HPO Building Smart Seminar - May 22nd in Cranbrook

New Energy Provisions in the BC Building Code The energy efficiency requirements for residential homes are changing in December of this year. The BC Building Code will include a new section 9.36 with various insulation and mechanical requirements as well as options for designers and builders on how to conform. Building Smart #19 will explore these new requirements through practical examples. The session: · Provides an overview of the prescriptive requirements for airtightness · Explains how to calculate the thermal resistance of assemblies · Compares prescriptive vs.

2013 Conference

For our 2013 Conference, we condensed the format on Friday to two half day workshops in the afternoon packed with information followed by two streams of workshops with information on energy efficiency in both new builds and renovations. Workshops were facilitated by 13 presenters from across the country.. This format was well received, along with the Networking Event, Keynote Address by Lorraine Gauthier on Friday evening, and the Green Expo on Saturday.

Green Building Conference a great success!

There is a definite interest in green building in the East Kootenay, as evidenced by the attendance and participation in the 2012 Green Building Conference at the Kimberley Conference and Athlete Training Centre.


Conference organizer Erna Jensen-Shill says it went very well, with good attendance, great speakers and networking.


"It went really well. And the one surprising thing I kept hearing was, there is nothing else like this. Maybe in Vancouver, but in mainland BC and Alberta, the Kimberley conference stands out. We had Calgary and Edmonton folks saying there is nothing like it. They were all so darned excited."


What's inspiring people, Jensen-Shill says is the opportunity to have engineers, designers, planners, builders and home owners all under one roof.


"They are asking questions, bending people's ears over a beer, seeing products in the showcases. There is just an awesome energy."


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