ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder Workshop - Kamloops
$158 – $175
ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder Workshop - Kamloops

ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder Workshop - Kamloops

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West Highlands Community Centre

1885 Links Way

Kamloops, BC


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Join us at the West Highlands Community Centre to learn more about energy efficiency in new homes, including section 9.36 of the BC Building Code, EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, and utility support.

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. Workshop participants will also earn 6.5 HPO / BC Housing CPD credits (Group A).


This workshop features presentations by Murray Frank, Richard Kadulski, FortisBC, Total Home Solutions, EnviroMez Home Energy Modelling, Riverside Energy Systems, and the Community Energy Association. It will explore:

  • Section 9.36 of the BC Building Code and the different options builders have for compliance
  • EnerGuide
  • ENERGY STAR for New Homes, providing the background you need to get certified
  • Building science issues around energy efficiency
  • Support available from the BC utilities, including rebates
  • Working with an Energy Advisor
  • The coming Energy Step Code, and how to prepare

This event is eligible for 6.5 Continuing Professional Development Group A credits through BC Housing / Homeowner Protection Office, and is eligible for credits through the Building Officials' Association of BC.

The early bird rate is $158 for registrations up to February 21. Registrations after this date pay $175. Flat fees - no GST or PST.

Plus 10% off for CHBA & CEA members!

Lunch, refreshments, and free parking are included.


7.45am – Registration, coffee, and networking

8am – Community Energy Association, City of Kamloops, and CHBA Central Interior: Welcome & introductions

8:10 – Community Energy Association: Energy Step Code update & how to prepare

8:35 – Murray Frank: Introduction and discussion about 9.36 energy provisions. A focus on compliance options including prescriptive vs. performance paths. Additional discussion on working with Energy Advisors for the performance path and the potential advantages in design and construction.

10:00 – BREAK

10:10 – Murray Frank: Expanded discussion about 9.36.

11:45 – Nick Watson, EnviroMez Home Energy Modelling: How Energy Advisors can help builders.

12:15 – LUNCH. With 20 minute presentation on West Highlands Community Centre solar PV case study, by Ben Giudici, Riverside Energy Systems

13:00 Richard Kadulski: ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – Builder Certification

15:00 BREAK

15:15 Nick Watson, EnviroMez Home Energy Modelling: experiences of builders getting to ENERGY STAR

15:35 FortisBC: Utility support through the New Home Program including rebates

15:50 Discussion - additional support needed for building energy efficient new homes?

16:00 – CLOSE

About our main speakers

Murray Frank of Constructive Home Solutions Inc. is recognized as a premier building science specialist in British Columbia and has been instrumental in the development of the understanding of energy performance, moisture problems, and sustainability relating to single family and multi-unit residential buildings as well as building envelope concerns relating to commercial, industrial and institutional projects. Murray is an acclaimed educator in his field and has been instrumental in the development and presentation of leading curriculum to the construction industry.

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.

Further information & assistance

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 or 604-628-7076 ext. 707.

Thank you to our partners and supporters

This event has been made possible thanks to FortisBC, BC Hydro, BC Housing, the Province of BC, the City of Kamloops, CHBA BC, and CHBA Central Interior.

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