- 10 Videos
- 7 Quizzes
- 1 Survey
- 1 Text
- 4 Downloads
- 6.0 hrs
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.
- 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).
- 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
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.
Building and Safety Standards Branch
Province of BC
Assistant Director, Policy and Codes Development,
Building and Safety Standards Branch,
Province of BC
Community Energy Manager,
City of New Westminster
E3 Eco Group Inc.
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