Training & Events


CEA Building a Legacy Webinars 

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Approved by BC Housing for 2 CPD. Pre-registration and attendance on the live Zoom session required.

Best practices for working with an energy advisor

This webinar will help the building industry better understand the “performance pathway” of the BC Energy Step Code and how to get results from working with an energy advisor.

  • April 28: 9-11:05 am PST 
  • May 13: 9-11:05 am PST 
  • June 10: 9-11:05 am PST 

Introduction to Step Code: Mechanical System Solutions

A visual tour of what mechanical systems will look like along the progression to the Upper Steps of the Energy Step Code.  This session will examine the current industry challenges and solutions to help ensure that new homes have mechanical systems that are appropriate, right-sized, and deliver effective ventilation, heating, cooling, and occupant health and comfort.

  • May 6: 9-11 am PST 
  • June 3: 9-11 am PST 

Introduction to Step Code: Building Enclosure & Airtightness Solutions

A visual tour of what the Energy Step Code will look like and the changes needed for success with low-TEDI and airtight building enclosures for both the Lower Steps and Upper Steps.

  • April 22: 9-11 am PST  
  • May 20: 9-11 am PST 
  • June 17: 9-11 am PST 

City of Abbotsford Webinar Series: Building for the Future

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By 2032, all new buildings will need to be net zero ready. What does this mean for the BC construction industry? Find out in this 5-part series, designed for builders, designers, architects, and building officials. Participants will get an overview of how the Step Code will shape the buildings of tomorrow through the insight of BCIT professionals and industry experts.

Workshop 1: An Overview

  • April 28, 9:00am - 10:30am

An overview of the buildings of tomorrow. What does the below and above grade assemblies of a “Step Code building” look like? What will the mechanical systems consist of? Who are the experts that will be working on the projects?

Workshop 2: ZEB Building Science ABC

  • May 26, 9:00am - 10:30am

Review principles of Building Science guiding the management of moisture in buildings. The webinar will include examples of smart vapor barriers, a demo of a free dew point location calculator, and a discussion of 4 different wall assemblies designed to successfully deal with air, heat and moisture in BC’s climate.

Workshop 3: Airtightness

  • June 23, 9:00am - 10:30am

Achieving low levels of airtightness is a centrepiece of the BC Energy Step Code. This third webinar of a 5-part series will answer the most asked questions on airtightness. These are: What is an air barrier? What’s the difference between an air barrier and a vapour barrier? What type of materials are needed to make buildings very airtight. Who should be in charge of airtightness on a construction site? What are the easiest assembly details available to achieve a low ACH? How do I know if I have achieved my desired airtightness level?

Workshop 4: Assembly Details

  • July 21, 9:00am - 10:30am

Highly energy-efficient buildings have super insulated assemblies, including walls, roof, foundations, etc. The additional insulation can be added from the inside of the building, the outside, or both. Which approach should I use? What’s the impact of extra insulation around windows, on vapour drives, at a wall-to-roof transition, near electrical and mechanical penetrations, etc.? What insulation materials are air permeable? Which one are water vapour closed? Which materials are more suited for my project? Is embodied carbon significant enough to be considered at the design stage? Participants in this webinar will get answers to these insulation-related questions, and will get to ask their own questions to BCIT subject matter experts.

Workshop 5: Mechanicals

  • August 18, 9:00am - 10:30am

In this webinar, participants will get a review of the BC Energy Step Code mechanical system metric. Participants will also get to review and discuss 3 BC-based case studies showing how different systems can be used to achieve your Step Code goals.

CHBA Net Zero Builder Training  

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Approved for 16 CPD. Pre-registration and attendance on both live sessions required.

Two part webinar series If you have previous building science knowledge, this webinar will cover what you need to know about net zero homes and participation in the CHBA Net Zero Labelling Program.


Net Zero Builder Training – Pt 1

  • April 27, 2021 from 9:00 am PDT to 1:00 pm

Net Zero Builder Training – Pt 2

  • April 29, 2021 from 9:00 am PDT to 1:00 pm  


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