Building Energy Codes

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Guidance on Building Energy Codes


FenestraPro  provides general information on Local Building Codes/Regulations in this article.  As Regulations get updated and new Codes are approved, rather than prescribing a limited list of Codes, we think it is best to allow our users to control the Codes that they wish to use.

To facilitate this, Users may create their own Codes and set their own values for Glazing, Wall, Floor and Roof U-values and R-values in FenestraPro for Revit.

We provide here some general guidance on current regulations for various countries and links to useful websites where users may find more detailed information.  We recommend that users check with their current local Energy Codes so that the figures applied are up to date and relevant to your project site location.

A useful link is provided below to The Global Buildings Performance Network where Energy Codes are listed for various countries.


Energy Codes Guidance



For new users of FenestraPro, we provide here a sample of Energy Codes for some regions.  They are provided here as general guidance to allow users to commence analysis but since values may not always be current to your location or region, users are advised to check with current regulations applicable for their location.

(FenestraPro assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of these values as they may change from time to time and users are advised to confirm with their regulatory bodies and government publications as to the current applicable Building Codes that are relevant and in effect for your region/jurisdiction).


Sample Energy Code Values


(Note: These are sample values only and may not be applicable/current to your region or country, they may be used for initial simulations and learning the software.  Please check with your relevant Building Codes as to which values are applicable to your project).


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