Incentives nr can-jim clark-gbf2007

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Incentives nr can-jim clark-gbf2007

  1. 1. ecoENERGY Efficiency Initiative: Programs and Codes and for Buildings Green Building Festival October 2007 Jim Clark Senior Officer Stakeholder Relations Office of Energy Efficiency Natural Resources Canada
  2. 2. ecoACTION Structure ecoACTION ecoENERGY (Natural Resources Canada) ecoENERGY Renewable ecoENERGY Efficiency ecoENERGY Technology Initiative Initiative Initiative (Electricity Resources) (Office of Energy Efficiency) (CANMET) Other OEE programs for ecoENERGY ecoENERGY Retrofit industry, housing, for Buildings and Houses ($) transportation, etc.
  3. 3. ecoENERGY Retrofit Incentives  The OEE delivers new financial incentives:  ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes  ecoENERGY Retrofit – Small and Medium Organizations  ecoENERGY Retrofit Incentive for Industry  ecoENERGY Retrofit Incentive for Buildings - Intake window from Oct 15 – Dec 14  NRCan also delivers ecoEnergy for Renewable Heat
  4. 4. ecoENERGY Activities  Through ecoENERGY Buildings and Houses, the OEE promotes energy efficiency in commercial and institutional buildings with:  Training and workshops  Software and tools  Publications and newsletters  Awards and recognition Continued
  5. 5. ecoENERGY Other Activities  Continued:  Design validation  Coordinate national benchmarking studies  Promote building optimization (commissioning and recommissioning)  Promote energy performance contracting  Link to stakeholder organizations and service providers
  6. 6. ecoENERGY Codes and Labelling  We are consulting with stakeholders to:  Update the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB)  Develop a new energy rating and labelling system for buildings
  7. 7. ecoENERGY Design Validation  Validation of new building design models:  Confirms the design performance is at least 25 percent better than the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) requirement.  Shows compliance for utility or regional incentive programs or provincial, territorial, and or municipal requirements, including the LEED Energy and Atmosphere prerequisite and for the purpose of energy rating.
  8. 8. The Model National Energy Code for Building  The reference building is based on the 1997 Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB)  MNECB has mandatory requirements for building envelope, lighting, HVAC, service water, heating and electrical  To be eligible for validation a building must meet: 1. The MNECB mandatories 2. The performance of the proposed building must be 25% more efficient than a reference building built to the minimum MNECB standard.
  9. 9. Codes & Labelling Oversight Council of Energy Ministers (CEM) Assistant Deputy Ministers Steering Committee on Energy Efficiency (ASCEE) Demand Side Management Working Group (DSMWG) Codes Labelling Others
  10. 10. Building Codes in Canada  In Canada the responsibility for building regulation rests with the provinces and territories (P/T). The Canadian Commission on Building and Fire Codes (CCBFC) is responsible for developing and updating six model national codes for adoption by the P/T. – National Building Code of Canada (NBC) – National Fire Code of Canada – National Plumbing – National Farm Building – Model National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (MNECB) – Model National Energy Code of Canada for Houses (MNECH)
  11. 11. Update of Model National Energy Codes  MNECB and MNECH, published in 1997, are outdated and need upgrading to reflect current standards and practices.  MNECB only adopted by one jurisdiction. However, many juridictions have work underway related to energy codes and regulations.  Support in 2005 by CEM for the update Model National Energy Codes.  P/T energy and code representatives currently participate in a Building Energy Codes Collaborative (BECC) to advance the CEM priority.  BECC submitted a Business Plan for the update of the MNECB 1997 to the CCBFC at the end of 2006. The project is now underway.
  12. 12. Building Labelling Drivers Towards a Building Energy Label • Increasing priority on building energy efficiency • Growing popularity of environmental rating systems • energy labelling exists in other sectors & jurisdictions • the time is right for the introduction of a specific Energy Label for buildings
  13. 13. Activities during 2006 1 – Building Energy Labelling Subcommittee  Under the DSM Working Group, labelling committee formed in 2006 to advance Residential and Building Energy Labelling 2 – Two Stakeholder Meetings on Building Energy Labelling  Consensus Reached and Options Suggested
  14. 14. Stakeholders Respond... Consensus on… • Genuine, wide-spread interest in developing an energy label for buildings • Awareness, benchmarking and performance recognition seen as an important elements • Label and delivery process, should be simple, clear and inexpensive • “EnerGuide”-type scale preferred format • “Expiry date” increases validity
  15. 15. Draft Label Developed Identifier Building Type Assessed annual energy consumption (kWh/m2) Top/bottom benchmarks Assessment and expiry dates Website for more info
  16. 16. Next Steps For Buildings Energy Label: • Analyse on-line survey of professional stakeholders, including comments on draft label • Pilot-test label in selected regions/sectors – RFP at http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/commercial/regulations- standards/labelling-pilot , closing November 16 • Develop a national building energy database • Review draft label in context of feedback • Coordinate with provinces and develop delivery mechanism(s)
  17. 17. For More Information  Visit our Web sites or contact us:  www.oee.nrcan.gc.ca/  info.services@nrcan.gc.ca  1-877-360-5500 (toll free)

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