Updates To The National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings

Updates To The National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings

Chapter Event

Updates to the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) 

DURATION: 2.5 hours
TIME: 9:00 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. (GMT) Sign-in begins at 8:30 A.M.
LOCATION: City of Calgary's City Hall, 4th Floor Classroom

Session Overview

The Province of Alberta will soon be moving to an updated version of the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB) for energy code requirements. This is NECB 2015 including the 2017 interim changes to the code. While NECB 2011 has been in effect for over two years, there are some important changes to be aware of along with best practices for meeting the energy code. In order to prepare for this next phase in energy codes the workshop will bring the insight of industry energy professionals along with municipal expertise.

"The NECB that includes the 2017 national interim updates is an important step towards Canada's goal for new buildings, as presented in the Pan-Canadian Framework of achieving 'Net Zero Energy Ready (NZER)' buildings by 2030. The NECB 2017 supports this goal by reducing the overall thermal transmittance of roofs, fenestration and doors; reducing losses through thermal bridging in building assemblies; and, reducing the allowable percentage of skylight area. This new edition also introduces more stringent requirements for energy recovery systems and interior and exterior lighting requirements. It requires temperature controls in individual guest rooms in hotels and motels and demand control ventilation systems in commercial kitchens. In Part 4, it clarifies the lighting trade-off path requirements and in Part 8, it makes performance compliance requirements consistent with prescriptive requirements." 

This session will...

• Take you through some of the high level changes in NECB
• Provide you with insight on why it is important to meet NECB early in design, pathways and energy modelling
• Outline the municipality requirements

Session Agenda

09:00 AM Welcome and presentation by Justin Pockar on NECB 2017 with a comparison to NECB 2011
10:00 AM Short presentation by Integral Group on the value proposition and why it's important to meet NECB, pathways and energy modeling
10:20 AM Bio-break
10:40 AM Presentation by Justin Pockar on process, next steps and what municipalities will need for applications
11:30 AM Session concludes






  EGPs and Students are eligible to receive 30% off registration for this session. Please email education@cagbc.org to register with this special rate.

*This is an Alberta Chapter event open to the public and providing special *member pricing* to its Chapter members. If you are an employee of a national member company, please sign in to www.cagbc.org and join the Chapter for free, to become eligible for member pricing. If your company is not a national member, you can join the Chapter as an individual, or encourage your company to become a national member.



Justin Pockar


Justin is the Energy and Environment Coordinator with the City of Calgary's Planning and Business Development Unit. For the past ten years with the City, he has worked to advise the construction industry on sustainable building practices, manage energy code adoption and training, and has been the liaison between consultants and the Canadian Home Builders Association. Justin is a subject matter expert for the Alberta Climate Change Advisory Panel and has authored the building envelope chapter in ASHRAE Cold Climate Design Guideline.

Justin has also create a "one permit" process using Building Information Modeling (BIM), and the creation of an Integrated Approvals Process Initiative. Justin has also performed that role of Safety Code Officer for major commercial projects and residential plans. Justin currently serves on the National Research Council of Canada as Vice Chair, Standing Committee of Energy Efficiency in Buildings (SCEEB), Chair of the Task Group for Code Coordination, and the Vice Chair on Building Envelope. Justin served as a Director for the CaGBC's Alberta Chapter from 2009-2012.
Please arrive at 8:30 to sign-in to this session

For questions regarding this session please contact Lisa Fox at lfox@cagbc.org
About the Chapter
Hosted by the CaGBC Alberta Chapter.

The CaGBC Alberta Chapter seeks to lead and accelerate the transformation to high-performing healthy green buildings, homes and communities throughout Alberta.

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2/25/2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
City of Calgary Planning Department City Hall, 4th Floor Classroom 800 Macleod Trail SE Calgary, AB T2P 2M5 CANADA
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.