- 11 Videos
- 4 Quizzes
- 1 Survey
- 1 Text
- 4.0 hrs
This seminar will provide builders, architects, designers and renovators with the tools required to successfully navigate the complexities of building to high-performance standards.
Renowned guest speaker Gord Cooke, President of Building Knowledge Inc. in Ontario, will lead the in-depth seminar and provide students with essential technical knowledge, best practice guidance, and savvy marketing insight to successfully build and sell high-performance homes in Metro Vancouver.
This course will focus on the technical components, building processes, and best practices to save real time and money, creating a comprehensive roadmap for builders to build the best performing home product.
Metro Vancouver is a global leader in building science adaptation. With intense competition and the expectation that the BC Building Code minimum standards will be Step 5 (NetZero-Ready) for all homes by 2032, builders who differentiate themselves now by investing in building and marketing better performing homes, will be able to stay ahead of the competition, rather than fall behind.
Chapter 1: CODE UPDATES, BUILDER BENEFITS
Providing a BC Building Code update and Step Code overview, and noting potential issues when building to code based on performance vs prescriptive.
Chapter 2: PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS: PROCESS FOR BEST RESULTS -TEAM AND DESIGN
To successfully achieve higher levels of performance, builders need to understand the importance of key members of your design team. From energy evaluation, mechanical sizing and design, and lower door testing, Gord will discuss the team, their roles and value to the project, and how a whole-home approach to design will help builders achieve their high-performance targets.
Chapter 3: PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS: BEST RESULTS
Builders are given performance pathways to build high-performance homes, but there is often uncertainty in understanding which option(s) will achieve the best results. Gord will guide builders through performance-based linear pathways that will help builders decide what options will yield their desired performance results.
Approved for 4.0 CPD Credits in Relevant Enactments & Construction Technology (Group A)
Note: If you have already taken this course in person, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.
There are few professionals in Canada that can match Gord Cooke’s broad knowledge of the inner workings of a house. Highly regarded in the homebuilding industry, Gord is a professional engineer, trainer, author, and industry consultant. For over 25 years, Gord has helped builders and HVAC contractors implement innovative technologies and build better homes. He is an effective and passionate educator and advocate for better building practices, improved indoor air quality, and energy efficiency.