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Mastering Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code, A Required Course You Should Learn Now 36 Hours

This 18 hours training program was specifically designed and created for BC architects, engineers, designers and professionals to know how the province is working to encourage the development of net-zero buildings, the development of energy-efficiency requirements for new buildings.
Program description:
The objectives of the course are to provide in a single volume, a compendium of the best of the current knowledge and practices in the BC energy step code. The course will go through the following topics in residential construction and provide insights to the BC architects.
We will go through the following 8 modules to introduce the concept of the BC Energy Step Code to the BC architects so architects would be able to “know” the requirements.
Module 1 - BC Energy Step Code Overview and Requirements
Module 2 - Meeting the BC Energy Step Code by Design
Module 3 - Building Science for the BC Energy Step Code
Module 4 - Building Envelope Options for the BC Energy Step Code
Module 5 - Air Barriers for the BC Energy Step Code
Module 6 - Mechanical Systems for the BC Energy Step Code
Module 7- Building Envelope Quality Assurance and Quality Control
Module 8 - BC Energy Step Code Project Management
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Reference/Resource information:
Building Envelope Guide for Houses Second Edition – BC Housing Research Centre
Illustrated Guide Achieving Airtight Buildings -BC Housing Research Centre
BC Energy Step Code Builder Guide – BC Housing Research Centre
Illustrated Guide Achieving Airtight Buildings -BC Housing Research Centre
Illustrated Guide Energy Efficiency Requirements for Houses in British Columbia Climate Zone 4 – BC Housing Research Centre
Illustrated Guide Energy Efficiency Requirements for Houses in British Columbia Climate Zones 5 to 7A – BC Housing Research Centre
Illustrated Guide Energy Efficiency Requirements for Houses in British Columbia Climate Zones 7B and 8 – BC Housing Research Centre
Building Envelope Guide for Houses Second Edition – BC Housing Research Centre
Illustrated Guide R22+ Effective Walls in Residential Construction in British Columbia – BC Housing research Centre
Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide – BC Housing Research Centre
Illustrated Guide R30+ Effective Vaulted & Flat Roofs in Residential Construction in British Columbia – BC Housing Research Centre
Illustrated Guide Achieving Airtight Buildings -BC Housing Research Centre
Mid-Construction BC Standard Verification Report - https://energystepcode.ca/app/uploads/sites/257/2019/08/Mid-Construction-BC-Standard-Verification-Report.pdf
BC Energy Step Code Builder Guide – BC Housing Research Centre
Strategies for Collaborative Construction: Integrated Project Delivery Case Studies – BC Research Centre
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Admission Requirements
Participants must be Canadian citizens, permanent residents, or protected persons under the Immigration and Refugee Protection Act (Canada), who are entitled to work in Canada. at least 16 years old and be either:
• Unemployed, or
• Employed by the applicant employer
Once training is completed, employers will hire or continue to employ participants in B.C
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Program Duration
The duration of the program is 4 weeks.
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Learning Resources
Learning resources are mainly from textbooks, real-life case studies, internet information, as well as videos.
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Delivery Methods:
In-class instruction, On-site, Distance/Online, or Combined
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Marking Scheme
This program will have two parts; one part is a theory, and another part is practice.
Completion of distance class of theory will be counted as 50% towards the final grade, Completion of case study, term project, and presentation will be counted as 50% towards the final grade.
Grading scale for each class is as follows:
A 94-100%
A- 90-93%
B+ 86-89%
B 83-85%
B- 80-82%
C+ 75-79%
C 70-74%
D 60-69%
F 0-59%
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Requirements for Graduation
Courses with grades lower than “C” is not counted toward the completion of the corporate training program.
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Capacity (number of participants): 30
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Name of instructors: team of experts of Vancity Institute,
Jamie, Designer with Bachelor’s Degree of interior design and 25+ years of construction professional experience along with tremendous 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Vivian, Lawyer with Bachelor’s Degree of law, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Richard, Engineer with Bachelor’s Degree of engineering, 25+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Bill, QS with Bachelor’s Degree of engineering, 30+ years of construction professional experience along with 10+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Thomas, architect with Bachelor’s Degree of architecture, 35+ years of construction professional experience along with 15+ years experience in teaching and coaching
Qian, Administrator and associate instructor, with Bachelor’s Degree of Economics, 8+ years of admin experience along with 8+ years experience in teaching and coaching

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