NATIONAL ENERGY CODE CHANGED IN 2015
New buildings adhering to the updated code will be 27% more energy efficient than those built 20 years ago. That's a lot of energy saving! Translation—heaps of money saved in the long run for you, the building owner, and a reduced carbon footprint.
The new edition of the NECB includes more than 90 changes that increase standards for energy efficient design and construction in new Canadian buildings. Updates to the NECB include new standards for lighting, service water, and HVAC systems like ventilation in parking garages and warehouses and gas-fired rooftop units.
So, what does this mean for businesses in Canada who are considering building in the coming years? For one, it means finding a contractor who has experience building energy efficient structures. As most of the updates to the NECB have to do with energy efficiency, this is imperative. While many builders in Edmonton and Alberta struggle to keep up with the new building codes, Superior Buildings & Design has always had a best practice Building Design philosophy and for the past 25 years has been building front-line energy efficient quality structures in Western Canada. Superior Buildings & Design’s years of research and development has been ahead of the new NECB and they continue to apply and improve on these procedures and methods. In their energy saving building envelopes, energy and resource reducing designs. Superior Buildings & Design also carries and has experience with higher-tech components like geothermal heating and cooling and solar panels.
You don't have to be environmentally conscience to appreciate the benefits of energy efficient buildings in Edmonton! It just makes economic sense. The more care you put into building with energy efficiency in mind, the less you will pay over the long haul for heating and cooling.
For those who want to take low carbon footprint to the next level with their new building project, we also offer LEED certification. LEED certification provides an independent third-party verification that a building is designed and built to achieve top performance in sustainable site development, water savings, energy efficiency, materials selection and indoor environmental quality. Think of LEED certification as the NECB on steroids (without the negative side effects). Letting your customers know your building is LEED certified makes you a front runner and sets you apart from the pack!
Building economical, low carbon footprint buildings with curb appeal and intelligent layouts has been a priority at Superior Buildings & Design for decades. We're well ahead of the curve. When it comes to energy efficient buildings in Edmonton, whether residential, commercial, light industrial or special projects, Superior Buildings & Design has you covered.