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Better for homeowners. Better for the environment. Better for Ontario.

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We go above and beyond the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC).

Savings by Design (SBD) was created to encourage and help Ontario builders to design and build new homes to an even higher level of energy efficiency than required by the 2012 Ontario Building Code (OBC) standards. While 2012 OBC homes are already more efficient compared to homes built 10 years ago, and OBC standards are known to be amongst the best in Canada and the USA1, we help builders go beyond that. A Savings by Design home has energy performance 25% better than code. That energy performance is also verified by a 3rd party certified energy rater – who tests each SBD home to ensure it meets the 25% beyond code requirement.

> Why choose a Savings by Design home?

> Learn more about the SBD Integrated Design Process