Building High Performance Homes with Gord Cooke (Day 1)
WHY ATTEND THIS SEMINAR
By 2032, the BC Building Code will move towards the higher steps of the BC Energy Step Code as a minimum requirement. The National Building Code of Canada will also be moving towards this outcome by 2030, which means to stay in business, ALL builders must build to higher levels of the step code.^ — are you ready?
NOTE: Gord Cooke will be hosting a second class on Tuesday, November 20: Marketing the High Performance Home. Register for both courses and receive 20% off the single-day rate.
Builders, renovators, designers, architects, energy advisors, mechanical consultants – anyone who wants to get a grasp on the process of building high performance homes.
7:30am: Registration. Seminar program from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.
|7:00 – 8:00 AM||Registration and breakfast|
8:00 – 8:05 AM
|Anton Van Dyk,
GVHBA Education & Training Chair
|Welcome and Sponsor Acknowledgements|
8:05 – 10:00 AM
Gord Cooke, President
|CODE UPDATES, BUILDER BENEFITS
Providing a BC Building Code update and Step Code overview, and noting potential issues when building to code based on performance vs prescriptive.
|10:00 – 10:15 AM||BREAK|
|10:15 – 12 NOON||
Gord Cooke, President
|PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS: PROCESS FOR BEST RESULTS (TEAM AND DESIGN)
To successfully achieve higher levels of performance, builders need to understand the importance of key members of your design team. From energy evaluation, mechanical sizing and design, and lower door testing, Gord will discuss the team, their roles and value to the project, and how a whole-home approach to design will help builders achieve their high-performance targets.
|12:00 – 1:00 PM||LUNCH|
|1:00 – 2:30 PM
· Moderated by Mark Sakai, GVHBA Director of Government Relations
· Norm Connolly, Community Energy Manager, New Westminster
· Nicholas Heap, Sustainability Project Manager, Richmond
· Einar Halbig, CEO, E3 Eco Group
· David Adair, Blackfish Homes
|STEP CODE TOOLKIT PANEL DISCUSSION
As an active participant on the Energy Step Code Council, Mark will moderate the discussion on municipal policies and best practices pathways to achieve higher levels of Step Code.
Topics include municipal resources for builders, how energy advisors can help builders achieving Step Code, and lessons learned from two builders at different stages of building high-performance homes.
|2:30 – 2:45 PM||BREAK|
|2:45 – 3:45 PM||Gord Cooke, President
|PERFORMANCE PATHWAYS: BEST RESULTS
Builders are given performance pathways to build high-performance homes, but there is often uncertainty in understanding which option(s) will achieve the best results. Gord will guide builders through performance-based linear pathways that will help builders decide what options will yield their desired performance results.
|3:45 – 4:00 PM||Anton Van Dyk,
|Final Q&A and Wrap-Up|
Gord Cooke, President, Building Knowledge
There are few professionals in Canada that can match Gord Cooke’s broad knowledge of the inner workings of a house. Highly regarded in the homebuilding industry, Gord is a professional engineer, trainer, author, and industry consultant. For over 25 years, Gord has helped builders and HVAC contractors implement innovative technologies and build better homes. He is an effective and passionate educator and advocate for better building practices, improved indoor air quality, and energy efficiency.