CPD Offering – Energy Step Code Training for Building Officials

The Association is pleased to announce that it is partnering with BCIT and BC Hydro to offer Energy Step Code education 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.

Details and registration information about the first course offering, Fundamentals of Zero Energy/Emissions and Passive House Buildings, are found below. The Association and BCIT are also partnering to offer courses on building envelope and mechanical systems. These courses leverage existing BCIT educational material but also includes specific content and discussion topics relevant to building officials.

Course Name: XZEB 1001 Fundamentals 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 five weeks (15 total hours of instructional time)

Dates: November 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 (you are committing to all five sessions when you register)

Time: All sessions are 1:00pm – 4:00pm (PST)

Cost: $199 (plus GST) per student.  This special price for members is made possible by generous support from BC Hydro and BCIT.

Registration: Click here

CPD Points: 5 points – Category A3

Course Description:

This course covers the fundamentals of for zero energy/emissions and Passive House buildings, with a focus on wood-frame construction subject to Part 9 of the BC Building Code. Students will acquire knowledge of applicable codes and standards with a focus on the BC Energy Step Code and 2022 changes to the BC Building Code.  Course topics will be applied to the role and responsibilities of building officials with case studies and examples of how Energy Step Code has been adopted and incorporated into permitting, plan reviews, site inspections, and monitoring of related construction metrics. Specific topics covered include: the BC Energy Step Code, Net Zero Energy, Zero Carbon and Passive House standards, operational and embodied carbon, building science, and low-TEDI and airtight enclosures, mechanical and electrical systems in Net Zero Energy-ready buildings. The course will focus provides a strong foundation for subsequent zero energy/emissions education.

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.