Protect your home’s investment by building to the future code standards, or even better. While our preferred building standard is Passive House, for some smaller urban lots where every square inch counts, Code Plus be the appropriate choice.
For those who are not aware, building codes are changing:
In 2012, the building code increased the minimum insulation standard for the first time in almost 30 years. The increase was just around 10% but codes will continue to increase 10 to 15% every four years until at least 2030. By then it’s estimated that minimum exterior wall insulation will be R32 (currently R22), and roof insulation will be a minimum of R50 (currently R32).
EkoBuilt’s ‘Code Plus’ framework designs to this projected code standard. On the flip side, it’s likely that present-day newly built homes (built to minimum code standards) will start to depreciate in value because of these drastically changing codes.
You can select from one of our existing energy efficient home plans, and build it as-is or modify it to best suit your needs, all to the CodePlus standard.
Ask us about the materials package for Code Plus homes.
Protect yourself and your investment today by building ‘Code Plus’. Contact us to find out more.