Comparison Chart

Building Habitat Habitat
item code min % max %
Wall Insulation RSI-2.1 RSI-4.9 133% RSI-9.5 352%
Attic Insulation RSI-6.0 RSI-12.3 105% RSI-17.6 193%
Basement / Foundation Insulation RSI-1.4 RSI-4.9 250% RSI-7.0 400%
Basement Slab Insulation N/A RSI-3.5 RSI-5.3
Crawlspaces RSI-1.4 RSI-3.5 150% RSI-5.3 278%
Cantilevers RSI-3.5 RSI-5.3 51% RSI-7.0 100%
Windows dual glaze triple glaze 75% triple glaze 75%
Air Tightness – Changes /hr 4 1.5 166% 0.5 700%
Energuide Rating 70 80 14% 100 43%
Framing Materials and Details Habitat Studios use approximately 5% less lumber and building materials in a typical home compared to those built specifically according to the ABC.
Wall Insulation building code: RSI-2.1
Habitat Min % Habitat Max %
RSI-4.9 133% RSI-9.5 352%
Attic Insulation building code: RSI-6.0
Habitat Min % Habitat Max %
RSI-12.3 105% RSI-17.6 193%
Basement / Foundation Insulation building code: RSI-1.4
Habitat Min % Habitat Max %
RSI-4.9 250% RSI-7.0 400%
Basement Slab Insulation building code: N/A
Habitat Min % Habitat Max %
RSI-3.5 RSI-5.3
Crawlspaces building code: RSI-1.4
Habitat Min % Habitat Max %
RSI-3.5 150% RSI-5.3 278%
Cantilevers building code: RSI-3.5
Habitat Min % Habitat Max %
RSI-5.3 51% RSI-7.0 100%
Windows building code: dual glaze
Habitat Min % Habitat Max %
triple glaze 75% triple glaze 75%
Air Tightness – Changes /hr building code: 4
Habitat Min % Habitat Max %
1.5 166% 0.5 700%
Energuide Rating building code: 70
Habitat Min % Habitat Max %
80 14% 100 43%
Framing Materials and Details
Habitat Studios use approximately 5% less lumber and building materials in a typical home compared to those built specifically according to the ABC.