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.
Commission Canadienne Des Codes Du Bâtiment Et De Prévention Des Incendies, and Ressources Naturelles Canada. ‘Guide De l'Utilisateur Du Code National De l'Énergie Pour Les Bâtiments : Canada 2017’. Conseil national de recherches du Canada, 2019. https://doi.org/10.4224/40002020.
On inside cover: First Edition 2014. Second Edition 2019. Third Edition 2019.