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Housing

  1. PV Ready Guidelines
    PDF Version PV Ready Guidelines The Photovoltaic (PV) Ready Guidelines document describes design considerations and specifies modifications builders can make to new attached and detached homes in...
  2. Zoning Duct Design Guide
    Zoning Duct Design Guide (PDF 4.76 MB)
  3. A Manufacturer’s guide to High Performance CSA P.9 Tested Combos
    Download Full Document (PDF document 1.57 MB) The primary purpose of this document is to provide manufacturers of condensing on-demand water heaters with a route to developing combination systems...
  4. Summer shading performance at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Gusdorf (Consultant) M. Armstrong (NRC) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) J. Sager (NRCan) Publication date: March 24, 2011 Discussion Maximizing free passive solar space heating should be...
  5. The zone saver field trial: Utility controlled demand response with residential zoned cooling
    Authors: D. Mountain (McMaster University) T. Strack (Strack and Associates) W. Zhou (McMaster University) B. Lomanawski (NRCan) Publication date: December 2011 The ZoneComfort® (ZC)...
  6. Performance Assessment of a high velocity zoned combination system at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Sager (NRCan) M. Armstrong (NRC) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) Publication date: May 2013 Zoned high velocity combination systems combine the provision of space heating and domestic...
  7. An assessment of peak demand reductions and energy savings of a high velocity centrally zoned combination system at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Sager (NRCan) R. Glazer (NRC) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) T. Strack (Strack and Associates) Publication date: September 2014 Zoned high-velocity combination systems combine the...
  8. Advanced Residential Load Reduction Pilot Project – A field trial of centrally zoned forced air systems
    Authors: D. Mountain (McMaster University) T. Strack (Strack and Associates)J. Sager (NRCan) Publication date: March, 2011The ZoneComfort® (ZC) technology enables occupants of suitably...
  9. Solar Ready Guidelines for Solar Domestic Hot Water and Photovoltaic Systems
    Download Full Document (PDF document) Natural Resources CanadaCanmetENERGY Ottawa CETC Number ISBN Number: 978-1-100-20633-2 / 2012-04-25 The Solar Ready Guidelines specify a number of design...

Refrigeration

  1. Using CO2 for Cold Distribution at a Loblaw Supermarket
    Download Full Document (PDF, 1.6 MB) Authors: Chantal Leroy and Daniel Giguère, Natural Resources Canada               Michael Ross, RER CETC number: 2014-198 Publication date: 2014-10-27...

Heat Pumps

  1. Cooling and Heating Season Performance Assessment of a cold climate air source heat pump at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Sager (NRCan) M. Armstrong (NRC) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) Publication date: September 2013Cold climate air source heat pumps (CC-ASHPs) are high efficiency heating and cooling...
  2. Cooling and Heating Season Performance Assessment of a mini-split cold climate air source heat pump at the Canadian Centre for Housing Technology
    Authors: J. Sager (NRCan) M.Thomas (NRCan) F. Szadkowski (NRCan) M. Armstrong (NRC) J. Gusdorf (Consultant) Publication date: September 18, 2014 Cold climate air source heat pumps (CC-ASHPs...
  3. Capturing the Value of Thermal Energy: Innovations in Ejector Technology from CanmetENERGY
    Download Full Document (PDF, 531 KB) Authors: Jacques Martel and Dinesh Parakh, Natural Resources Canada CETC number: 2014-230 Publication date: 2015-01-13 Abstract: Ejectors are thermally...