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Did you know that Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings (MECB) will be enforced as of December 1, 2014?

October 3, 2014

IMG_20141003_101523If you do not know the answer or if this question weighs in your mind, read on…

The MECB increases energy efficiency in buildings an average of 26% more than the previous model National Energy Code for Buildings 1997. It also addresses building envelope heat losses as well as efficiencies of lighting, HVAC, service water heating and electrical systems.

As of December 1, 2014 permitting authorities in the Province of Manitoba will be enforcing energy codes for new Part 3 Residential, Commercial, and Industrial buildings for the first time.  The Code will also apply to additions but not renovations.  Building permit applications received on or after December 1, 2014 will be required to have designs that demonstrate compliance with the new Code.

Are you ready?

Do you know what will be required for compliance with the new Code?

Have you seen the provincial MECB Compliance tool?

If you have more questions than answers, RRC can help you get ready for the new Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings…

Technology Solutions for the Workplace through the School of Construction and Engineering Technologies is offering a 3 day or 5 day training courses of the requirements of the MECB.  For those not involved in design, who would prefer an introduction, a 1 day overview of the MECB is also offered.

This course will provide participants with the knowledge and tools needed to meet the requirements of MECB 2013 using all three compliance path options: prescriptive, trade-off and performance. Part One, 3 days (Mon-Wed)of the course will focus on the prescriptive and trade-off compliance paths as well as the basics for the performance path.  Part Two, 3 days (Wed –Fri) will focus on the performance path and train participants on the use of CAN-QUEST modelling software that generates the referenced building and compares it to the proposed building. Both Parts will include the introduction and applications of the compliance tool required by the Authority Having Jurisdictions (AHJ).

For registration information: Technology Solutions for the Workplace

– Tammy Harper, RRC Instructor