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February 27, 2014

Amendments to Construction Code Address ‘Excessive’ Water Use

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A Regulation to amend the Construction Code, pursuant to Quebec’s Building Act, was published in the January 29, 2014 edition of Gazette officielle du Quebec. Under the act, the Régie du bâtiment du Québec must adopt a building code containing building standards, in particular for buildings, facilities intended for use by the public, installations independent of a building or their vicinity.

The risks of unacceptable impact on the environment due to use of resources addressed in the code are primarily those caused by excessive use of water. 

Revisions to the code add new content to limit the probability that — as a result of the design or installation of a plumbing system — the environment will be exposed to an unacceptable risk; or that resources will be used in a manner that will have an unacceptable environmental impact.

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