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NRCan: Zoned Heating & Cooling Innovation
Natural Resources Canada has been researching opportunities for zoned forced air systems in the increasingly multi-storey and multi-unit residential construction sector. The energy experts at CanmetENERGY and private sector, government and university partners collaborated to develop, test and deploy a new zoned heating and cooling system. The end result was an affordable zoned forced air system that offered greater performance and ease of use.
Issues & Performance

ACCA: Manual Zr For Residential Zoning Systems
Air Conditioning Contractors of America sells Manual Zr, the first ANSI recognized standard for residential zoning systems. It includes all of the information needed to design a zoned HVAC system. $122 USD

ACCA Now: Balancing a Zone System Bypass Duct
ACCA Now says the basic procedure for setting the airflow through a bypass duct uses static pressure measurements and equipment manufacturers tables or charts.

Contracting Business: Troubleshooting Zone Controls
Contracting Business magazine article describes how to troubleshoot zone controls for forced air systems.

Healthy Heating: How To Divide A Building Into Heating Zones
Healthy Heating describes how to divide a building into heating zones.

NRCan: Zoning Checklist For Builders
NRCan online Zoning Checklist for Builders is designed for use by builders to brief their mechanical designers.

NRCan: Zoning Decision Guide For Builders
NRCan online Zoning Decision Guide for Builders helps builders and their mechanical designers to define, communicate, discuss and finalize design features of zoned heating and cooling systems. (PDF)
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