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Guide for Integrating Climate Change Adaptation...

The long-term impacts of climate change are expected to intensify in the future. With Canada’s average temperature warming at twice the global rate, recognizing impacts like the increasing occurrence of extreme weather...
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New National Standards to reduce the risks of...

With extreme weather on the rise, flooding is now the fastest-growing source of disaster-related costs in Canada; in eleven of the twelve years leading up to 2020, property and casualty insurance payouts have exceeded $1...
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Increasing High Wind Safety for Canadian Homes...

This report provides the basis for the development of a set of commonly acceptable, relatively straightforward wind risk reduction measures that can be incorporated into new single-family home construction and significant...
Notice of Intent

Load-based, Climate-specific Testing & Rating...

C700 will be a load-based and climate-specific testing and rating procedure for heat pumps and air conditioners. C700 will be a standard that better represent installed performance of variable capacity heat pumps (VCHPs) used...
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Building a climate resilient future with northern...

This brochure provides a broad overview of ‘By-the-north, for-the-north’ Infrastructure Standards designed to help building owners and operators, as well as those responsible for public and community infrastructure, build and...
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Urban Heat Island Mapping Workshop: What We Heard

The effects of urban heat islands pose a threat to Canadians, our infrastructure, and environment. The Standards Council of Canada, alongside four leading organizations from across Canada, hosted a workshop in Fall 2022 to...
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Thermally Comfortable Playgrounds

Thermally Comfortable Playgrounds collects the latest research and practical knowledge into one document. It draws upon a literature review and a survey of experts while summarizing design practices and site features that...