Course Description

In this course, attendees will be looking at why air barriers fail.  Airtightness is key component for high-performance but without a single prescriptive approach, builders may overlook important strategies that may lead to failures.  A long-standing advocate of high-performance building and HAVAN’s Technical Committee Chair,  Shaun St. Amour of 475 High-Performance Products will dive into design, components, sequencing and execution principles and strategies to help builders ensure they make enclosure airtightness a core competency of their project delivery.

Approved for 2.0 CPDs in Construction Technology
Note: If you have already taken this course, repeating it online will not qualify for additional CPD points.

Thank you to our Sponsors:
Presenting Sponsor: FortisBC
Patron Sponsor: BC Housing

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Chapter 1

    • Before You Get Started

    • Agreement to HAVAN Academic Integrity Policy

    • Part 1

  • 2

    Chapter 2

    • Part 2

  • 3

    Chapter 3

    • Part 3

  • 4

    Chapter 4

    • Part 4

  • 5

    Chapter 5

    • Part 5

    • Declaration of Completed Work Assignment

    • Feedback

Shaun St-Amour, 475 High Performance Building Supply

Shaun is very passionate about sustainable prefab passive houses. He is now a product consultant with 475 High Performance Building Supply for British Columbia and Alberta. He graduated from The University of British Columbia with a degree in Wood Products Processing. He is a certified Passive House Tradesperson. He also obtained a Building Construction Technology Associate Certificate at BCIT while working at Viceroy Homes and BOSA Construction. He was a general contractor under Footprint Sustainable Housing Corp before joining 475. He is involved with the passive house tradesperson course at BCIT as an instructor as well as developing their high performance building lab.