REPORTTiered Energy Codes Best Practices for Code Compliance
Building codes are established by law in the provinces or territories in which the building will be constructed. Compliance with code falls in the purview of the city or municipality, known as the Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The AHJs must enforce
the safety, accessibility, and other objectives of code for new buildings, which requires knowledgeable resources in multiple technical disciplines. Adding in energy codes has presented some challenges for AHJs, let alone adding in potentially multiple tiers of
The paper is based on initial conversations with several experts from various jurisdictions. It is intended to generate discussion between stakeholders, federal authorities, provincial and territorial policymakers, and AHJs trying to implement energy codes.