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Build Sask Green PreConference Workshop: Understanding How NECB 2015 Affects Your Work

October 17, 2018 at 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm UTC-5

We’re excited to present this year’s Pre-Conference workshop for the Build Sask Green Conference in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan! This conference will highlight the importance of reducing global carbon emissions, principles of zero carbon building and strategies introduced in CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard. The conference will take place on Thursday, October 18, 2018.

Yichao Chen, Building Energy Consultant, will be presenting this year’s pre-conference workshop titledĀ Understanding How NECB 2015 Affects Your Work. It will take place on Wednesday, October 17, from 2:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. More information on this session can be found here.

Session Overview:

Complying with the NECB 2015 energy code will be a mandatory requirement in Saskatchewan starting January 1st 2019.

Will we need to significantly change the way we design and build buildings in Saskatchewan? Does the NECB mean all new buildings have to have less than 30% windows? My project uses a construction type that cannot meet the high R-value requirements; will I still be able to meet code? These and many other questions will be answered in this session, where the main objective is to empower designers, owners, developers and code officials to navigate and implement the NECB with more confidence.

This course will highlight the key performance characteristics in NECB 2015 from envelope to mechanical to lighting. It will also outline the flexibility requirements in the code that allow for design trade-offs in instances where requirements may be onerous for certain projects. Participants will learn from real case studies that have recently navigated the NECB code requirements, ranging from prescriptive compliance to energy modeling for the performance path.

The Presenter:

Yichao Chen, Building Energy Consultant


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Remai Modern Art Gallery of Saskatchewan
102 Spadina Crescent East
Saskatoon, Saskatchewan Canada
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