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 National Research Council’s High Performance Building program offers integrated solutions and services from prototype to market acceptance.
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 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
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.
Pre-register now for a Canada-wide series of seminars on the 2015 Codes. Participants will learn about many of the significant technical changes to Codes Canada publications.
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.
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.