BC Energy Step Code Presentations & Webinars

The BC Energy Step Code has transitioned to its new website: www.energystepcode.ca.

Please visit the new BC Energy Step Code Events Calendar for new events. This page is no longer being updated.

Upcoming Events

June

May

  • May 31, 2018: Planning Institute of British Columbia - Energy & Design: The Latest on BC's Step Code Adoption, as part of the PIBC Annual Conference - Victoria - info and registration
  • May 31, 2018: Community Energy Association - Building to Energy Step Code: Above Grade Walls & Glazing Assemblies, a full-day workshop for builders, tradespeople, designers and building officials to learn how to build to the BC Energy Step Code - Kelowna - info and registration
  • May 30, 2018: Community Energy Association - Building Better with Energy Step Code - a full-day workshop for builders and tradespeople, designers, and building officials to learn how to build to the BC Energy Step Code - Chilliwack - info and registration
  • May 28, 2018: Community Energy Association - Building Better with Energy Step Code - a full-day workshop for builders and tradespeople, designers, and building officials to learn how to build to the BC Energy Step Code - Squamish - info and registration
  • May 28, 2018: Interior BC Residential Construction Institute - Why We Build the Way We Do with Review of the Step Code - Williams Lake - info and registration
  • May 24, 2018: Fenestration Canada - Getting to Net Zero Energy Ready by 2030 – Lessons from BC’s Energy Step Code - Webinar - info and registration
  • May 16, 2018: FortisBC Trade Ally Network Trade Show - BC Energy Step Code Presentation - Victoria - info and registration
  • May 15, 2018: Urban Development Institute - Seminar: Deciphering the BC Energy Step Code - Vancouver -  info and registration
  • May 9, 2018: Canadian Home Builders Association BC Central Interior - Dinner meeting with presentation on the BC Energy Step Code - Kamloops - info and registration
  • May 8, 2018: Community Energy Association - Building Better with the Energy Step Code, a full-day workshop for builders, tradespeople, designers and building officials to learn how to build to the BC Energy Step Code - Sechelt - info and registration
  • May 3, 2018: Community Energy Association - Building Better with the Energy Step Code, a full-day workshop for builders, tradespeople, designers and building officials to learn how to build to the BC Energy Step Code - Terrace - more info and registration 
  • May 1, 2018: Building Officials Association of British Columbia, Step Code presentation by Building and Safety Standards Branch, as part of BOABC AGM & Conference Registration - Kelowna - info and registration

April

  • April 27, 2018: Vancouver Island Construction Association - Measurable Performance: How the BC Energy Step Code Will Change the Way You Design, Build, and Use Buildings, as part of Vancouver Island Construction Conference - Victoria - info and registration
  • April 25, 2018: Community Energy Association - Building Better with the Energy Step Code, a full-day workshop for builders, tradespeople, designers and building officials to learn how to build to the BC Energy Step Code - Campbell River - more info and registration 
  • April 25, 2018: Cost-Effective Passive House Engineering for Larger Buildings & The Passive House High-Rise – How is it Different? - two half-day workshops co-hosted by the City of Vancouver and Passive House Canada -  Vancouver (UBC Robson Square) - info and registration
  • April 24, 2018: BC Housing - Building Smart with the BC Energy Step Code - Lower Steps, Climate Zone 4 - Surrey - Info and Registration
  • April 24, 2018: Urban Development Institute - breakfast seminar: Vancouver's Future in Passive House - Vancouver (Pan Pacific Hotel) - info and registration
  • April 24, 2018: Architectural Institute of BC - Passive House for High-Rise: Design Strategies from New York and Seattle - Lunch and Learn - Vancouver - info and registration
  • April 24, 2018:  Passive House for High-Rise: Case Studies Locally, Seattle and New York - Social - Burnaby, BCIT Higher-Performance Building Lab - info and registration 
  • April 6, 2018: Castlegar Community Energy Association - Builder's Workshop: A Holistic Approach to Performance Builds - Castlegar - more info and registration

March

February

  • February 28, 2018: Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) Presentation: Pathway to Net-Zero Energy Construction: Envelope First with the BC Energy Step Code - Victoria - more info and registration
  • February 27, 2018:  BCBEC and BC Housing - 2018 Half-Day Workshop: Building Smart with Performance Concrete Envelopes - Vancouver - more information at BCBEC website
  • February 26, 2018: Board of Change presents an evening discussion: High Performance Buildings Panel - Vancouver - more info and registration
  • February 21, 2018: Community Energy Association and City of Campbell River - Mid-Island Regional Energy Step Code Builders' Workshop & Consultation - Campbell River - more info and registration
  • February 14, 2018: BUILDEX Vancouver - W25 - Implementing the B.C. Energy Step Code: Lessons Learned and Next Steps on the Path to Net-Zero New Construction - Vancouver - more information on BUILDEX Vancouver website
  • February 8, 2018: Placemakers Institute full-day course on BC Energy Step Code - Victoria - more info and registration
  • February 8, 2018: Placemakers Institute full-day course on BC Energy Step Code - Nanaimo - more info and registration

January

  • January 30 - May 1, 2018: BCIT course on energy modelling, CESA 7100 - Energy Modelling for Building Professionals - more information at BCIT website
  • January 26, 2018: Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA),
    The Energy Step Code: What Energy Modelling will mean for Designers, Builders, and Trades in BC, Breakfast Session - Accent Inn Burnaby - more information at ICBA website
  • January 25, 2018: Canadian Home Builders' Association Vancouver Island - Nanaimo - Annual Building Industry Construction Forum & Education Day - more information and registration 
  • January 24, 2018: Community Energy Association and City of Maple Ridge - Building Better with the Energy Step Code - Maple Ridge - more info and registration
  • January 22, 2018: Free BC Energy Compliance Report Training Workshop -  The workshop is for EnerGuide Rating System registered energy advisors, licensed Service Organizations, and energy advisors in training. The BC Energy Compliance Report for Part 9 Buildings provides a standardized report template for residential Part 9 buildings complying with subsection 9.36.6 of the BC Building Code - Vancouver - info and registration
  • January 18, 2018: Community Energy Association - 2018 Building A Legacy Builders Workshop - Kimberley - more info and registration
  • January - March 2018: Building Smart Sessions on the Energy Step Code - BC Housing is delivering training sessions across BC to support builders, designers, building officials and others working in residential construction to meet BC Energy Step Code requirements. Series 1: Building Smart with BC Energy Step Code (Lower Steps) runs from through March 2018.
  • Upcoming: Series 2 & 3: Building Smart with BC Energy Step Code (Intermediate & Higher Steps). These sessions address the middle and higher steps and will be offered at a later date during April 2018 to March 2019. Please stay tuned for further updates. You can also visit the Research Centre Building Smart page on BC Housing's website.
  • September 2017 - November 2017: Building Smart Sessions on the Energy Step Code - BC Housing is delivering training sessions across BC to support builders, designers, building officials and others working in residential construction to meet BC Energy Step Code requirements. Series 1: Building Smart with BC Energy Step Code (Lower Steps) runs from October 2017 through March 2018. More information at BC Housing website
  • November 28, 2017: Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) - one-day session entitled High-Performance Profits: How Builders, Manufacturers and Service Providers Can Find Opportunity in the BC Energy Step Code - Abbotsford at the Quality Inn - more information at QUEST website
  • November 28, 2017: Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association Cool Drinks session in North Vancouver on home energy efficiency and the BC Energy Step Code – more info on GVHBA website
  • November 23, 2017: Greater Vancouver Home Builders' Association (GVHBA) one-day session entitled High Performance Homes: Energy Step Code Seminar - Vancouver (UBC Robson Square, 800 Robson St.) - more information at GVHBA website
  • November 22 - 24, 2017: Building Officials' Association of British Columbia (BOABC) Fall Education Conference - Richmond at the RiverRock Resort - sessions Nov. 22 on High Performance Buildings and Nov. 23 on Step Code Enforcement for Building Officials - more information at BOABC website
  • November 21 - 24, 2017: Building SustainABLE Communities Conference - Kelowna - building-related topics include Building Better with BC's Energy Step Code, Moving Toward Better Performing Buildings in BC: Energy Benchmarking, and  Building Capacity for Net-Zero Solutions - more information at Fresh Outlook website
  • November 17, 2017: Community Energy Association half-day session Building A Legacy, Builders' Workshop on the BC Energy Step Code and maximizing home energy efficiency through building envelope - Fernie - more information online
  • November 16, 2017: Community Energy Association half-day session Building A Legacy, Builders' Workshop on the BC Energy Step Code and maximizing home energy efficiency through building envelope – Cranbrook – more information online
  • November 15, 2017: Community Energy Association half-day session Building A Legacy, Builders' Workshop on the BC Energy Step Code and maximizing home energy efficiency through building envelope - Invermere –  more information online 
  • November 15, 2017: Architectural Institute of British Columbia (AIBC) - luncheon presentation entitled Pathway to Net-Zero Energy Construction: Envelope First with the BC Energy Step Code - Vancouver and WebEx - more information at AIBC website
  • November 7, 2017: Canadian Home Builders' Association Fraser Valley (CHBAFV) - Step Code presentation at the Builder Education Conference - Abbotsford - more information at CHBAFV BuildIN website
  • October 31, 2017: British Columbia Building Envelope Council - Luncheon on the BC Energy Step Code - Victoria - more information at BCBEC website
  • October 26, 2017: Fenestration West Industry Conference 2017 - Surrey - one-day conference - more information at the Fenestration West website
  • October 19 - 21, 2017:  Engineers and Geoscientists BC 2017 Annual Conference - Whistler - Energy Step Code session October 21 - agenda
  • September 29, 2017: BC Sustainable Energy Association free webinar
  • September 27, 2017: Union of BC Municipalities 2017 Convention - Vancouver
  • September 26, 2017: FortisBC Trade Ally Network - Kelowna
  • September 25, 2017: British Columbia Building Envelope Council - Vancouver Luncheon - registration and more information
  • September 21, 2017: Canadian Home Builders' Vancouver Island - Nanaimo - members' meeting and AGM
  • September 18 - 20, 2017: Livable Cities Forum - Victoria
  • September 11 - 13, 2017: Canadian Home Builders' Association BC Builders Education Summit. BC Energy Step Code day-long session September 13 - program

Past Events with Recordings

  • Local Government Webinar Series Summer 2017
    • Webinar 1 - June 20, 2017: How Governments and Industry are Getting Ready for the BC Energy Step Code
    • Webinar 2 - June 27, 2017: A Sneak Peek Inside the BC Energy Step Code Best Practices Guide
    • Webinar 3 - July 11, 2017: Preliminary Insights from the BC Energy Step Code Costing Study
  • Introductory Webinar on the BC Energy Step Code - February 28, 2017
    • One-hour webinar outlines how the Energy Step Code works and how local governments and industry can implement it

The content on this page is periodically updated by the Province of British Columbia per the date noted on the page: May 17, 2018.