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Tighter building codes are Ottawa's next climate target — and it could cost homeowners up to $35,000

Financial Post

November 6, 2017

The changes would make federal building guidelines much more focused on energy efficiency, marking a significant shift from past models that focused more exclusively on safety and cost. 

OTTAWA — Government officials are crafting tougher building codes that could make both new homes and renovations of existing properties more costly in coming years, part of Ottawa’s wider plan to cut greenhouse gas emissions.