January 3rd 2024

IESVE Officially Approved for Compliance with NECB 2020

IESVE Officially Approved for Compliance with NECB 2020

Only tool capable of automatically creating the NECB 2020 reference building and reports for all Canadian provinces and territories 

We’re delighted to announce that the IESVE has been officially approved by Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) for compliance with the National Energy Code of Canada for Buildings 2020 (NECB). IESVE is the only tool in Canada capable of automatically creating the NECB 2020 reference building and reports. The new NECB 2020 Workflow Navigator allows for the sizing, simulation, and tiered reporting of a building design compared against the reference building while integrating the requirements of the NECB.

NECB 2020

NECB 2020 (published in March 2022) sets out technical requirements for the energy efficient design and construction of new buildings. This is an important step toward Canada’s goal for new buildings, as presented in the Pan-Canadian Framework, of achieving ‘Net Zero Energy Ready (NZER)’ buildings by 2030. The latest NECB extends to all Canadian provinces and territories in 2024. The NECB 2020 supports this goal by reducing the overall thermal transmittance of roofs, fenestration and doors; reducing losses through thermal bridging in building assemblies; and, reducing the allowable percentage of skylight area.

Register for a Free Web Demo 

We are offering free 1-hour VE web demos in Canada soon. These demos will show how to generate the NECB 2020 Compliance Reference Model and Compliance Report automatically. You can sign up here to secure your place. 

Sign up for our Training Workshops 

Live in-person training workshops will also be held to teach users how to perform NECB 2020 Compliance Modeling for Part 3 Buildings in Canada. The instructor will use example modeling procedures and techniques, covering a number of NECB compliance requirements.  Look out for upcoming courses and book your place here

Learn More 

If you are not an IESVE user and would like to find out more about how you can use the IESVE for NECB 2020 compliance, please contact us. You can also start a 30-day free trial of the IESVE and begin compliance today.