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Novoclimat Big Multiple-Unit Buildings

Novoclimat Big Multiple-Unit Buildings

The former Novoclimat program still applies to buildings of over 600 m² with up to 10 storeys in which electricity, natural gas or residual forest biomass is the main source of energy. The buildings must be newly built or undergoing major renovation. 

The types of buildings eligible are private, i.e. condominiums or dwelling units, or social housing. Conversion or recycling projects may be eligible provided that they satisfy all of the Novoclimat 2.0 requirements.

A Novoclimat dwelling unit or condominium offers numerous advantages:

  • more energy efficient dwelling units, which will reduce your energy costs;
  • superior comfort since more airtight walls mean fewer unpleasant drafts;
  • better air quality because of the mechanical ventilation heat recovery system that draws fresh air into the main rooms;
  • better temperature control through the use of electronic thermostats but, above all, by means of superior insulation and the installation of energy-efficient windows that help to keep warm inside in winter and cool air inside in the summer.

Financial assistance

It should be noted that the purchase of a condominium in a Novoclimat certified building does not entitle the owner to financial assistance, which is paid instead to the project’s promoter.

If you wish to take advantage of the 10% rebate offered by the CMHC on your insurance premium with the purchase of an energy-efficient home, ask the project’s promoter for a copy of the Novoclimat certificate.

Do not hesitate to contact us to obtain additional information.

Lists of Novoclimat buildings

The promoter is responsible for all work carried out in respect of the Big Multiple-Unit Building section of the Novoclimat program. It is not necessary for the contractor to be certified under the Novoclimat program. However, the promoter must have recourse to a Novoclimat or Novoclimat 2.0 certified ventilation specialist for the installation of the ventilation system.

The role of Transition énergétique Québec is to verify at different stages of construction compliance with the requirements of the Big Multiple-Unit Building section of the Novoclimat program. The verification usually enables TEQ to certify the building under the program. However, Transition énergétique Québec may not substitute itself for the promoter or the builder and guarantee that a building will obtain Novoclimat certification when the state of the building is indicated as “under construction” in the lists.

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