Canadian experiences in healthy housing

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ConferenceInternational Symposium on Current Status of Indoor Air Pollution by Organic Compounds and Countermeasures for Healthy Housing: 12 January 2001, Tokyo, Japan
Pages3135; # of pages: 5
SubjectHousing technology; Indoor air
AbstractThis paper summarizes Canada's efforts to reduce the energy usage in housing while at the same time improving indoor air quality. The paper describes the R-2000 program, which had a performance target based on a 50% reduction in the energy consumption for space and hot water heating compared to houses built to the 1975 National Building Code of Canada. It also describes the Advanced Houses program based on the same performance-based standard as R-2000 houses, but went beyond energy efficiency into issues such as the selection of environmentally-friendly building materials, indoor air quality, water and waste reduction, recycling, and elimination of CFCs.
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AffiliationNRC Institute for Research in Construction; National Research Council Canada
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NRC number44699
NPARC number20378555
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