Try out this easy-to-use mass timber planning tool

August 31, 2023
Category: Wood, Paper & Green Building
Region: Canada, Canada West

The Mass Timber Navigator is an easy-to-use planning tool for developers and design teams in the early stage of a mass timber building project. Using data from eight different mass timber archetypes, situated in four British Columbia regions, the tool helps users to understand energy and code compliance costs of mass timber buildings in the province. The level of code compliance is based on the B.C. Energy Step Code, including the latest Step 3 revisions. What is Step Code 3? A revision to the B.C. Building Code (BCBC) came into effect May 1, 2023, and requires a 20% improvement on energy efficiency compared to the 2018 B.C. Building Code. What if I’m not in B.C.? As a concept tool, Mass Timber Navigator can still be helpful for zones with similar climates.

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