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PHPP now accepted for SB-12 Compliance

This post is a follow-up to the previous post on the changes to the SB-12.  The OntarioPH team including Sonia Zouari, Andrew Peel, Greg Labbe and our own Sheena Sharp submitted a change request to the Ontario Building Code to allow for the PassiveHouse Planning Package (PHPP) — the software used to design to PassiveHouse standards which we […]

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Repost: OBC Stop the Foot Dragging on Air Leakage Testing

Our friends over at Blue Green Group made a post recently that highlighted how air leakage in high performance homes should be more closely integrated into the Ontario Building Code’s SB-12 Section, as well as how more training amongst professionals and builders is needed to implement already existing technology and techniques for air tightness.  See […]

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Changes to Ontario Building Code SB-12

New changes in the Supplementary SB-12 “Energy Efficiency for Housing” section of the Ontario Building Code were announced on  July 7, 2016. These changes,  which come into effect January 1st, 2017 and include:   – New prescriptive compliance packages that provide minimum 15 per cent energy efficiency improvement over existing packages – Drain water heat recovery units […]

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