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BC Energy Step Code: Here's why BC builders need only modules 3, 4, and 5

Shawna HendersonNovember 17, 2022

In fact, Blue House Energy only offers these 3 out of the 8 mandatory modules — why? Envelope First. That’s why. Blue House Energy online construction courses - Building Science, Construction Technology, Net Zero Energy - all emphasize understanding the envelope first, then understanding the fundamentals of HVAC systems. Our experience...

Introduction to HOT2000 Energy Modelling: Fall 2022 Lineup Announced

Shawna HendersonAugust 30, 2022

We’ve got two upcoming cohorts for our Introduction to HOT2000 virtual classroom training, one starts in September and the other starts in October. We’re also introducing two new instructors for each of these six week sessions! Welcome on board, Zenon Pilipowicz, Senior EA with Homesol Building Solutions based in Atlantic...

Changes to Licensing Requirements for BC Builders 2022

Shawna HendersonAugust 12, 2022

The BC Energy Step Code came into force in April 2017. Currently, local governments have the authority to require builders to meet one or more steps. New homes built under the Step Code need to be 20 per cent more energy efficient than the baseline or reference house - that’s...