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Proceedings of eSim 2018: 10th Conference of IBPSA-Canada


Energy efficiency measures for net zero energy ready building code

Elisabeth Girgis-McEwen, Rizwan Ullah

Abstract: In Canada, the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) is widely adopted by provinces for construction of new ‘Part 3’ buildings. The Pan-Canadian Framework on Clean Growth and Climate Change released in 2016 included an action for net-zero energy ready (nZER) building codes by 2030. Previously, the Standing Committee on Energy Efficiency in Buildings had considered energy efficiency measures the future building codes could incorporate to attain nZER. Energy simulations of these measures were performed using mainly Can-Quest software in six climate zones. The Large Office archetype modelled is ten storeys with a total floor area of 13,380 m2. The measures are grouped into tiers to align with the development of potential requirements for future 2020, 2025 and 2030 editions of the NECB. Excluding the impact of crosseffects, energy savings of different measures could provide 50% savings relative to the NECB 2015. The work highlights potential savings and current modelling limitations.
Keywords: Building energy modelling, Energy efficiency measures, Can-Quest, Energy simulation, National Energy Code for Buildings, net-zero energy ready (nZER) building
Pages: 269 - 275