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Thurston Engineering Services is active and involved: in the work we do, in the associations we enlist to, in the community we live, and in the way we live. As such, we have much to share.

National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) 2017 Compliance Consultants in Saskatchewan

UPDATE: National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) is in effect in Saskatchewan on January 1, 2019, with compliance to NECB 2017 rather than NECB 2015.

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National Energy Code for Buildings in Saskatchewan

Joining its neighbours Manitoba and Alberta, Saskatchewan has adopted the National Energy Code for Buildings 2015 (NECB 2015), coming into effect on January 1, 2019.

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Daylight Modelling

Spend ten minutes in a seminar discussing the real costs of running businesses and designing buildings to suit those businesses, and the profound effect of daylight exposure to productivity will be addressed. The electricity savings associated with less of a hospital), or learning (in the case of a school) in a sunny, well-lit space over […]

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Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings, Coordinating Registered Professional (MECB-CRP)

As a natural extension of our energy modelling for the Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings (MECB) Performance Path option, Thurston Engineering Services can now serve as the Coordinating Registered Professional (CRP), required to issue a stamped MECB Certification. As energy modellers, we believe we are in the best position of all consultants to provide this: […]

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What did we learn in 2014?

Thurston Engineering Services continued to learn in 2014, attending two of the largest conferences in our areas of expertise: 2014 National Conference on Building and Facility Operations (covering topics relevant to commissioning and energy management). In addition to validation that our services are in line with practices across the country, we came home with information […]

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Manitoba Energy Code for Buildings, Performance Path

The province of Manitoba is leading the way: starting December 1, 2014, all large commercial buildings are mandated to be built to the National Energy Code for Buildings 2011 (NECB 2011), with a few made-in-Manitoba adjustments. There are three options to show compliance: 1) Prescriptive, which requires that all envelope, HVAC, service water, electrical system […]

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Need Saskatchewan content or additional manpower on your commissioning team?

Thurston Engineering Services has recently helped CFMS Alberta complete commissioning of the large Saskatoon Police Station. While Thurston Engineering Services was not involved in the earlier stages of the project, CFMS Alberta recognized that, once the construction got rolling, local on-demand commissioning agents were needed to deal with immediate on-site tasks, to engage the local […]

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Measure performance and improve your existing building

While there is a lot of incentive to build new buildings as efficiently as possible, what about the mass of existing buildings that make up a majority of our built environment?  What is being done to improve the energy and water efficiency of these buildings? The leader in this sector is BOMA (Building Owners and […]

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