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.
Category: Innovative Building Materials
CCMC evaluations that were cancelled in fiscal year 2018 to 2019.
CCMC evaluations that were re-evaluated in fiscal year 2018-2019
New CCMC evaluations issued in fiscal year 2018 to 2019.
The NRC initiated a study on the in-situ impacts of two ventilation systems with various indoor mixing scenarios. The project involved a side-by-side testing of the NRC’s Twin Test Houses.
Canadian Centre for Housing Technology evaluation of dual core heat/energy recovery ventilation systems
NRC researchers assessed the performance of a novel dual core heat/energy recovery system through a side-by-side comparative testing at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology (CCHT) twin houses.
The Conference Board of Canada estimates that the work of the CCMC protects the health and safety of more than 3.3 million Canadians each year, generating $3.8 billion in Gross Domestic Product, and supporting 32,000 Canadian jobs.
The 2015 editions of the National Building Code (NBC) and the National Fire Code (NFC) now permit construction of six-storey buildings using traditional combustible materials (i.e., wood products).
NRC is investing in an industry-led research program designed to reduce energy use in existing commercial and institutional buildings (see Construction Innovation, Vol. 18, No. 1). The goal is to support our industry clients and partners in developing, advancing and deploying building energy retrofit technologies that are reliable and cost-effective with a proven return on investment.
Research and development efforts in the last decades have led to advances in energy efficiency and airtightness of the building envelope. The new industry-led research and technology program recently announced by NRC is aiming to achieve even greater energy cost savings for commercial and institutional buildings. This will be done through integrated building envelope systems, specifically by combining durable wall and roof components into a dynamic system that produces more energy than it loses.