ASHRAE Requirements for City of Vancouver

In line with its 2020 energy targets, the City of Vancouver has recently expanded its building permit documentation requirements to include ASHRAE standards for all new construction covered under Part 3.  Submission requirements for this new documentation will be phased in starting with a voluntary submission date of January 20, 2012, followed by the mandatory submission requirement deadline beginning March 1, 2012. The city introduced the new ASHRAE 90.1 – 2007 (Energy Standard for Buildings Except Low-Rise Residential Buildings) documentation process on December 1, 2011, and also updated its Development Services web page to include a new checklist file and a tutorial file outlining the new documentation and submission requirements (http://vancouver.ca/commsvcs/developmentservices/subreq/index.htm). Note: this initiative has been carried out in consultation with impacted professions and organizations including the AIBC. For additional information, including an explanation of the resulting process changes, view the city’s over view document here (COV Article – ASHRAE 90 1). A presentation on this matter is being planned for early 2012, details forthcoming.

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