Canadian Consulting Engineer

Changes to 2015 National Building and Energy Codes up for review

The public are being invited to comment on the changes proposed for the 2015 edition of the Canadian National Model Construction Codes and Energy Code for Buildings.

October 29, 2013  Canadian Consulting Engineer

The public are being invited to comment on the changes proposed for the 2015 edition of the Canadian National Model Construction Codes and Energy Code for Buildings.

The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) is seeking input until December 13.

The proposed changes would affect rules for water use efficiency and energy efficiency: building envelope, lighting, HVAC and water heating. Other modifications are planned for exterior insulation, finish systems and accessibility. Other changes are related to fire and dangerous goods hazards.

Each change is explained in detail on the CCBFC website. You are invited to approve, modify or reject them.

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A committee will consider all submissions and make final recommendations for final approval bye CCBFC.

To review the changes, visit the CCBFC website. Click here.