Best practices for working with an energy advisor

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Best practices for working with an energy advisor

June 10, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:05 am PDT


This webinar will help the building industry better understand the “performance pathway” of the BC Energy Step Code and how to get results from working with an energy advisor.

Approved by BC Housing for 2 CPD. Pre-registration and attendance on the live Zoom session required.

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

BC Building Codes are evolving and we want you to know how to benefit. This free-of-charge webinar is part of the Building A Legacy initiative, delivered by Community Energy Association, with instruction from Mark Bernhardt, Bernhardt Contracting and a local builder or EA, this session is open and applicable to participants province-wide and beyond.


  • Mark Bernhardt, Bernhardt Contracting
  • Meredith Hamstead of thinkBright Homes


9:00-9:10     CEA Introduction to the BC Energy Step Code
9:10-11:00   Mark Bernhardt, Energy Advisor (EA) co-presenting with a local builder or EA:

  • How EAs work within Step Code
  • Services EAs provide in both new construction and retrofits
  • Modelling timelines and pre-design information requirements
  • Post-modelling changes in the design or mechanical systems
  • Achieving as-built compliance and occupancy permits
  • Introduction to the concept of integrated design process (IDP)
  • How can an EA save you money? (i.e. design optimization)
  • Creative solutions for engaging EAs remotely and in collaboration with one another
  • Finding an EA

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

Handout: Working with an Energy Advisor


June 10, 2021
9:00 am - 11:05 am PDT
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