Category: Housing Research

Passively measuring formaldehyde emissions

The National Research Council (NRC) has developed and validated a practical tool to measure formaldehyde emissions from existing indoor surfaces in homes.

Free electronic access to Codes!

The electronic formats of the National Building, Fire and Plumbing Codes and Energy Code for Buildings, along with the provincial codes published by the NRC, are now available free of charge.

National Codes catching up with the farming industry

The typical single-storey, small area, timber-post- and beam-framed farm buildings
from a quarter century ago no longer represent the multi-storeys, large building area, modern structures designed and built today to meet the farming industry’s demands.

Chemical emissions from building materials

The National Research Council of Canada partnered with Health Canada on research to obtain formaldehyde emissions data from composite wood and laminated products.