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User’s Guide issued for 2011 National Energy Code for Buildings

The National Research Council of Canada has published the first User's Guide designed to complement the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011.


The National Research Council of Canada has published the first User’s Guide designed to complement the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 2011.

Launched in late June, the guide describes the various approaches to make building designs comply with the code and gives examples of trade-off path calculations.

A checklist at the end of each part helps designers verify that the NECB provisions have been considered in their design.

Much of the material contained in the appendices of the former Model National Energy Code of Canada for buildings 1997 has been updated in the new User’s Guide. There are also additional examples and information such as calculations for the thermal properties of building assemblies.

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