Join us at Park Place Lodge in Fernie to learn about 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.
This workshop features presentations by Richard Kadulski and the East Kootenay Community Energy Manager, and a blower door demonstration by Ray Smith, Kootenay Energy Advisor.
It will explore:
- ENERGY STAR for New Homes, providing the background you need to get certified
- Support available from the BC utilities, including rebates
- Support available from municipalities in the region like Sparwood, including incentives
- Working with an Energy Advisor to get EnerGuide and ENERGY STAR
- The coming Energy Step Code, and how to prepare
This event is eligible for 3.5 Continuing Professional Development Group A credits through the Homeowner Protection Office, and is eligible for credits through the Building Officials' Association of BC.
The early bird rate is $90 for registrations up to November 9. Registrations after this date pay $100. Flat fees - no GST or PST.
Plus 10% off for CHBA & CEA members!
Lunch & refreshments are included.
7.45am – Registration, coffee, and networking
8am – Community Energy Association & CHBA Rocky Mountain: Welcome & introductions
8:15 – How to build to ENERGY STAR. Richard Kadulski
9:15 – BREAK
9:25 – How to build to ENERGY STAR. Richard Kadulski
10:25 – BREAK - transition to on-site presentation
10:40 – Ray Smith, Energy Advisor on working with builders to get EnerGuide & ENERGY STAR
- Demonstration blower door test
- Key components of an energy efficient home
- Technical questions and discussions
11:20 – BC Hydro: Utility support through the New Home Program including rebates
11:40 – Energy Step code overview, and local incentive programs, including the District of Sparwood's
11:55 – Closing remarks
12:00 – CLOSE
About our main speaker
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 HPO 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.
For more information, contact Megan Lohmann the East Kootenay Community Energy Manager, at email@example.com or 250-531-0690.
Thank you to our partners and supporters
This event has been made possible thanks to CHBA BC, FortisBC, BC Hydro, BC Housing, the Province of BC, and the East Kootenay Community Energy Manager.