A multi-zone ductless cold climate air source heat pump system was evaluated at the new semi-detached twin test house facility in the winter 2018/19
Category: Climate Resilience and Sustainability
The NRC has two new test facilities designed for research and validation of innovative housing and grid technologies, the Semi-detached Twin Test House Facility and the Microgrid Testbed Facility.
The National Research Council’s Construction Research Centre program offers integrated solutions and services to validate new technologies and improve building regulations.
The NRC is working on a number of projects to address the effects of floods on Canadian infrastructure.
The NRC is working with the University of Waterloo’s Buoyant Foundation Project to develop two buoyant foundation prototypes for retrofitting and new construction applications.
The NRC is leading an initiative on Climate Resilient Buildings and Core Public Infrastructure, to provide updates to the climatic data, associated climatic loads and load combinations and new climate resilience provisions that will be implemented in the future editions of the codes, standards and guides.
The NRC is working on a number of initiatives to support a national effort to mitigate the risk posed by wildland fires.
NRC researchers tested and challenged two novel dual core technologies in environmental chambers which simulated realistic conditions identified in the north.
To achieve resilient building structures there is a need to provide information for the design of new and existing structures to mitigate the anticipated effects of changing climate loads in the future.
The NRC is currently conducting research to generate information for the development of guidelines to address overheating in buildings arising from extreme heat events as may occur from a changing climate.