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Energy efficiency requirements for new buildings will help reduce carbon emissions and save homeowners money

For immediate release: December 4, 2018 - 9:23am
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Effective January 1, 2019, the City of Saskatoon will be implementing the 2017 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings and Section 9.36 of the 2015 National Building Code of Canada.  The new energy requirements will apply to building and development permit applications received on or after January 1, 2019.

Energy efficiency in the building sector is essential to address climate change, as buildings are a significant source of energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions.  As an added bonus, energy-efficient buildings reduce heating and cooling costs, saving money.  The City’s Building Standards Division played a key leadership role in a province-wide initiative to develop a consistent framework for implementation of energy requirements in Saskatchewan.  The framework documents are the work of a larger stakeholder group that included the Province of Saskatchewan, other municipalities, and industries.  The new framework creates a consistent means of implementation of energy requirements across Saskatchewan and includes sample templates for any municipality in the province to use.

For more information on the new energy efficiency requirements, including forms and more detail on the 2017 National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings or the 2015 National Building Code of Canada, please visit saskatoon.ca/buildingenergyrequirements or contact the Building Standards Division at 306-975-2645.

For more information on the potential impacts of climate change and Saskatoon’s climate action strategies, please visit saskatoon.ca/climatechange or contact the Environmental and Corporate Initiatives Division at 306-975-2487.