Canada to Update Model National Energy Code for Buildings

Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the National Research Council Canada (NRC) have announced their partnership on an endeavor to update the Model National Energy Code for Buildings. Published in 1997, the Model Energy Code for Buildings was not adopted by the Canadian provinces or territories and as a result, the codes were not updated.

But Gary Lunn, minister of NRCan and Pierre Coulombe, president of NRC joined together to announce they will create a standing committee made up of business, government, construction industry and representatives from Canadian provinces and territories to update Canada's ecoENERGY initiatives.

"Updating the Model National Energy Code will help all provinces and territories reduce energy use, increase energy efficiency and reduce harmful emissions," said Lunn.

"This will allow more of a standard across the country," said Sylvie Dostaler, NRC communications officer. "We honestly believe everyone in the provinces and territories will adopt the revised codes."

She said the NRC has put out a call to start formation of the committee. It is likely to take a few years before code revisions are complete.

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