Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Changes to Canadian Codes Seek Greener Building

Canada’s Minister of Natural Resources, Joe Oliver, says he is working with the provinces and territories to support the adoption of the 2011 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings.

The Code recently underwent 245 technical changes in an effort to accommodate new technologies and construction practices that have emerged in Canada over the past 15 years.

One aspect of the Code is its overall performance improvement compared with the 1997 Model National Energy Code for Buildings. The goal was to improve the energy efficiency of the Code’s technical requirements by 25 percent from the previous version published in 1997.