Prescriptive vs Performance

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Prescriptive vs Performance, which Path should I choose?

Since the 2014 the Alberta Building Code has Included Section 9.36 which is specifically  referring to Energy Efficiency of Houses and Small Buildings. The application of this is meant to reduce the Carbon Footprint related to Residential Housing.

There are essentially 4 ways of complying with Section 9.36 of the Building Code:

  • Prescriptive Path
  • Prescriptive with Trade-off
  • Performance Path
  • ENERGY STAR / LEED etc

Since Prescriptive with Trade-Off is based on Prescriptive we will not go into further detail ...

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