CSA C873 SERIES
Building energy estimation methodology
|Publication Date:||1 January 2015|
This Standard specifies general requirements such as reference publications, definitions, abbreviations, symbols, and subscripts used in the other Standards in the CSA C873 Series.
This Standard is intended to be used in conjunction with the other Standards in the CSA C873 Series to form a complete Standard.
In CSA Standards, "shall" is used to express a requirement, i.e., a provision that the user is obliged to satisfy in order to comply with the standard; "should" is used to express a recommendation or that which is advised but not required; "may" is used to express an option or that which is permissible within the limits of the standard; and "can" is used to express possibility or capability.
Notes accompanying clauses do not include requirements or alternative requirements; the purpose of a note accompanying a clause is to separate from the text explanatory or informative material.
Notes to tables and figures are considered part of the table or figure and may be written as requirements.