Atlantic Canada 1 – Accelerating Toward Net Zero Energy Ready Building Enclosures

Data indicates that carbon emissions are altering the Earth’s climate, pushing commercial building codes toward Net-Zero Energy-Ready performance requirements. This is part one of a two part series that focuses on Atlantic Canada’s building enclosure requirements for Net-Zero Energy-Ready commercial buildings and how to detail highly insulated airtight building enclosures that achieve durability.

Event Information

Commercial building codes are navigating toward the performance requirements of Net Zero Energy Ready buildings due to climatic data that indicates carbon emissions are altering the Earth’s climate. Today’s building occupants also expect increased levels of performance and comfort which, can only be achieved with a high-performance building enclosure. When these buildings are detailed right, during the design phase of construction, they are both durable and cost-effective to build.

This seminar will focus on the building enclosure requirements of a Net Zero Energy Ready commercial building and you’ll learn how to detail highly insulated airtight building enclosures that achieve durability. To assist the design team, calculation tools will be examined that can guide the team to efficient and durable building enclosure details that are cost-effective. The session will be capped off with a review of strategies that have and have not worked in low TEDI (Thermal Energy Design Intensity) buildings to date. The Ontario sessions will focus on Supplementary Standard SB-10 “Energy Efficiency Requirements” and NECB (National Energy Code of Canada for Building). The Ontario sessions will focus on Supplementary Standard SB-10 “Energy Efficiency Requirements” and NECB (National Energy Code of Canada for Building).

Learning Objectives:

• Moving to net zero energy ready through building codes.
• Conversion then generation: optimizing building enclosures with air tightness and exterior thermal resistance.
• From slab to foundation walls to roof: continuous water, air and thermal control layers.
• Details matter: creating durability in highly insulated building enclosures.
• Calculating complex thermal resistance values and bridges with design tools.
• Show me how it’s done: case studies of low TEDI buildings (Thermal Energy Design Intensity).

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David Kayll, FMA, P.Eng. – Principal, Senior Building Science Consultant

David has over 30 years of experience in building science, building envelope, energy performance, and facility management on multi-disciplined architectural/engineering teams in new and renovation construction on heritage, institutional, industrial, commercial, and residential facilities. His building rehabilitation and new construction experience includes; 10 years on the East Coast, five on the West Coast, and 15+ in the National Capital Area. David also provides facility management consulting expertise on Carbon Neutral Studies, Asset Management Plans, Strategic Accommodation Strategies, Re-Commissioning Plans, building portfolio funding analyses, and long-term capital investment strategies.


Matt Doiron, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. – Building Energy Consultant

As part of the Building Performance Analysis Group within Morrison Hershfield, Matt specializes in whole building energy simulation with the goal of analyzing building energy consumption, evaluating potential energy savings, and guiding design decisions. He works on energy and comfort analysis for buildings, focusing on guiding design for energy efficiency and reduced lifecycle cost, as well as demonstrating compliance with building codes, LEED, and incentive programs. Matt has been involved in commercial, multi-unit residential and institutional projects across Canada and the US, including P3 projects with energy guarantees and carbon neutral studies for existing buildings. Matt has also been instrumental in developing Morrison Hershfield’s internal parametric analysis tool (Building Energy Performance Map) and has extensive experience using it on projects, helping clients visualize results from parametric building energy simulations.