User’s Guide – National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011
This first edition of the User's Guide is designed to complement the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) by providing background information, as well as detailed examples and calculations. This guide describes the various compliance approaches and presents examples of trade-off path calculations. It is an ideal training tool for educators and trainers and features checklists at the end of each Part to help users verify that provisions in the NECB have been considered in their design.
This is the first edition of the User’s Guide – National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB). It is intended to complement the NECB 2011 and increase users’ understanding of its 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 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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