Prescriptive vs Performance

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Prescriptive vs Performance, which Path should I choose?

Since 2014 the Alberta Building Code has Included Section 9.36 which specifically relates 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 3 main ways of complying with Section 9.36 of the Building Code:

  • Prescriptive Path
  • Performance Path
  • ENERGY STAR / LEED etc

If you are considering the ENERGY STAR / LEED path you likely already know enough that you don’t ...

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