Our Buildings Conform to the Energy Codes That Went Into Effect November 1, 2016
One question that we hear a lot is “how efficient are post-frame buildings?”. That’s a great question!
As a rule, we have always built our post-frame buildings to meet required codes for building energy and insulation efficiency. This now includes the new codes that went into effect November 1, 2016.
The new code – called NECB 2011 – works to improve energy efficiency in all buildings. It’s approximately 25% more efficient than previous versions of the code.
What Types of Buildings Does the New Code Apply To?
All new buildings under 300m2 (approximately 3,200 ft2), as well as any building in Group A, B, and F1.
Yep, you guessed it: that means your new post-frame building.
What Does This Mean For You?
The more energy efficient a building is, the less it costs to keep warm in the winter and cool in the summer. To ensure compliance with the new National Energy Code, we design our buildings from the ground up with efficiency in mind.
How Our Buildings Pass Muster
- Our envelope design factors in superior materials, including insulation and the building materials themselves
- We use better windows and more energy efficient overhead doors/man doors to minimize heat transfer
- High-grade weather stripping/water-stop membranes/air barriers to ensure minimal draft/air transfer
In addition to the materials and construction techniques used to build your new energy-efficiency building, we also leverage computer heat/energy modeling to validate our designs.