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Building to Energy Step Code: Above Grade Walls & Glazing Assemblies

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Ramada Hotel

2170 Harvey Avenue

Kelowna, BC V1Y 6G8

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The Community Energy Association and City of Kelowna are hosting this workshop for builders & trades, designers, and building officials to learn how to build to the BC Energy Step Code – a new provincial framework aimed at creating healthier, more efficient, and more comfortable buildings.

Vancouver-based building science expert, Hamid Heidarali of Hamid Design Build, will lead this hands on workshop to provide attendees with a holistic perspective of the overall satisfactory performance of above grade wood-framed walls and glazing assemblies. Supported by mobile wall and glazing assemblies, the workshop will showcase various methods of improving thermal performance, air tightness and moisture management, among other topics. The workshop will cover a wide-range of solutions, from those that meet the minimum BC Building Code requirements to those that offer superior performance well beyond the Building Code.

Additional presentations from representatives of the City of Kelowna, FortisBC and Total Home Solutions are also featured.

A light breakfast, lunch and coffee breaks are included.

*Workshop participants will earn 7 CPD credits (Group A) from BC Housing*


Agenda

7:45 – Registration & light breakfast

8:00 – Ashley Lubyk, City of Kelowna: Energy Step Code regional approach to implementation

8:20 – FortisBC: New Home Incentive Program

8:30 - Hamid Heidarali, Hamid Design Build: Hands on workshop with a holistic perspective - Above grade walls and glazing assemblies

10:00 – BREAK

10:15 – Hamid Heidarali, Hamid Design Build: Hands on workshop continued

12:00 – LUNCH

12:30 – Hamid Heidarali, Hamid Design Build: Hands on workshop continued

14:45 – BREAK

15:00 – Gilles Lesage, Total Home Solutions: Working with an Energy Advisor

16:00 – WORKSHOP ENDS


About our Main Speakers

Hamid Heidarali is the Principal at Hamid Design Build, a building science consulting firm offering services with a focus on improving energy efficiency, moisture management, durability, and thermal comfort. He has consulted on a wide range of construction projects in Canada over the past 14 years. Hamid also teaches building envelope courses in the Building Science Graduate Program at BCIT and presents to construction professionals on a regular basis. For more information on Hamid and his work, please visit the Hamid Design Build website. Also, you can click here to see details of Hamid's interactive workshops, here for a short video clip on 3 of Hamid's workshops in the East Kootenays with the Community Energy Association, or here to see Hamid's 10 must-know wood-frame wall mock-ups.

Gilles Lesage has been a Home Inspector since 2004. He was an RHI and active CAHPI member practicing in Manitoba, when in 2005 he decided to become a certified Energy Advisor, working on existing and new homes, and Multi Unit Residential Buildings. In 2011, Gilles moved to Kelowna where he owns and operates Total Home Solutions which is an NRCan licensed Service Organization that manages roughly 8 independent Energy Advisors throughout BC. He is currently an Accredited Home Inspector and certified Energy Advisor with Level Thermal Imaging and HRAI ventilation installation certifications. Gilles has also instructed and trained new prospective home inspectors and Energy Advisors.


Further information

For further information and assistance, contact Susan Chalmers of Community Energy Association at 604-628-7076 ext. 707 or schalmers@communityenergy.bc.ca.


Thank you to our partners and supporters

This event is a collaboration between the Community Energy Association and the City of Kelowna. It has been made possible thanks to funding from FortisBC, and support from the City of Kelowna, CHBA Central Okanagan, and CHBA BC.

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