Policy status:Superseded
Date Effective:1997
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Agency:Natural Resources Canada (NRCan)

The Model National Energy Code for new Residential and Commercial Buildings (MNECRCB) consists of two parts, namely the Model National Energy Code for Houses (MNECH) and the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB). The MNECRCB aims to increase energy efficiency by specifying minimum performance standards for new Canadian houses and buildings. It provides this customised energy standard by allowing for regional climate and energy and construction cost variations. Published by the Canadian Commission on Buildings and Fire Codes in 1997, its development was supported by NRCan in collaboration with energy utilities, provincial and territorial governments, and the National Research Council Canada (NRC). NRCan provides software, training and implementation materials to support the adoption and implementation of this model code by relevant housing/building authorities (i.e. provinces, territories and municipalities). The department also monitors and analyses the impact of this code.

This record is superseded by:National Energy Code for Buildings (NCEB 2015)

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