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Terrace: Step Code Enclosures for Builders

February 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm to February 12, 2020 @ 12:30 am


We are pleased to announce BCIT is offering special 1-day course (CESA 1055) tailored to busy construction professionals and to be held in Terrace on February 11, 2020.

The course allows you to enhance your toolbox with the knowledge and skills to build to the BC Energy Step Code (airtight, thermal bridge free, super insulated assemblies).  The course also includes a 2-hour live web lecture prior to the in-person lecture lab.

This course will develop knowledge of building assemblies and airtightness to meet the requirements of the Upper Steps of the BC Energy Step Code including the Passive House standard.

The course starts with a two-hour lecture to refresh understanding of building science fundamentals, six principles of high performance buildings and the Energy Step Code.

Over the course of a day students will apply this knowledge by constructing and evaluating select high performance assemblies based on sample projects. The assemblies selected support a critical comparison of the performance, constructability, and costs of different approaches to meet the thermal performance (TEDI) and airtightness (ACH) metrics of the BC Energy Step Code or the Passive House standard.

Learning will cover various assembly approaches (above and below grade walls, roofs, etc) and detailing solutions for interfaces, windows, and penetrations.

NOTE: Participants must complete a 2-hour online module on Feb. 3, 7-9 p.m. before attending. 

20 CPD points available.


7:45  – Doors open for registration & coffee/pastries

8:00  – Opening remarks, BC Energy Step Code overview, and local government introductions

8:15 – Pacific Northern Gas – Energy Conservation Innovation Program

8:30 – BCIT hands on high performance lab training

12:00 – LUNCH provided

12:30 – BCIT training continued

4:00  – Q and A with local building officials, builders and/or energy advisors

4:30 – Wrap up (with option for site visit to local project)

Thank you to educational partners and sponsors:  BCIT ZEBLC, Community Energy Association, Pacific Northern Gas Ltd., and the City of Terrace.


February 11, 2020 @ 4:00 pm
February 12, 2020 @ 12:30 am


Terrace Arena Banquet Room
3320 Kalum St.
Terrace, BC Canada
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