Resource conservation program

Effective January 1, 2017, the submission requirements for all permit applications made for new Part 9 non-residential and Part 3 buildings and additions are changing. This will provide staff with a greater opportunity to review and comment on the aspects of a building that affect energy consumption, helping to ensure that the minimum efficiency requirements of the Ontario Building Code are met through active enforcement.

Energy efficiency requirements

Part 12 and Ministry of Municipal Affairs (MMA) Supplementary Standard SB-10 of the 2012 Building Code outline the energy and water efficiency requirements for both Part 3 buildings and for Part 9 non-residential buildings.

New requirements in SB-10 come into effect on January 1, 2017 that will result in a 13% improvement over current energy efficiency measures. Additionally, the MMA has revised the options applicants can use to demonstrate compliance with the requirements of SB-10. While the revised compliance options are included in the January 1, 2017 version of SB-10, a grace period will be granted for permit applications submitted prior to January 1, 2018. This will allow applicants to follow the compliance options provided for in Divisions 3 and 5 of the September 14, 2012 version of SB-10.

The Energy Efficiency Design Summary (EEDS) forms outline the compliance options available to designers and list the documentation required to be submitted for each of the particular options. The following is a list of documentation that must be submitted regardless of selected compliance option:

  • Energy Efficiency Design Summary form (either Part 3 or Part 9 non-residential)
  • All documentation listed in the EEDS form specific to the selected compliance option
  • MMA Project Information Form
  • Air barrier section and detail drawings indicating continuity of the air barrier
  • Heat loss / heat gain calculations
  • Ventilation rate calculations, and
  • Lighting power density calculations

Depending on the selected compliance path, the following information may also be required:

  • Energy simulation output report
  • CO2e emission calculations
  • Peak electric demand calculations

Applications submitted between January 1 and December 31, 2017

If submitting an application between January 1 and December 31, 2017, use this flow diagram  to determine which compliance path(s) are suitable for use with your project. Note that applicants may also select from the compliance options listed under “Applications submitted after December 31, 2017”.

Once you have identified the compliance path, complete one of the following EEDS forms:

64 KBEEDS Form for Part 3 Buildings – January 1 to December 31, 201767 KBEEDS Form for Part 9 Non-Residential Buildings – January 1 to December 31 , 2017

The EEDS forms detail the additional documentation requirements for each compliance path. Check the specific compliance path option to determine which of the following forms must be completed:

3 MBMMA Forms for Part 3 Buildings 948 KBMMA Forms for Part 9 Non-Residential Buildings 184 KBMNECB Mandatory Requirement Checklist 70 KBNECB 2011 Forms

Applications submitted after December 31, 2017

If submitting an application after December 31, 2017, use this flow diagram to determine which compliance option(s) are suitable for use with your project.

Once you have identified the compliance option, complete one of the following EEDS forms:

68 KBEEDS Form for Part 3 Buildings – after December 31, 2017 68 KB]EEDS Form for Part 9 Non-Residential Buildings – After December 31, 2017

The EEDS forms detail the additional documentation requirements for each compliance path. Note that the Ministry has not yet made available the additional forms referenced in the above documents. Please check back here later to obtain the forms once they have been issued for use by the MMA.

Exempt buildings

Building types exempt from complying with Part 12 are listed in Sentence 12.2.1.1.(4) of the Building Code and exceptions specific to the Supplementary Standard SB-10 are listed in Article 1.2.1.1. of Division 3 of SB-10. To assist designers, the following document provides a summary of these exemptions:

55 KBBuildings exempt from compliance with Part 12 and SB-10

Submission of documentation

All of the above referenced documentation shall be submitted electronically directly to patrick.andres@guelph.ca at the time of permit application. Please note that building permits cannot be issued until all energy efficiency forms and documentation have been received and reviewed.

For more information

Patrick Andres, MASc., P.Eng.
Technical Lead, Resource Conservation
City of Guelph
519-837-5615 extension 3478
patrick.andres@guelph.ca