Edmonton and Calgary Joint Meeting
NECB 2011 in Alberta – Impacts on Design and the Industry
about the presentation:
With the adoption of the NECB 2011 Energy Code in November there are big changes being made to the way we design and build new buildings. Not only does it change what we put into a building, it has a much larger impact on the design process. This presentation will focus on how this code is different than anything we’ve seen in Alberta previously and why it’s important that all fields in the industry learn the code.
This presentation will cover:
• Where did the code come from and how it’s being adopted in Alberta
• Electrical requirements for code compliance
• How the code changes the way we design and build
• Enforcement of the code
about the speaker:
Dave Hiemstra, Education and Support for Sustainable Building
Dave Hiemstra has dedicated his career to building and infrastructure sustainability and has found himself a niche in the quickly changing world of Lighting and Controls. After graduating university with a BFA in Art and Design at the University of Alberta, Dave began drawing on his passion for electronics and systems finding employment with Optics Lighting nearly 5 years ago. With Optics Lighting he has worked closely with electrical engineers’ specifications and electrical contractors on many large-scale projects in Alberta providing education, support and design assistance. In the last year with the advance of the NECB code, he has developed himself as an educator and resource for both the code and lighting controls. He is always excited to share his knowledge and to support sustainable building practises.