Training & Events


RDCK & RDKB BCIT Build Energy Smart

Online Workshops - Winter Trades Series

Developed by BCIT professionals and industry experts, this winter workshop series has been designed for building in the Kootenays. It focuses on trades crucial to high efficiency building but are open to all trades, builders, EAs and building officials.


1. HVAC & AC Contractors

March 8 @ 7:30 - 8:30 am

2. Insulation & Siding Contractors:

March 15 @ 7:30 - 8:30 am

3. Plumbers:

March 29 @ 7:30 - 8:30 am

4. Electricians:

April 5 @ 7:30 - 8:30 am

5. Interior & Finishing Trades:

April 12 @ 7:30 - 8:30 am

6. Site Supervisors:

April 26 @ 7:30 - 9:30 am

These workshops are streamed from the BCIT lab providing practical demonstrations, mock ups and case studies.



CEA Building a Legacy Webinars 


Upcoming & Current Sessions

Community Energy Association in collaboration with CHBA Northern BC and the RDEK Community Energy Manager are offering the following free webinars for builders, building officials, designers, sub-trades and Real Estate professionals.  Though focused on cold climate contexts, the topics are widely applicable, and the sessions are open to participants throughout the Province and beyond.


Residential Solar PV Systems Demystified

February 10th - 10am PST 

 Building a House-as-a-System: Net Zero in Cranbrook, BC

February 15th - 11am PST

Marketing High Performance, Energy Efficient Houses

February 24th -  12pm PST



More information and pre-registration at   

Past Sessions

Now complete, but can be seen online along with some other great resources here:



1. 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


2. 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.


2. 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.


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