Independent Contractors and Businesses Association (ICBA)

The Energy Step Code: What Energy Modelling will mean for Designers, Builders, and Trades in BC (Breakfast Session)
BC Housing: 2 Group A CPD Points
Friday, January 26th, 2018
Accent Inn Burnaby
3777 Henning Drive
Burnaby, BC
V5C 6N5
Complimentary Parking
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Registration Deadline
Friday, January 26th, 2018
Event Description
The Energy Step Code was introduced in April 2017 as a voluntary compliance option in the BC Building Code. This new standard relies on energy modelling and maps out the transition to Net Zero Energy Ready buildings in BC over the next 15 years.
This performance standard requires energy modelling and an air tightness test on all buildings, and removes many of the specific requirements for efficiency of products and equipment. This approach increases flexibility for projects but also requires greater coordination between project teams. 
This presentation will provide: 
• An overview of the new requirements 
• Guidance for designers, builders, and trades to take advantage of the flexibility of the Energy Step Code, including research on the specific costs and design changes from the Energy Step Code
• Update on how local governments will be using the Energy Step Code in bylaws and policies, including a standardized inspection checklist.
More information and resources related to the Energy Step Code are available at
Presenter: Zachary May is the acting Director of Policy and Codes Development with the Building and Safety Standards Branch. He is a member of the national standing committee for housing and small buildings (Part 9) with the National Research Council and participates in a number of provincial construction-related committees. In his role with the Building and Safety Standards Branch he leads a technical team responsible for developing and maintaining the BC Building Code, including the recently adopted Energy Step Code. 
Contact & Support

For more information contact 604-298-7795



All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
Attendee Registration For Workshop
ICBA Member $35.00
Non-Member $50.00
Special Promotion: Group Discount
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7:30am - 8:00am
Hot Breakfast Buffet and Registration
8:00am - 10:00am
Presentation plus Q&A
Cancellation &
Refund Policy



Cancellations received at least 10 business days prior to the course date will result in a full refund.


Cancellations received less than 10 business days but more than 5 full business days prior to the course date are subject to an administration fee of $100 for full and half-day seminars, or $25 for breakfast sessions.


Registrants who do not show up for a course, and/or who do not notify ICBA at least 5 full business days prior to the course date will be assessed the full cost of the course. There will be no refunds or credits in this case.


Substitution of attendees is permitted up to and including the day of the course.




ICBA may have to postpone or cancel courses due to insufficient enrolment, in which case ICBA’s liability will be limited to a refund of the registration fee.

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