Building Codes

  1. 6. An organization, office, or individual responsible for enforcing the requirements of a code
  2. 7. Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes
  3. 8. A compliance path that compares the energy performance of a proposed building to that of a hypothetical reference house or building
  4. 10. The building code for small buildings and houses
  5. 11. Measures to advance a successful low-carbon transition by funding skills development for trades, educators, designers, architects and building officials
  6. 12. A measure of the total amount of GHGs associated with a building’s energy use that is calculated by converting the energy use of a building into GHG emissions using an emissions factor for the specific energy sources used by the building
  7. 14. A building envelope first approach measure that is an effective and long-lasting way to reduce energy use
  8. 15. A voluntary guideline on when to adopt the model codes that would pique consumer interest and send strong market signals
  9. 16. Proposed Change Form
  10. 17. A building that can meet all its energy needs with the addition of on-site renewables or off-site clean energy
  11. 18. The building code for large and complex buildings
  1. 1. An approach to building energy performance that uses energy modelling software to develop a hypothetical replica of the proposed building but built to a reference standard (e.g. ASHRAE) or code (e.g. NECB 2020 or Section 9.36)
  2. 2. An effective way to compare building energy performance
  3. 3. An energy use performance approach based on the energy consumed in a building per unit of floor area expressed over time
  4. 4. A compliance path for builders and designers like the ENERGY STAR for New Homes program. There are points awarded for energy conservation measures that can be added up to achieve compliance with a specific tier
  5. 5. Pan-Canadian Framework for Clean Growth and Climate Change
  6. 9. A building’s ability to maintain critical life-support functions and conditions for its occupants during extended periods of absence of power, heating fuel, and/or water
  7. 13. A mechanical device that transfers thermal energy in the opposite direction of natural heat transfer by absorbing heat from the air
  8. 15. Codes developed to be an incremental approach to eliminating energy waste in the built environment