Join us at St Eugene Mission on both Thursday November 17th and Friday November 18th to learn more about energy efficiency in new homes, including EnerGuide, ENERGY STAR® for New Homes, incentives, and tips about marketing and branding energy efficient homes from the Director of Environmental Programs for CHBA BC.
These events are 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 HPO credits (Group A).
*Note: The Evening Social on Thursday (light snacks), the Friday ENERGY STAR workshop and bonus afternoon session (lunch and refreshements) are all included in the ticket price. Special room rates for St. Eugene Mission are available until October 24th (see below for details).
Overview - Thursday Evening Meet & Greet Reception (Thursday Nov 17, 6:30pm - 9:00pm)
Included in your tickets is attendance to this evening event which includes cash bar and appetizers. Network with building professionals and regional experts.
Overview - ENERGY STAR workshop (Friday Nov 18, 7:30am - 4:00pm)
This workshop will be full of great insights and tips! Presenters include Richard Kadulski, the Director of Environmental Programs for CHBA BC, Kootenay Energy Advisor, local builders, and the East Kootenay Community Energy Manager. See bios below.
The workshop 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 regional local governments like Kimberley, Sparwood, and Invermere - including incentives
- Working with an Energy Advisor
- Marketing and branding energy efficient homes
- Experiences of builders
- The coming Energy Step Code, and how to prepare
This event is eligible for 6.5 Continuing Professional Development credits (Group A) through the 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 November 13. Registrations after this date pay $175. Flat fees - no GST or PST.
Plus 10% off for CHBA & CEA members!
Lunch and refreshments are included.
Staying at St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino:
Builder Workshop participants can get a special rate of $95 +taxes per night at St. Eugene Golf Resort Casino for November 17th and 18th. To get this rate, reservations must be made before OCTOBER 24th using the Group Reservation Code 235474. Call the reservations team toll free at 1-866-292-2020 or direct 250-420-2000
7.45am – Registration, coffee, and networking
8am – Community Energy Association & CHBA Rocky Mountain: Welcome & introductions
8:15 – Richard Kadulski: ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – Builder Certification
9:20 – BREAK
9:30 – Richard Kadulski: continued
10:30 – BREAK
10:45 – Michelle Paquin, FortisBC: Utility support through the New Home Program including rebates
11:05 – Ray Smith, Kootenay Energy Advisor: How Energy Advisors can help builders
11:35 – East Kootenay Community Energy Manager: Energy Step Code update & how to prepare
11:50 – Questions / discussion
12:00 – BREAK & LUNCH
12:45 - 3 local builders (20 mins each): Building experience
14:15 - BREAK
14:30 - Vanessa Joehl of CHBA BC: Marketing and Branding, Net Zero Home example
15:30 - East Kootenay Community Energy Manager: Local incentives for building energy effiicent homes, and next steps
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 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.
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.
For more information, contact Megan Lohmann of the Community Energy Association at email@example.com or 250-531-0690.
Thank you to our partners and supporters
This event has been made possible thanks to CHBA, CHBA Rocky Mountain Chapter, FortisBC, BC Hydro, the Province of BC, and the East Kootenay Community Energy Manager.