Online Training Courses Available for new National Energy Code for Buildings
January 27, 2023 | By HPAC Magazine
Free online 2020 National Energy Code for Buildings course is available to provide and overview along with detailed courses for contractors and designers.
Free self-directed online courses on the 2020 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB 2020) are now available through the CSA Group’s website.
Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) worked with the CSA Group to develop these online materials.
If you work in the commercial or institutional buildings sector – especially if you’re a contractor or building designer – these courses will help you learn about the new NECB 2020 tiered structure, and more.
Those interested can register through the CSA Group’s website for free access:
- NECB 2020 – Navigating and Applying the Code | online, 30 minutes
This course outlines how the NECB is structured and provides an overview of the flow of the building code document.
- NECB 2020 – Contractors | online, 4 hours
Tailored for contractors and installers, the course helps to simplify selected requirements of the NECB 2020 in Division B, Parts 3-10. It details systems, components and equipment for energy performance efficiency. It also clarifies the prescriptive path, trade-off path, performance path and tiered building performance compliance.
- NECB 2020 – Designers | online, 4 hours
This online course targets designers, modellers, engineers, and architects. Focused on specific requirements of the NECB 2020 in Division B, Parts 3-10, it details systems, components and equipment covered by Parts 3-10 for energy performance efficiency. The course also provides recommendations and tips from design experts in the buildings and energy efficiency sectors.
The training materials complement the NECB 2020, which is available in print and free electronic formats through the NRC Virtual Store.