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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.

Need Help with Energy Efficiency for New Buildings?

Validation Questions

Visit our list of validation questions.

It should help you through the application process. You still have questions? Contact us.

Technical Assistance for New Buildings

Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE) offers you the opportunity to have a consultant specifically assigned to provide design assistance for validation of new building designs. To receive this free support, register your project using the Project Registration Form, and after receiving your “eco-Number” submit the Technical Assistance Form. OEE will arrange for one of its consultants to provide technical support valued up to $1000.

A. Request for Validation Form
PDF (1.16 Mb) *

B. Technical Assistance Form
PDF (819 kb) *

* Please contact us if you require an alternative format.

Experienced Consultants

The OEE also maintains a list of experienced consultants who have extensive knowledge of the Model National Energy Code for Buildings (MNECB) and experience in submitting projects using our simulation tools and modelling software.