Green buildings deliver better indoor environment quality and energy efficiency than otherwise similar conventional buildings according to post-occupancy evaluation research in office buildings. Full story
High Performance Buildings
Building owners and operators have identified a need for new technologies to allow them to fully realize the benefits of smart meter data and monitoring systems. At the same time, they require effective demand-response systems in order to move towards reducing energy costs associated with the operation of their buildings. Full story
A major priority of the High Performance Building program is to provide our building industry clients and collaborators with technical solutions, tools, and technologies that will help building owners reduce the cost of lighting, ventilation, and plug loads (such as personal computing equipment). Full story
Research and development efforts in the last decades have led to advances in energy efficiency and airtightness of the building envelope. The new industry-led research and technology program recently announced by NRC is aiming to achieve even greater energy cost savings for commercial and institutional buildings. This will be done through integrated building envelope systems, specifically by combining durable wall and roof components into a dynamic system that produces more energy than it loses. Full story
NRC is investing in an industry-led research program designed to reduce energy use in existing commercial and institutional buildings (see Construction Innovation, Vol. 18, No. 1). The goal is to support our industry clients and partners in developing, advancing and deploying building energy retrofit technologies that are reliable and cost-effective with a proven return on investment. Full story
Canadian construction sector manufacturers, builders, and stakeholders are seeking to develop energy-efficient, cost-effective, durable and buildable solutions that are well-suited to Canadian construction practices. NRC’s response to these needs is part of a recently-announced initiative to develop and deploy new technologies for the benefit of Canadians and Canadian businesses.
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