Canada’s National Building Code

Last updated on April 8, 2022

The Federal Government is working on a new National Building Code to be ready by 2030. This code requires all new buildings to be Net Zero Ready by 2030. Unfortunately, provinces do not have to implement the National Building Code and are able to set their own code  [1].

Ontario complies with only 60% of the National Building Code although efforts are underway to harmonize more of the code .

Note: Net Zero Ready buildings are built to the same standard as Net Zero buildings but they do not generate their own electricity. Provisions are made to add solar panels but there is no guarantee that the solar panels will actually work due to roof alignment or shading from other buildings.