Energy efficiency focus for 2016 Newfoundland building guide
February 11, 2016 - Newfoundland and Labrador has a new guide to help homeowners and homebuilders incorporate energy efficiency into the construction and renovation of homes and small buildings. The Guide to Building Energy Efficient Homes and Small Buildings was released recently by the Office of Climate Change and Energy Efficiency at the annual general meeting of the Canadian Association of Homebuilders - Newfoundland and Labrador, in St. John’s.
“Incorporating energy efficiency into construction and renovations saves money for property owners and potentially raises the market value of their properties. It also reduces greenhouse gas emissions,” said Perry Trimper, the provincial minister responsible for Climate Change and Energy Efficiency.
Energy used in houses and buildings accounts for approximately 18% of the total energy consumed in the province (excluding offshore petroleum), the province stated. The guide will support municipalities, builders, contractors, inspectors and consumers in understanding the benefits of energy efficiency and the energy efficiency requirements of the National Building Code.
The guide is available online at www.turnbackthetide.ca in the publications section under Tools & Resources, or download below.