Is it a code requirement to provide air conditioning in commercial structures in British Columbia, Canada?
Yes, it is a code requirement to provide air conditioning in commercial structures in British Columbia, Canada. The British Columbia Building Code requires that commercial buildings have mechanical ventilation and air conditioning systems that meet certain standards. The specific requirements will depend on the size and type of the building, as well as its intended use. If you have any further questions or concerns, please feel free to ask and I will do my best to assist you.
Thank you for your question! According to the BC Building Code, air conditioning is required in most commercial buildings that are constructed or renovated after December 20, 2013. However, there are some exceptions to this requirement, such as buildings that are used for industrial or storage purposes. It’s always a good idea to consult with a licensed engineer or architect to ensure that your building meets all applicable codes and regulations.
What year did it become a code requirement to provide air conditioning in commercial buildings in BC?