LATEST NEWS O H & S
January 8, 2014
Energy standards require ASHRAE ventilation rates
Letter to the Editor
I've just had a look at, Two paths for energy efficiency in updated B.C. Building Code, in the Dec. 18 issue of the Journal of Commerce.
I thought it might be helpful to provide some additional clarification that may be useful to your readers.
Whichever standard code users select to use, ASHRAE 90.1(2010) or NECB (2011), they will be required to use the ventilation rates in the B.C. Building Code, which are ASHRAE 62.1 (2001) with all amendments except addendum “n” and to use Canadian climate date published by Natural Resources Canada.
These choices are self evident for NECB users, but the ASHRAE standard internally references different ventilation rates and climate data, which could result in significantly different costs and outcomes.
For more information, go here.
Energy Projects team leader,
Office of Housing and <0x000A>Construction Standards,
B.C. Building & Safety Standards Branch
|MOST POPULAR STORIES|
|TODAY’S TOP CONSTRUCTION PROJECTS|
These projects have been selected from 371 projects with a total value of $1,936,826,394 that Reed Construction Data Building Reports reported on Thursday.
$122,700,000 High Prairie AB Tenders
$66,000,000 Columbia-Shuswap RD BC Negotiated
$34,400,000 Airdrie AB Prebid
- Photo Gallery: 2014 ACEC BC Awards of Excellence winners
- Journal of Commerce Preview for the week of April 21st, 2014
- Fort McMurray airport terminal getting ready for take off
- B.C. government forms liquefied natural gas working group
- Kitimat residents vote against Northern Gateway pipeline
- Precast concrete enables net-zero homes
- Learning to dig safely can save lives
- Ex construction boss admits to collusion in government contracts
- P3 Fund launches
- Supreme court won't hear case involving construction mogul
- Minister spurns spat over plant
- VIDEO: Debate still strong as OCOT turns one
- Upset waters over new Ontario diving regulations
- Covering up the Celsius
- Frontier Oilsands Mine joint review panel raises concerns among some First Nations
- Doors open on latest PPP Canada funding
- U.S. builders’ confidence rises but is limited by tight credit and shortages of labour and lots
- Keystone XL opponents carve message
- RFP released to shortlisted teams for Milton hospital expansion