Change Homes For Climate Guide
Whether you're planning to build or renovate your home, this guide will help you meet a greener standard and join other Edmontonians in our quest to become a carbon neutral city!
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The building envelope is the physical separator – the walls, roof and foundation – between the inside and outside of the building. The design, configuration and performance of the building envelope has a direct impact on your comfort, home heating bill and your home maintenance costs. The envelope is also the longest lasting and most difficult piece of a home to change, so it should be a top priority when building.
Building to Code Achieves the Following Effective R-values (RSI):
Building better will achieve higher energy efficiency
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