The current requirements of the Novoclimat program for single-family houses do not demand the installation of an exterior exhaust for the central-vacuum cleaner.
While it is not required, it is recommended to consider installing this type of outlet to eject dust and pollutants outdoors.
Should you choose not to install one, be sure that your unit is equipped with a HEPA-type high-performance filtration system in order to preserve air quality and minimize the impact on the health of the occupants.
Although a list of eligible wood-fired stoves and fireplaces was previously produced and supported by the Novoclimat program, this tool is no longer available.
However, to be eligible to participate in the Novoclimat program, be sure to select a solid fuel-fired appliance that meets the following requirements:
To find out more about this subject, please consult section 1.7.1 of the Technical Requirements for Single-Family Houses, Two-Generation Houses, and Single-Family Houses with a Dwelling Unit.
We would like to point out that range hood requirements under the Novoclimat program mainly concern the minimum required air flow rate.However, maximum air flow rates are required under the following circumstances:
In the presence of solid fuel-fired appliances (wood-, wood granule- or biomass-burning appliances), the air flow rate of a range hood must be less than or equal to:
If you choose a range hood with an air flow rate that is greater than the maximum allowable capacity, the installation of a compensation mechanism will be mandatory.
To find out more about this subject, please consult sections 1.7.3 and 2.11.1 of the Technical Requirements for Single-Family Houses, Two-Generation Houses, and Single-Family Houses with a Dwelling Unit.
The Department sends the financial assistance request form to eligible homeowners directly through the mail.
If your Novoclimat-certified builder or your Novoclimat-certified pre-fabricated house manufacturer presented you with your Novoclimat Certificate or your Novoclimat Performance Certificate a few weeks ago and you are still waiting to receive your financial assistance request form, please call us at 1-866-266-0008.
The Novoclimat certificate is issued when all the requirements and procedures of the program have been completed and respected by the Novoclimat-certified builder.
The builder receives the documents approximately 4 weeks after the project has been certified. The builder is then required to present them to the homeowner.
Do not hesitate to call your builder to discuss this matter.
It is advisable to adjust the settings of the ventilation system to reflect the season.
In the fall, winter and spring:
In the summer:
In the summer, with an air conditioner:
At all times:
You would like to purchase a Novoclimat-certified house or have one built?
Here are the steps and procedures required under this program that must be respected by the homeowner and the contractor:
You are a developer and your project is eligible under the Novoclimat program for apartment buildings and condominiums? You have selected professional partners (architects and engineers) who have agreed to integrate the Technical requirements for apartment buildings and condominiums to the plans and specifications?
Consult Construction and renovation – Apartment buildings and condominiums to find out about all the documents that are needed to register a project.
We accept preliminary plans and specifications that are stamped (and completed at 70%) only if they integrate all the prescribed technical requirements of the Novoclimat program.
The architect must clearly indicate the pages and the details pertaining to the requirements of the program when filling out the form.
For more information about how to prepare your project for registration, please feel free to call us at 1 877-727-6655.