National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 Canada

Name of policy National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 Canada
Jurisdiction Country
Supranational region
Country Canada
Region North America


Subnational region or state
City or local
Policy objective
  • Mitigation
Type of policy instrument
  • Regulatory Instruments
    • Codes and standards
      • Building codes and standards
Sector name
  • Buildings
    Policy description he National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB) provides minimum requirements for the design and construction of energy-efficient buildings and covers the building envelope, systems and equipment for heating, ventilating and air-conditioning, service water heating, lighting, and the provision of electrical power systems and motors. It applies to new buildings and additions.

    As of 2015, the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2011 (NECB) had been adopted by five provinces (representing 69% of the nation’s total floor space. The remaining jurisdictions either have adopted an equivalent standard are actively considering NECB 2011 for adoption.

    Policy type
    • Energy efficiency1
    Policy stringency
    Implementation state Implemented
    Date of decision 2011
    Start date of implementation 2011
    End date of implementation
    High impact No
    Impact indicator


    Source or references https://www.iea.org/beep/canada/codes/national-energy-code-of-canada-for-buildings-2011.html

    http://www.nrc-cnrc.gc.ca/eng/publications/codes_centre/2011_national_energy_code_buildings.html http://oee.nrcan.gc.ca/publications/statistics/parliament/2013-2015/pdf/parliament13-15.pdf

    Supports policies
    Is supported by policies
    Comments (background and assessment) Supersedes the National Energy Code for Buildings 1997 and is superseded by The National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2015.
    Status Final

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