the Alberta Building Code adopted Section 9.36, new energy efficiency code requirements. These relate to stricter construction practices to ensure higher energy efficiency standards are met. The code applies to all residential new home construction and major renovations and additions.
Homebuilders should familiarize themselves with the types of permits and how to obtain them. Development and building permits are briefly explained below. New home builders going through the New House Permitting Checklist may be overwhelmed by the length and amount of supporting documents required by The City of Edmonton.