User’s Guide – National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2017
The User’s Guide to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2017 is designed to complement the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2017 by providing additional background information as well as detailed examples and calculations. This interim edition of the Code improves the overall energy performance of buildings over the 2015 edition and represents an important step toward Canada’s goal on energy efficiency for new buildings, as presented in the Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change.
This is the third edition of the User’s Guide – National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB). It is intended to complement the NECB 2017 and increase users’ understanding of the Code’s intent and application in the field; as such, it is not to be used as a standalone document. The User’s Guide contains background information, explanatory material and, in some cases, suggested approaches to certain design or compliance matters, but does not contain mandatory requirements and is neither a textbook nor a design guide. The figures it contains are schematic only and the examples are illustrative only: they do not represent design recommendations.
The User’s Guide comprises commentaries on NECB Parts 3 to 8 but does not address each and every Article of the NECB: content was developed for subject areas that were deemed to require further explanation or detailed examples and calculations.
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