Ontario releases a new Building Code

13, Nov. 2012

On November 2, 2012, Ontario Regulation 332/12 was filed, introducing the new provincial Building Code. Most of the new code will come into effect on January 1, 2014, however certain requirements will not be in place until the beginning of 2015 or beginning of 2017.

Noteworthy in the new Building Code is the substantial improvements in energy-efficiency requirements, making Ontario one of the leading jurisdictions in North America for water conservation.

Ontario Regulation 332/12 is available on Service Ontario’s e-Laws website. The Province’s new Building Code compendium will be available by Summer 2013 from Service Ontario.

For more information on Ontario’s new Building Code, including the publication plan, just visit the Building Code website.