Using Data to Cut Through Noise on Codes

Date: Monday, May 16

Time: 2:45pm – 4;15pm

Education Stream: Energy

Location: Pacific Suite

Presentation Title: Using Data to Cut Through Noise on Codes

Presentation provided by: Passive House Canada

Presentation Description: With multiple code pathways available, it can be difficult to see which paths have the greatest impact and those that are falling behind the standards. To better understand these trends, Mark Bernhardt, President, Bernhardt Contracting, will share how his team has developed tools to run thousands of energy modelling options on specific homes as well as the ability to data mine their extensive catalog of real-world projects. Using these tools, this session will filter through the noise and examine trends. Compliance trends, accuracy, actual energy reductions and the predictability of the various metrics will all be discussed.

Presenter: Mark Bernhardt, B.Sc. CPHC, REA – President, Bernhardt Contracting

Presenter’s Bio: Mark is the President of Bernhardt Contracting Ltd., a licensed builder based in Victoria BC. In 2012, Bernhardt Contracting built the first Certified Passive House on Vancouver Island, and has since gone on to build or consult on dozens more.
Mark is also a Registered Energy Advisor and Passive House Consultant, and over the past few years has spent much of his time helping other builders gear up for Step Code and higher performance buildings. He serves on several provincial code comities and chairs the CHBA BC technical committee. He is also the CEO of Energy Code solutions a new company formed for the purpose of using big data and automation to inform design and code compliance across the country.