On-chip networks (NoCs) for future Systems-on-chips (SoCs) will be required to consume as little energy as possible while satisfying other performance constraints. Meanwhile, NoCs has to deal with the increasing sensitivity of communication links to noise sources such as crosstalk or power supply noise. We focus on the communication reliability for NoCs from an energy-efficient viewpoint. Firstly, a new framework to implement error-control schemes is proposed. No encoders are needed for the communication switches of NoCs in this framework. Secondly, we model on-chip interconnect as noisy channels and evaluate the energy-efficiency of parallel error-detection codes through the experiments on two kinds of codes: PARITY code and Hamming code. The supply voltages Vdd are analyzed to meet the predefined reliability requirements. The results show that up to 15.4% power reduction can be achieved by parallel codes and it can make an appropriate trade-off between power, delay and wires.