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User’s Guide – National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015
The User's Guide to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015 is designed to complement the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015 by providing additional background information as well as detailed examples and calculations. It describes the various compliance approaches in the Code and presents examples of trade-off path calculations. This edition of the User's Guide has been updated to address the Code changes made to the trade-off path for lighting, the HVAC and service water provisions, and the performance path modeling rules and guidance updates. The User's Guide is an ideal training tool for educators and trainers.
This is the second edition of the User’s Guide – National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB). It is intended to complement the NECB 2015 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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