NECB 2020: Adoption and Notable Changes for Nova Scotia

Nova Scotia’s adoption of the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB). This session will focus on highlighting the implications on the design and construction of new builds and major renovation in Nova Scotia for years to come.

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Joe Rogers

Building Code Coordinator
Office of the Fire marshal
Government of Nova Scotia

Joe Rogers is the Building Code Coordinator in the Office of the Fire Marshal. He is a licensed plumber, has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Queen’s University and is registered in Nova Scotia as a Professional Engineer.

Originally from Ontario, his background includes working as a Building Official, running a contracting firm, Rogers & Associates Mechanical Contractors, working as a Senior Project Manager with Black & McDonald as well as working as a Code Advisor for almost 9 years at the Ontario Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing.

He sits as a representative for Nova Scotia on the Provincial Territorial Policy Advisory Committee on Codes, Chair of the Canadian Regulatory Committee on Plumbing and the Canadian Advisory Council on Plumbing and the Federal Provincial Territorial Energy Code Implementation Group.

Anne Lombardi

Vice President, Energy Efficiency
EcoSmart Building Energy Solutions (ESBES)

Anne Lombardi is a professional engineer with expertise in high-performance building design, energy modeling, and energy performance regulations. She has an uncommonly high familiarity with the NECB, and finds genuine joy in discussing energy codes (but really, it’s true). In her work with ESBES, she conducts design energy modeling and assessments for new and existing commercial building projects, collaborating with designers, owners, builders, and industry partners locally and across Canada in pursuit of a low-carbon building future.

Anne’s previous experience includes managing Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Commercial New Construction program, teaching in NSCC’s energy sustainability engineering technology program, and conducting impact assessments of proposed tidal energy development sites. She has been monitoring her carbon footprint since the age of ten, and is passionate about helping society understand and redefine the complex systems that shape our relationship with the earth – with the ultimate goal of reducing anthropogenic impacts on the natural world. Anne’s favorite modeling advice: “All models are wrong, some are useful” – George Box