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Prescription to Performance – Courtenay B.C.

This 7.5 CPD seminar is specifically created to lead builders, designers, building officials, energy advisors, and developers to simplified practical solutions for high performance building enclosure assemblies that satisfy prescriptive requirements for various levels of the Step Code up to Net Zero Ready and Passive House. It includes a focus on pending requirements for North Island, West Coast, and Sunshine Coast construction. After an introduction discussing the Step Code requirements … read more


Building Industry & Construction Forum 2019

Our annual Building Industry & Construction Forum will kick off with a dinner on February 21 featuring a year in review from the City of Nanaimo and an outlook summary for 2019. Hear the updates on where the City and Regional District are heading with the BC Energy Step Code. On February 22 the full day of education will be facilitated by Hamid Heidarali, Vancouver based Building Scientist. Hamid will … read more



LEEP Technology Forum

On October 19th, 2018 NRCan will be presenting a one day event supported by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of BC, BC Housing, BC Hydro, Fortis BC, Regional District of Nanaimo and the City of Nanaimo.. This one day Forum will focus on high performance walls and mechanical systems. It is designed to provide a time saving way to learn about new technologies for high performance homes. The Forum will … read more


CHBA Analysis Shows Residential Construction More Important Than Ever To Canada’s Economy

CHBA Analysis Shows Residential Construction More Important Than Ever To Canada’s Economy New national data compiled by CHBA shows that, in 2017, residential construction supported more than 1.2 million jobs across Canada and was a $150 billion industry. The industry’s total wage packet for 2017 totaled over $73 billion. As in past years, these numbers dwarf those tied to most other major goods-production sectors. Residential construction continues to be the … read more