Introduction to Step Code: Building Enclosure & Airtightness Solutions

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Introduction to Step Code: Building Enclosure & Airtightness Solutions

April 22, 2021 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-7


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.

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, presented by the BCIT Zero Energy Buildings Learning Centre (ZEBLC), funded by BC Hydro.


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


9:00-9:20     CEA Introduction to the BC Energy Step Code
9:20-10:55   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
  • Q&A: Ask the Experts

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


April 22, 2021
9:00 am - 11:00 am UTC-7