Category: Energy

Energy Efficiency of Federal Buildings

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.

CCBFC approves a new Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency

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

First public review of Codes Canada 2015

Running from October 11 to December 9, 2016, the first public review of the 2015 Codes will focus primarily on proposed changes to the 2015 editions of the NECB and the NPC.

New name, new look for 2015 Construction Codes

The national model codes governing construction in Canada—the National Building Code, National Fire Code, National Plumbing Code and National Energy Code for Buildings—are now collectively called Codes Canada.

CCBFC and Codes Canada 2015

For over 75 years, the provinces, territories and the federal government have worked together in supporting an open collaborative process for developing model building, fire, plumbing and energy codes with the aim of harmonizing building and safety regulations across Canada.