The Association is pleased to announce that it is partnering with BC Hydro and BCIT to offer a Building Envelope Course for qualified building officials. This education is being offered to help enhance the capacity of qualified officials and local authorities to implement the Energy Step Code in the BCBC 2022 Code Update.
Course Name: XZEB 1120 Airtight and Low-TEDI Enclosures of Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Buildings (private offering for BOABC)
Delivery Format: Online (interactive and instructor led)
Duration: Weekly three (3) hour sessions for seven weeks (21 total hours of instructional time)
Dates: February 21, 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28 & April 4, 2023 (you are committing to all seven sessions when you register)
Time: All sessions are 1:00pm – 4:00pm (PST)
Cost: $350 (plus GST) per student. This special price for members is made possible by generous support from BC Hydro and BCIT.
*Pre-requisite – completion of XZEB 1001 or equivalent training/experience in building science*
Registration: Click here (max 50 registrants per offering)
CPD Points: 5 points (automatically uploaded to your member portal when you register)
This course covers airtightness and low-TEDI enclosure construction for zero energy/emissions or Passive House buildings for Part 9 wood-frame construction. The course will help learners develop their knowledge of airtightness and low thermal demand (low-TEDI) building enclosures highlighting better practices and areas of concern in design documents and construction. Students will develop a firm understanding of assembly details, material selection and compatibility, construction approaches, sequencing and coordination for zero energy/emissions or Passive House buildings.
Course topics will be applied to the role and responsibilities of building officials by developing understanding of what to look for during permitting, plan reviews, site inspections, and monitoring of related construction metrics. Key topics include the airtightness, high R-value enclosure details, thermal bridging, assembly interfaces, windows, mechanical and electrical penetrations, and embodied carbon of materials.
Please note that you will need to provide a BCIT ID number to BOABC when you register for this course. If you cannot remember your 9-digit BCIT ID number or you need to create a BCIT ID, please visit myBCIT to create or recover your BCIT ID number.