Changes to Alberta’s Building Code

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Late last year, Alberta adopted the new national building code and they were set to take effect this year. All development permits, for housing and small buildings, must be compliant to the new code. When you hire an architectural firm in Edmonton like Aurora Home Design, they will create a custom floor plan for your new home or home renovation that is compliant to these changes.

Changes to the Building Code

The new building code has been altered to make construction more energy efficient and to reduce carbon emissions. Updates include increasing energy efficiency standards for insulation, heating and air conditioning, ventilation, windows, lighting and the building envelope.

In general, the new codes will require new home builds to increase the R-value, which is the capacity of insulating materials to resist heat flow. Some argue that this will make construction more expensive, but with these energy efficient upgrades, homeowners can expect to save on energy costs in the long run.

According to an article from CBC News, emissions from homes and buildings were responsible for 19 megatonnes, or about seven per cent, of Alberta’s greenhouse gas emissions in previous years. Adopting the new national building code will make a difference in the provinces impact on our environment.

How does this affect you?

When you hire professional home design services in Edmonton, you can trust that all drawings and plans for your new home built or renovation will be compliant to all building codes, including these amendments. Your new home will be more energy efficient, leave less of an impact on the environment and you will reap the benefits of ongoing energy savings.

This applies to ready-to-build floor plans, home renovations and completely custom home designs. Aurora Home Design will give you peace of mind knowing that all of the regulatory details of your big project are taken care of, while producing a home design that is best suits your lifestyle, requirements and budget.

Home Design Service in Edmonton

Aurora Home Design offers the kind of quality and service you expect from a leader. They are always evolving as the needs of their clients change, and as new materials and techniques are used in the marketplace. You can rest assured knowing that they use only the latest technologies and processes. They make it their responsibility to know you and your needs and work closely with you to ensure that the solutions they provide are tailored to meet your unique requirements and challenges.

Contact Aurora Home Design today!


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