Library of climate resources

This is a collection of links to climate datasets, tools, guidance and related resources. The sources include the federal government, provincial and territorial governments, national professional organizations, climate consortia and established international organizations. It can be useful for impact, vulnerability and risk assessments, and for adaptation planning.

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Explanation of the different resource types
  • data product - downloadable climate dataset
  • tool - builds on a dataset with further analyses and/or visualization
  • guidance - provides direction on the use of climate information or on conducting climate-related assessments
  • additional resources include educational and awareness-raising material, impact assessments and scientific syntheses

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  • Additional resources

    C22.1-18 Canadian Electrical Code, Part I (24th edition), Safety Standard for Electrical Installations (Opens in a new Window)

    For 90 years, the Canadian Electrical Code, Part I has been the original, Canadian-based safety standard; developed and updated to better protect electrical workers and help make electrical installations and equipment safer. The Code promotes improved consistency in electrical installations from coast to coast across Canada. Updated to reflect the latest advancements in technology and incorporating considerations for renewable energy, the Code helps support the work of electrical workers no matter how complex their projects are. The CE Code Part I, along with third-party Certification of components and regulation, forms the basis of the Canadian Electrical Safety System – helping to keep electrical workers and equipment safer, minimize costly reworks and enhancing productivity. Planned updates for the 2021 edition include requirements and considersations for adding resiliency to infrastructure.
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    Guidance

    CAN/BNQ 2501-500 Geotechnical site investigations for building foundations in permafrost zones (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard establishes a consistent methodology for performing geotechnical site investigations so that the results can be used to design building foundations with due consideration, in a risk management framework, of the conditions prevailing at the building site, including: the distinctive characteristics of permafrost; and the seasonal and interannual climate conditions as well as the projected climate conditons over the service life of the building foundations.
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    Bureau de normalisation du Québec, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA A440.2:19/CSA A440.3:19 Fenestration energy performance/User guide to CSA A440.2:19, Fenestration energy performance (Opens in a new Window)

    CSA A440.2 applies to the determination of energy performance properties for a variety of fenestration systems, including fixed windows, operable windows, sliding glass doors, hinged doors, skylights with flat glazings, and curtain walls. In addition, CSA A440.2 provides a means for determining a comparative Energy Rating (ER) for fixed and operable windows, sliding doors, and hinged doors to be used in low-rise residential housing. CSA A440.3, the user guide to CSA A440.2, has been prepared to explain the content and use of CSA A440.2. CSA A440.3 allows the knowledgeable user to develop specific energy performance properties that apply to fenestration systems of different sizes in specific geographic locations and orientations.
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    CSA A440.4:19 Window, door, and skylight installation (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard sets forth methods for both new installation and replacement installation of factory assembled windows, exterior doors, and skylights that are intended for installation in low-rise buildings and buildings used primarily for, but not limited to, residential occupancy where the windows, doors, and skylights (including window wall) are R, LC, or CW class within the application of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440. This Standard provides minimum requirements for the installation of fenestration products including windows, doors, and skylights. This Standard addresses issues that could compromise the performance of the fenestration product as established by testing to the requirements of AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440. Where installation methods are not specifically addressed in this Standard or in the installation instructions of the manufacturer of a fenestration product, a design professional should be consulted for a solution consistent with the intent of the minimum requirements and principles in this Standard.
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    CSA A440S1:19 Canadian Supplement to AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-17, North American Fenestration Standard/Specification for windows, doors, and skylights (Opens in a new Window)

    This Supplement is for use in conjunction with AAMA/WDMA/CSA 101/I.S.2/A440-17 and contains additional requirements for Canada. This Supplement provides simplified methods to calculate the minimum performance levels for resistance to water penetration, wind loads, and snow loads for fenestration products on buildings in Canada.X375
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    CSA C22.3 NO. 1:20, Overhead Systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard, which forms part of the Canadian Electrical Code, Part III provides requirements for overhead systems and includes electric supply and communication circuits that are installed alone, in joint use, or in proximity to each other or other facilities. This Standard presents a choice between deterministic and reliability-based design methods. Reliability based design methods are covered by CSA C22.3 No. 60826. An interim amendment is planned for release in 2022 as an output to a review of climate change adaptation focussed proposals for change.
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    CSA PLUS 4011.1:19 Technical Guide: Design and construction considerations for foundations in permafrost regions (Opens in a new Window)

    This Guideline is a companion document to CSA PLUS 4011, Technical Guide: Infrastructure in permafrost: A guideline for climate change adaptation. It is intended to assist developers, designers, the general public, and other stakeholders understand the permafrost terrain of Canada, as well as the general selection process and choices for permafrost foundations and their limitations.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA PLUS 4011:19 Technical guide: Infrastructure in permafrost: A guideline for climate change adaptation (Opens in a new Window)

    This is the second edition of CSA PLUS 4011, Technical Guide: Infrastructure in permafrost: A guideline for climate change adaptation. It supersedes the previous edition published in 2010. Updates to the new edition are as follows: a) Current climate change projections recommended for use in northern Canada are presented (Chapter 4); b) Up-to-date information on ground temperature trends in permafrost throughout northern Canada are presented (Chapter 2); c) Permafrost conditions critical for infrastructure foundations have been summarized, revised, and consolidated into a single chapter (Chapter 2); d) Description and explanation of foundations used in northern Canada for buildings constructed on permafrost have been revised to improve readability (Chapter 3); e) Current trends in climate (temperature and precipitation) throughout the North are presented (Chapter 4); f) A range of climate projections available for northern Canada are presented graphically to allow assessment of current uncertainty in future climate projections (Chapter 4 and Annex C); g) Minor revisions to the screening process have been made for clarity (Chapter 5).
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    CSA PLUS 4013:19 Technical guide: Development, interpretation, and use of rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) information: Guideline for Canadian water resources practitioners (Opens in a new Window)

    This guideline has been designed for professionals with a role in the planning, design, management, inspection, and regulation of stormwater, drainage, wastewater, and flood management systems. It is not a design text book, but rather a resource for understanding the derivation, and application in water system planning and design, of rainfall intensity-duration-frequency (IDF) information. CSA updated relevant parts of the document to reflect the latest scientific understanding of climate change and how to incorporate climate change into the formulation and application of IDF information. As such, work was undertaken to update Chapters 5 and Chapter 6 of this document.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    CSA S37-18 Antennas, Towers, and Antenna-Supporting Structures (Opens in a new Window)

    This National Standard of Canada applies to structural antennas, towers, antenna-supporting structures, and roof- and wall- mounted structures, including their components, such as guys and foundations. It covers the structural design, fabrication, and erection of new structures and the modification of existing structures.
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