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Category: Housing Research

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from a quarter century ago no longer represent the multi-storeys, large building area, modern structures designed and built today to meet the farming industry’s demands.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.

Chemical emissions from personal care and household products

In a partnership with Health Canada, the National Research Council tested chemical emissions of air fresheners, scented wax products (candles, wax melt), personal care products (nail polish, sunscreen spray, body lotion), and household products (cleaning spray, spray paint, paint thinner, and varnish).

Achieving resilient building structures

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.

Radon control in Canadian homes

The NRC has been working on a multi-year study to develop safe and cost-effective solutions to minimize the health risks from radon gas exposure in Canadian homes.