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March 2018

The BC Energy Step Code

Status: The event is open
Date: Tuesday, March 13, 2018
Time: 8:00 AM–8:30 AM: Registration and Breakfast
8:30 AM–12:15 PM: The BC Energy Step Code – Live and Webinar
Location: Vancouver, BC and Webinar
Presenter: Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., FEC
Director of Professional Practice, Standards and Development, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Harshan Radhakrishnan, P.Eng., MASc.
Practice Advisor, Professional Practice, Standards & Development, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Tim Ryce, MPhil (Eng.), P.Eng., FEC
Assistant Manager, Inspections, Community Services, City of North Vancouver

Andrew Pape-Salmon, P.Eng., MRM, FCAE
Executive Director, Building and Safety Standards Branch Office of Housing and Construction Standards Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing
Credit: 3.5 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: Early Bird Price Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member: The BC Energy Step Code - Live : $139.00 + GST = $145.95 until Feb 27, 2018
The BC Energy Step Code - Web : $139.00 + GST = $145.95 until Feb 27, 2018

Engineers and Geoscientists BC Member and EIT/GIT Regular Price: The BC Energy Step Code - Live : $199.00 + GST = $208.95
The BC Energy Step Code - Web : $199.00 + GST = $208.95

Non-Member Price: The BC Energy Step Code - Live : $199.00 + GST = $208.95
The BC Energy Step Code - Web : $199.00 + GST = $208.95

Student Member Price: The BC Energy Step Code - Live : $99.50 + GST = $104.48
The BC Energy Step Code - Web : $99.50 + GST = $104.48
Please Note: *A minimum number of registrations are needed by February 27, 2018 to proceed with this seminar. Please register early to avoid cancellation.
**All prices are subject to applicable taxes.
Contact: Emma Talbott | Professional Development Coordinator
Direct: 604.412.4880
Toll Free: 1.888.430.8035 ext.4880
Fax: 604.639.8180
Email: etalbott@egbc.ca
Effective April 7, 2017, the BC Energy Step Code has been introduced as an amendment to the 2012 BC Building Code (BCBC). The BC Energy Step Code, introduced as a new standard under the Code, establishes a set of voluntary incremental energy-performance targets for new buildings (via new Subsections 9.36.6. and 10.2.3. of Division B) that spans requirements in the BC Building Code to net-zero energy ready buildings. The new standard is a tool designed to help both government and industry chart a course to a future in which all new construction across the province is "net-zero energy ready" by 2032, as identified in the BC Climate Leadership Plan.
 

On December 15, 2017, section 5 of the Building Act will require local governments wishing to set higher energy-efficiency standards than those in the BCBC to do so using the BC Energy Step Code, while current local government bylaws with technical building requirements will be rendered of no legal force. The Energy Step Code will apply to new residential construction province-wide (Part 9), and to multi-unit and commercial buildings (Part 3) in the Lower Mainland, on southern Vancouver Island, and in the south Okanagan. It enables building owners to voluntarily build to the requirements in the BC Energy Step Code or be incentivized or required to do so under local government bylaws and policies.

Seminar Outline

  • Overview of the BC Energy Step Code/ Step Code Council Initiatives
  • Limited overview of the Engineers and Geoscientists BC/Architectural Institute of BC Professional Practice Guidelines – Whole Building Energy Modelling Services
  • Overview of the education materials and training opportunities that will be available from Engineers and Geoscientists BC, AIBC, and the Energy Step Code Council
  • The application of the Energy Step Code through the lens of a municipality

Audience

  • Building professionals (electrical, mechanical, plumbing, building envelope disciplines), architects, and licensees, energy modellers
  • Local government (building officials, planning staff)
  • Stakeholders from building industries (builders, contractors etc.)

Speakers

Peter Mitchell, P.Eng., FEC
Director of Professional Practice, Standards and Development, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Harshan Radhakrishnan, P.Eng., MASc.
Practice Advisor, Professional Practice, Standards and Development, Engineers and Geoscientists BC

Tim Ryce, MPhil (Eng.), P.Eng., FEC
Assistant Manager, Inspections, Community Services, City of North Vancouver

Andrew Pape-Salmon, P.Eng., MRM, FCAE
Executive Director, Building and Safety Standards Branch Office of Housing and Construction Standards Ministry of Municipal Affairs and Housing



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