The NRC and its partners have made some significant developments on the subject of energy code development for existing buildings.
Category: Construction Codes
Seminar presentations covered topics including the code development system, building envelope, lighting, heating ventilation and air conditioning, service water heating, electrical, performance compliance and the long-term energy strategy.
Reference to the use of asbestos, a known cause of lung cancer, will be removed from the 2020 National Building Code.
Clarification about the application of CSA B139-09, Installation Code for Oil Burning Equipment and Part 4 of Division B of the National Fire Code of Canada with regards to aboveground storage tanks.
The review will run from November 7, 2018 to January 4, 2019 on the Codes Canada webpage.
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 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.
New Illustrated User’s Guide – NBC 2015: Part 9 of Division B, Housing and Small Buildings, now available!
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.
The Canadian Commission on Building and Fires Codes (CCBFC) recently approved the formation of a new Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency. The committee will focus on the development of progressive energy efficiency targets (tiers) for houses and buildings