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Free contractor training on 2020 National Energy Code for Buildings

January 30, 2023  By  Anthony Capkun

January 30, 2023 – NRCan’s Office of Energy Efficiency reports the availability of free, self-directed online courses on the 2020 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings (NECB 2020), which includes a specific session for Contractors.

“If you work in the commercial or institutional buildings sector—especially if you’re a contractor or building designer—these courses are for you,” says NRCan.

NRCan and the National Research Council of Canada (NRC) worked with CSA Group to develop these online materials. Register for the following free courses:

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 specifically for contractors and installers, this course helps 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.

These training materials complement the NECB 2020, says OEE, which is available in print and free electronic formats from the NRC Virtual Store.

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