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Introduction to Step Code: Mechanical system solutions

June 3 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am

|Recurring Event (See all)

One event on May 6, 2021 at 9:00 am

One event on June 3, 2021 at 9:00 am

Free webinar hosted by the Community Energy Association.


BC Building Codes are evolving and we want you to know how to benefit. It 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, HVAC professionals, building officials, municipal staff, and others in the BC construction community, province-wide.


  • Alex Hebert, ZEBLC Manager, P Eng, MBA, Energy Step Code Trainer
  • Rob Pope, BCIT Instructor, Senior Consultant – Enlighten Energy Services Consulting and Home Performance Design

Key Messages:   A visual tour of what mechanical systems will look like along the progression to the Upper Steps of the Energy Step Code.  This session will examine the current industry challenges and solutions to help ensure that new homes have mechanical systems that are appropriate, right-sized, and deliver effective ventilation, heating, cooling, and occupant health and comfort.

Dates and time

This free webinar is offered three times:

  • Dates: April 8, May 6, June 3
  • Time: 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 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:

  • What to know about current practice of design and installation of mechanical systems – areas of concern
  • BC Energy Step Code requirements for mechanical system performance
  • What to expect with respect to mechanical systems at Lower and Upper Steps
  • Smaller and more efficient mechanical systems for airtight buildings – What should a builder be aware of and do to get things right?
  • Achieving MEUI vs. a good design and installation – What does this mean for a builder and trades?
  • Q&A: Ask the Experts

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

Registration and More Information


June 3
9:00 am - 11:00 am


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