Construction Innovation

Volume 19, Number 1

High Performance Buildings

High Performance Buildings program underway

Reducing energy use in existing buildings by developing, advancing and deploying energy retrofit technologies that are reliable and cost-effective, with a proven return on investment.

Dynamic building envelope design

Aiming for energy cost savings by combining wall and roof components into a dynamic system that produces more energy than it loses.

Intelligent building environmental control

Working on technical solutions, tools, and technologies to help building owners reduce the cost of lighting, ventilation, and plug loads.

Connecting building energy systems to the smart grid

New technologies help building owners move towards reducing energy costs associated with the operation of their buildings.

Are green buildings better buildings?

Green buildings deliver better indoor environment quality and energy efficiency than otherwise similar conventional buildings.

Building Regulations for Market Access

Intent statements for National Energy Code of Canada 2011

Intent statements for the NECB 2011 available on the National Codes website in summer 2014.

New User’s Guide to the National Energy Code for Buildings

The User’s Guide to the NECB 2011 is scheduled for release in the NRC virtual store later this month.

New Illustrated User’s Guide to Part 9 of the NBC 2010

The Illustrated User’s Guide to Part 9 of the NBC 2010 is scheduled for release in summer 2014.

Latest Construction Technology Update is now available

NRC Construction has just released a new Construction Technology Update (CTU). CTU 82 discusses the Performance of Tubular Daylighting Devices (TDDs).

TDDs can economically admit natural light into areas of buildings that do not have windows or skylights. This Update outlines the features and characteristics of TDDs and presents research findings that will improve the ability of manufacturers to design and rate their products. It will also help specifiers select best-performing products for particular locations and installation geometries.