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Introduction to Step Code: Building enclosure and airtightness solutions

April 22, 2021 @ 4:00 pm to 6:00 pm

Free webinar hosted by the Community Energy Association.


BC Building Codes are evolving and we want you to know how to benefit. This free webinar is part of the Building A Legacy initiative, delivered by Community Energy Association, presented by the BCIT Zero Energy Buildings Learning Centre (ZEBLC), funded by BC Hydro.

Intended audience:  Builders, designers, building officials, municipal staff, and others in the B.C. construction community, province wide.


  • Alex Hebert, ZEBLC Manager, P Eng, MBA, Energy Step Code Trainer
  • James Bourget, BCIT Instructor, Principal – RDH Building Science, Certified Passive House Tradesperson

Key Messages:   A visual tour of what the Energy Step Code will look like and the changes needed for success with low-TEDI and airtight building enclosures for both the Lower Steps and Upper Steps.

Dates and time

This free webinar is offered three times:

  • Dates: April 22, May 20, June 17
  • Time: 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. PST

Agenda for each session

9:00 to 9:20     CEA Introduction to the BC Energy Step Code

9:20 to 10:55   BCIT Filmed live from  ZEBLC’s High Performance Building Lab, expert instructors will give you a visual tour of:

  • 6 things to know about the BC Energy Step Code
  • What an Energy Step Code home looks like
  • Achieving airtightness – What does this mean for a builder and trades?
  • Improved thermal performance enclosures – What are the choices and challenges?
  • Smaller and more efficient mechanical systems for airtight buildings – What to expect
  • Ask the Experts

10:55 to 11:00 CEA feedback poll & closing remarks

Registration and more information