimal mechanical solution? What are the COST implications of this new tiered energy code? Listen in as energy modeling experts, Angela Bustamante and Toby Smith provide a glimpse into the future.

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Dec 3, 2020 12:21 PM

Cracking the Building Code: SB-12 A1 vs Performance

Andy Oding from Building Knowledge Canada helps builders crack the SB-12 code with a better approach; saving money on construction costs, saving hassle with the permitting process, and saving time with simpler construction details.

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