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Fredericton, NB: Navigating NECB Compliance Tiers for Tradespeople: Insulation and Airtightness for Optimal Energy Performance – Oct 30 2024

Date & Location

October 30th, 2024 – 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM,  4 hours

*Dates are subject to change

Wu Conference Centre at UNB (Aitken Room), 5 Duffie Drive, Fredericton, NB

Cinnamon buns, coffee, tea and fruit will be provided.

Course description

This course provides an understanding of the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020 (NECB) for New Brunswick and equips participants with the knowledge and skills necessary to enhance building energy performance. It is designed for professionals in the building and construction industry who seek to deepen their expertise in energy-efficient building construction. The course covers building science principles related to heat and air transfer through the building envelope, key energy efficiency design principles, and the impact of thermal bridging and how to minimize it through better design and construction techniques. Additionally, participants will explore advanced insulation and airtightness methods, as well as strategies for optimizing window placement and efficiency. By the end of the course, participants will be well-prepared to construct energy-efficient buildings that meet or exceed NECB 2020 requirements, contributing to sustainable and high-performance building practices.

Learning Objectives

  • Overview of the objective of the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020 (NECB) and building energy performance compliance tiers
  • Building science and energy use, including the transfer of heat and air through materials, components, and assemblies of the building envelope
  • Overview of energy efficiency building design principles
  • Thermal bridging principles, NECB requirements, and elimination of thermal bridges through better design and construction
  • In-depth look at insulation and airtightness design and construction techniques
  • Window placement and construction, window components and efficiency.

Recommended for

Tradespeople, site supervisors and general contractors who will be involved in the construction of high performance buildings.

Prerequisites / required background knowledge

There are no prerequisites for this course, however it will be assumed that the participants can read blueprints and have a basic understanding of construction terminology. This course does include some use of mathematical formulas.

Course Instructors

The instructors for this course will be Matthew Jarsky


Course Fee

$650*

*If you are a New Brunswick resident the cost of this course will be covered by NB Power. Please send an email to [email protected] for a coupon code to apply at checkout.

Cancellation and Refund Policy

Important: please read our refund policy, available in our Course and Exam FAQs page.


Professional development

Total number of learning hours: 4 (based on attendance of live course)
ALBNL: 4 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)
AANB: 4 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)
NSAA: 4 Core Learning Hours (based on attendance of live course)