CanadaAlberta

Alberta Building Code 2011

(based on National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings)

All residential buildings except single family and small multi-family.

Applicable Building Type(s)

New residential

Policy Requirement Level

Mandatory

Policy Sequence

Governance

Development Authority: Federal government

Implementation Authority: At provincial / territory level

Verification Authority: At provincial / territory level

Enforcement Authority: At provincial / territory level

Prescriptive Compliance path

Energy Requirements:

Insulation

Building assemblies above ground

U-Values (W/m2.K)

Floor

Roof

Walls

Climate zone 4

0.227

0.227

0.315

Climate zone 5

0.183

0.183

0.278

Climate zone 6

0.183

0.183

0.247

Climate zone 7A

0.162

0.162

0.21

Climate zone 7B

0.162

0.162

0.21

Climate zone 8

0.142

0.142

0.183

Building assemblies in contact / below the ground

U-Values (W/m2.K)

Floor

Roof

Walls

Climate zone 4

0.757

0.568

0.568

Climate zone 5

0.757

0.379

0.379

Climate zone 6

0.757

0.284

0.284

Climate zone 7A

0.757

0.284

0.284

Climate zone 7B

0.757

0.284

0.284

Climate zone 8

0.379

0.21

0.21

 

Windows

U-Values (W/m2.K)

Windows

Climate zone 4

2.4

Climate zone 5

2.2

Climate zone 6

2.2

Climate zone 7A

2.2

Climate zone 7B

2.2

Climate zone 8

1.6

Total vertical fenestration and door area to gross wall area set for different climate conditions

Air Leakage

Windows

0.2 l/(s.m2) at 50 Pa

 

Doors

5 l/(s.m2) at 50 Pa

End-uses considered:

Space cooling, Space heating

Performance Compliance path

Energy Requirements:

Resources

Notes

Climate zones

Heating Degree Days

 

HDD 18°C

Climate zone 4

<3000

Climate zone 5

3000-3999

Climate zone 6

4000-4999

Climate zone 7A

5000-5999

Climate zone 7B

6000-6999

Climate zone 8

≥7000