The Warden of Oxford County is calling on the province to adjust the building code to reflect the use of renewable energy sources, and energy conservation.
David Mayberry made a presentation to Huron County Council recently, outlining his County's plan for 100 per-cent use of renewable energy by 2050.
He advocates a move to what's called the "passive house standard", and is asking for Huron's support for his bid to have the building code adjusted.
Mayberry tells Country 104.9 News that the passive house standard was taken up in Germany, after being designed and tested successfully in Saskatchewan.
He believes Canada should take up the passive house standard for reducing energy consumption, after almost ignoring the concept in past years.
Mayberry says newly constructed buildings in Germany that use the passive house standard are already showing energy savings.
He points out that the real key to energy efficiency is in using less, which he say will eventually lead to reduced prices.