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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  • Guidance

    W201-18 Construction of bioretention systems (Opens in a new Window)

    This Standard covers the construction considerations for bioretention systems. This Standard covers the following items: a) roles and responsibilities; b) contract documentation; c) construction sequencing; d) erosion and sediment control for bioretention systems; e) construction documentation; f) material supply and handling; g) installation considerations; h) landscape materials and maintenance; i) construction warranty maintenance; and j) assumption protocols.
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    CSA Group
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    Guidance

    Z317.2-19, Special requirements for heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems in health care facilities (Opens in a new Window)

    This standard applies to the planning, design, construction, and maintenance of HVAC systems in health care facilities. It includes commissioning, operational, maintenance, and monitoring requirements for HVAC systems that will reduce the risk of transmission of infection among building occupants, including patients, staff, and visitors. Clause 6 sets requirements for catastrophic event management for events such as those brought on by climate change. It requires that the health care facility develop and maintain contingency plans for the HVAC system in relation to a catastrophic event, or combination of events, that could reasonably be expected for its location. It includes backups in the case of temporary or extended periods of loss, as well as provisions for surge capacity, i.e., management of situations where there is a significant increase in the number of patients due to a disaster or other cause.
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    CSA Group, Standards Council of Canada
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    Guidance

    Z800-18 Guideline on basement flood protection and risk reduction (Opens in a new Window)

    The Guideline was prepared to assist relevant stakeholders in the mitigation of basement flood risk for new and existing National Building Code of Canada (NBCC) Part 9 residential buildings. Development of the Guideline was motivated both by current basement flood risk and by the potential for increased risk in many regions of Canada under changing climate conditions. This Guideline covers measures to reduce the risks of basement flooding, and to mitigate the adverse effects on property, public safety, and public health in case of a flood event. It covers existing, new, rebuilt, and renovated houses in rural and urban settings. This Guideline covers all types of ground-related houses, with or without basements, that are considered Part 9 buildings according to the National Building Code (NBC) including a) detached houses; b) semi-detached houses; and c) row houses. Recommendations made in this Guideline are generally appropriate for houses serviced by gravity- based storm, sanitary, combined, or third pipe systems. The types of flood hazards addressed by the measures described in this Guideline are a) overland flooding associated with precipitation events and resulting in the accumulation/ponding of rainwater and/or snow melt in and around ground-related houses; b) storm and sanitary sewer backwater (surcharge); c) infiltration flooding (groundwater seepage); d) plumbing and drainage failures, including failure of sump systems and sewer lateral failure; and e) flooding associated with improper installation of basement flood risk-reduction technologies (see Annex A).
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