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ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder Workshop - Campbell River
Tue, 25 April 2017, 7:45 AM – 4:00 PM PDT
Join the Community Energy Association and CHBA Vancouver Island at the Coast Discovery Inn, Campbell River, on April 25, to learn about using EnerGuide for new homes and building to ENERGY STAR® for New Homes.
This workshop is primarily aimed at builders and building officials.
All builders will leave the workshop ready to get certified to build ENERGY STAR homes and prepared to offer clients options in building comfortable, durable, and healthier new homes. Attendees will also earn 6.5 CPD credits (Group A) from BC Housing / HPO.
This workshop features presentations by Richard Kadulski and Vanessa Joehl of CHBA BC, FortisBC, Cristi Sacht of Elemental Energy Advisors, builders of energy efficient new homes, & others.
It will explore:
- ENERGY STAR for New Homes, providing the background you need to get certified
- Support available from the BC utilities, including rebates
- Working with an Energy Advisor to get EnerGuide and ENERGY STAR, including how an air tightness test works
- The coming Energy Step Code, and how to prepare
- Energy efficiency products
- Experiences of builders in building energy efficient homes
This event is eligible for 6.5 Continuing Professional Development Group A credits from BC Housing / HPO, and is eligible for credits through the Building Officials' Association of BC.
The early bird rate is $158 for registrations up to April 18. Registrations after this date pay $175. Flat fees - no GST or PST.
Plus 10% off for CHBA & CEA members!
Refreshments, lunch, and free parking are included.
7:45am – Registration & coffee
8:00 - City of Campbell River, Community Energy Association, & CHBA Vancouver Island: Welcome & introductions
8:05 – Community Energy Association: Energy Step Code update & how to prepare
8:30 – Cristi Sacht, Elemental Energy Advisors: How Energy Advisors can help builders, key components of energy efficient homes, & air tightness test description
9:00 – Richard Kadulski: ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – Builder Certification
10:00 – BREAK
10:15 - Richard Kadulski - continued
11:45 – FortisBC: Utility support through the New Home Program including rebates
12:00 – LUNCH
12:45 – Panel: experiences with energy efficient new homes
13:45 – BREAK, & SURVEYS
14:00 – Vanessa Joehl, CHBA BC: Marketing & branding energy efficient new homes
14:45 – David Hill of TECA / Eneready Products: Ventilation. Simple overview of 9.32.3 requirements, the whys, common mis-interpretations, proposed refinements for next code cycle, and ensuring improved design and installation.
16:00 – CLOSE
About our main speakers
Richard Kadulski of CHBA BC is an architect who has specialized in healthy, energy-efficient, climate-sensitive residential design for more than 40 years. He is active with industry organizations, including CHBA BC, the Architectural Institute of BC, and BC Housing and offers seminars for the Energy Star and R-2000 programs in BC. Since 1985 he has been Editor of SOLPLAN REVIEW, Canada's journal of energy conservation, building science and building practice. He is also the author of a number of books and sits on the National Research Council of Canada Standing Committee on Housing and Small Buildings.
Vanessa Joehl is the Director, Environmental Programs at Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC. Her current role, which she has been in for over 7 years, includes managing the promotion and delivery of the EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR and R-2000 programs within BC. She works closely with Natural Resources Canada and a group of Certified Energy Advisors trained and licensed through the Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC. Together, they train builders on constructing and certifying a residence that is energy efficient and sensitive to the environment.
David Hill is president of Eneready Products Ltd, a ventilation equipment manufacturer. He has worked in the residential ventilation industry for 37 years, is a life member of the Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association, co-founded TECA (the Thermal Environmental Comfort Association) and currently chairs its Ventilation Committee. Over the last 25 years he has spoken at countless US and Canadian conferences on ventilation, air moving and chimney safety.
Please click on the green box above labelled "TICKETS" to buy your ticket. Or, for more information and assistance, contact Susan Chalmers of the Community Energy Association at email@example.com or 604-628-7076 ext. 707.
Thank you to our partners and supporters
This event is a collaboration between the Community Energy Association and CHBA Vancouver Island. It has been made possible thanks to FortisBC, BC Hydro, BC Housing, the Province of BC, the City of Campbell River, and CHBA BC.