Building Better Buildings Seminar: Energy Step Code

Building Better Buildings Seminar: Energy Step Code

In-class Presentation | taught by Province of BC, City of New Westminster, E3 Eco Group, RDH Building Science, and more
$314.95
Non-member Price
$157.45
Member Price
$472.20
6 New Courses Bundle for Members

Course description

The Energy Step Code WILL Effect You

Under The Climate Leadership Plan, the Province is implementing policies to meet the 2032 target for all new buildings to be net-zero energy, one of which is the development of the Energy Step Code. Effective December 15, 2017 (as per Section 5 of the Building Act), the Step Code provides municipalities with a consistent provincial standard for energy efficiency, replacing the wide range of existing policies developed by local governments.

What You Will Learn During this Seminar

This seminar brings together a panel of industry leaders from the Province and high-performance building experts who will take a deeper look at the Energy Step Code -- its process and five levels, current research projects underway, including analyzing the potential costs of building to these new levels, anticipated municipal response, and the key technical and performance-based requirements to build homes to higher energy standards.

Learning Objectives:

  • Understand the purpose, levels and enactment of the Energy Step Code
  • Progress through each of the five Steps to develop a deeper understanding of the changing construction details, envelope performance and energy-testing requirements to achieve each level. Includes a review of current energy-equivalent programs
  • Local government readiness and anticipated transition process from current bylaw system to Step Code
  • Learn the results of research projects analyzing current industry capacity and benefit-cost of Step Code
  • Learn from builders who are already building homes to higher energy-performance standards – sharing advice on your energy advisory team, and the anticipated challenges and successes with changing how your company builds homes (crews, trades, suppliers, inspectors/municipalities).

Speakers include:

  • Andrew Pape-Salmon, Building and Safety Standards Branch, Province of BC
  • Zachary May, Building and Safety Standards Branch, Province of BC
  • Norm Connolly, City of New Westminster
  • Einar Halbig, E3 Eco Group
  • Monte Paulsen, RDH Building Science
  • Panel Discussion: High-Performance Homes from a Builders’ Perspective, moderated by BC Hydro


Approved for 5.5 CPD Credits in Relevant Enactments & 0.5 CPD Credits in Construction Technology (Group A)

Note: If you have already taken this course in person, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

You will have 90 days from enrolment date to complete this course.

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Instructor

Province of BC, City of New Westminster, E3 Eco Group, RDH Building Science,  and more
Province of BC, City of New Westminster, E3 Eco Group, RDH Building Science, and more

Andrew-Pape Salmon
Executive Director,
Building and Safety Standards Branch
Province of BC

Zachary May
Assistant Director, Policy and Codes Development,
Building and Safety Standards Branch,
Province of BC

Norm Connolly
Community Energy Manager,
City of New Westminster

Einar Halbig
CEO,
E3 Eco Group Inc.
Monte Paulsen,
Associate, Passive House Specialist,
RDH Building Science Inc.





Builder Panel:
Gurdeep Kainth, Symphony Homes
David Adair, Blackfish Homes
Justin Garcha, Garcha Properties
Moderated by Gary Hamer, BC Hydro