The NZER project will support significant updates to building codes to improve the energy efficiency of buildings. The work being done supports the development of best practices, new building standards and the development of energy-efficient technologies.
The Construction Research Centre’s Dr. Zoubir Lounis lead the development of an innovative risk-based methodology for the design and rehabilitation of infrastructure systems that ensure their resilience against multiple hazards, including extreme weather events and cumulative damage effects.
The Conference Board of Canada estimates that the work of the CCMC protects the health and safety of more than 3.3 million Canadians each year, generating $3.8 billion in Gross Domestic Product, and supporting 32,000 Canadian jobs.
The National Research Council’s High Performance Building program offers integrated solutions and services from prototype to market acceptance.
The National Research Council’s Building Regulations for Market Access program offers integrated solutions and services to design and build better buildings.
The NRC’s High Performance Building program offers integrated solutions and services from prototype to market acceptance.
Smart Buildings are buildings that use information technologies to identify operational inefficiencies and inform ongoing commissioning. To determine benefits and challenges of implementing Smart Building technologies in federal government buildings, Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) launched a Smart Buildings pilot project and turned to the National Research Council of Canada (NRC), Construction Research Centre, for expert guidance.
The new guide focuses on housing and small buildings and features hundreds of updated illustrations that are more consistent with common architectural rendering and more easily understood.
The 2017 edition of the NECB is an important step toward Canada’s goal for new buildings, as presented in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change. To help prepare Canadians, NRC and NRCan are giving Canadians free online access to the NECB 2017.