Small Planet Supply: Highlights of the BC Energy Step Code Province Wide 1 Day Hands-On Workshop.

Presentation Summary:

This presentation covers the essential air barrier steps and lessons learned from 3 years of teaching a 1-day hands on Builders workshop on air barriers for part 9 buildings. The workshop will harvest key points from the existing workshop currently offered across the province.

The session topics will include:

  • Where airtightness fits into the building and step code.
  • How it affects the upcoming TEDI and MUEI values.
  • How to achieve airtightness by using both an interior and exterior approach.
  • How to deal with penetrations.
  • Where are the discussion and potential friction points between inspectors and builders on new materials and practices.

Presenter: Albert Rooks Biography, CEO Small Planet Supply

Albert Rooks has worked to establish and strengthen the Passive House Standard in North America. In 2010, he founded Small Planet Supply Inc., a company that imports and distributes passive house components.  The company currently has branch offices in Tumwater, WA and Vancouver BC.  In 2015, he co-founded CertiPhiers Cooperative with Tad Everhart. CertiPhiers is an internationally accredited building certification company that verifies projects are built to the International Passive House Standard.