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A Holistic Approach to High Performance Builds – Castlegar

April 6, 2018 @ 2:00 pm to 10:00 pm

An engaging, interactive workshop, approved for 6 CPD credits from BC Housing, building science expert Hamid Heidarali, and Energy Advisor, Gerry Sawkins , will present a holistic perspective on high performance builds, and integrating the new BC Energy Step Code into your approach.

Supported by mobile wall and glazing assemblies, the workshop will showcase various methods of improving:

  • thermal performance & comfort
  • air tightness & moisture management
  • long-term durability
  • accessibility & adaptability to future repair and renovation

In addition, effective building envelope detailing at window to wall interface and wall penetrations will be presented.

The workshop covers multiple solutions ranging from those that meet the minimum Building Code requirements, to those that offer superior performance well beyond the Building Code. This workshop will prepare the industry for the adoption of the BC Energy Step Code.

Early bird discount available until 12 pm on Thursday March 22nd.


To preview content and builder reactions from a recent builders’ workshop presented by Hamid Heidarali in the East Kootenay,  visit:


7:00 am – Registration & continental breakfast

7:30 am – Welcome and Context setting:  Senior Energy Specialist, Local Government Building Policy, FortisBC New Home Program.

8:00 am -12:00 noon Hamid Heidarali-  A Holistic Approach to High Performance Builds, Using Above Grade Walls & Glazing Assemblies

12:15 pm– Catered lunch

1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Gerry Sawkins- Energy Advisor- Integrating the BC Energy Step Code into Your Building Approach

3:00 pm – Closing Remarks & Wrap Up


For more information and to register, visit the event website at


Contact Gaëtane Carignan:


April 6, 2018
2:00 pm to 10:00 pm


Castlegar & District Community Complex
2101 6th Avenue
Castlegar, British Columbia Canada
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