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: Edmonton Tower, 3rd Floor Meeting Centre

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 Juan Monterrosa on NECB 2017 with a comparison to NECB 2011
10:00 AM Short presentation by Williams Engineering 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 Juan Monterrosa on process, next steps and what municipalities will need for applications
11:30 AM Session concludes






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*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.



Juan Monterrosa

Juan Monterrosa is a P.Eng, LEED AP and a Certified Passive House Consultant.

Juan is currently the Director of Safety Code, Permits and Inspections at the City of Edmonton after spending his first year and a half implementing the energy code for the city. He acts as a conduit from sustainability strategies and policies to implementation. With over 11 years of experience working in energy from source to end use, he has worked on sustainability projects ranging from full neighbourhoods (Southeast False Creed, LEED ND), high performing buildings (Reliable Control Annex & Telus Gardens) to infrastructure projects using ENVISION certification. 

Recently, Juan has worked on the C532 policy for the City of Edmonton buildings requiring a thermal energy demand intensity (TEDI) to be used with a reduction in energy use and greenhouse gas savings. With a passion for positive change in the built environment, Juan is continuously looking to collaborate with change makers. 
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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3/1/2019 9:00 AM - 11:30 AM
Edmonton Tower, 3rd Floor Meeting Centre 10111 104 Avenue NW Edmonton, AB T5J 4X1 CANADA
This event is full.
​Please Note:​ You must have a CaGBC account and be signed in to register for this course.