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NRCan's Validation of New Building Designs Service for new commercial and institutional buildings ended on March 31, 2011.

Since April 2007, this initiative validated 300 submissions with projected savings of over 1 million GigaJoules or 0.08 Mt of greenhouse gas emissions (equivalent to the emissions from taking 15,000 cars off the road).

Several of these building designs have subsequently received Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) New Construction building certifications.

Many utilities, governments and private sector organizations in Canada offer similar services. For more information, you can contact us.

Information on Energy Efficient Building Design, Measures and Technologies for New Buildings

Information and awareness activities for energy efficient new buildings include: identifying energy efficiency opportunities, practices, standards and tools.

Building owners and professionals will find information on the benefits of pursuing validation of new building designs by Natural Resources Canada's (NRCan's) Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE). The validation can be used to show compliance for utility or regional incentive programs, provincial, territorial and/or municipal requirements, and for the purpose of energy rating.

The OEE develops and promotes networks and links to other national and regional stakeholders providing assistance and funding.

Publications

Regional stakeholders

Experienced energy consultants