ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder Workshop - Victoria
$142 – $175
ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder Workshop - Victoria

ENERGY STAR for New Homes Builder Workshop - Victoria

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Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel

146 Kingston Street

Victoria, BC V8V 1V4


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Join us at the Coast Victoria Harbourside Hotel 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.


This workshop features presentations by Murray Frank, Richard Kadulski, FortisBC, BC Hydro, City Green, Performance Energy Advisors, and the Province of BC. 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
  • Local government policies
  • 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 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 27. Registrations after this date pay $175. Flat fees - no GST or PST.

Plus 10% off for CHBA & CEA members!

Lunch, refreshments, and free parking is included.



7.45am – Registration, coffee, and networking

8am – Community Energy Association & CHBA Vancouver Island: Welcome & introductions

8:05 – Province of BC: Energy Step Code update & how to prepare

8:15 – 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.

9:45 – BREAK

10:00 – Murray Frank: Expanded discussion about 9.36.

11:30 – Torsten Ely of City Green Solutions, and Niels Anthonsen of Performance Energy Advisors: How Energy Advisors can help builders.

12:00 – LUNCH

12:45 – Richard Kadulski: ENERGY STAR® for New Homes – Builder Certification

14:45 – BREAK

15:00 – Bob Thomson, Bob Thomson Construction: experiences building to the ENERGY STAR standard

15:20 – FortisBC: Utility support through the New Home Program including rebates

15:40 – City of Victoria: Local government policies 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

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 CHBA BC, FortisBC, BC Hydro, BC Housing, the Province of BC, and the Capital Regional District.

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