Building Codes

April 24, 2023

Part 1: New Tiered Energy Code Cost Take-Down Event!

New Tiered Energy Code Cost Take-Down Event! 2 Canadian Builders. 2 Costing Analyses.

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January 26, 2023

Canadian Home Builders: Carbon Counting Is Coming and So Are Tiered Energy Codes

Join an expert panel to learn how leading builders and developers are cost-optimizing the most affordable specifications to meet the new NBC 2020 9.36 tiered energy code and developing plans to benchmark carbon emissions for 2025-2030.

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December 15, 2022

Critical Canadian Home Building Science Part 11: The Growing Barriers NZ Builders and Communities Face With Renewables, PV, Energy Management and More

Join energy generation, storage and management expert, Wil Beardmore, President and Founder of Bluewater Energy. Wil and team have been working with large builders/developers for 10 years, implementing renewable and storage tech into NZ homes and communities.

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December 1, 2022

Critical Canadian Home Building Science Part 10: Historical Homes & Deep Energy Retrofit (NZ Reno) Challenges

It takes a deep appreciation and understanding of cold climate building science to perform a deep-energy/NZ ready renovation on a historical home. Join Trevor Trainor, President, Building Science Specialist of Bawating Building Science and Host Andy Oding, as they dive down into the challenges and solutions for historical home renovations.

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November 10, 2022

Critical Canadian Home Building Science Part 9: New 2020 NBC 9.36 Tiered Energy Code: What Does A Tier 3 & 4 Home Look Like?

As the Ontario industry considers harmonizing with the new 2020 9.36 Tiered Energy Code (specifically Tier 3) builders, designers, planners and trades are wondering what kind of solutions will be required. Get an inside look at what specifications are needed to meet Tier 3 and 4 through PRESCRIPTIVE methodology or PERFORMANCE methodology. What is the optimal enclosure? What is the optimal mechanical solution? What are the COST implications of this new tiered energy code? Listen in as energy modeling experts, Angela Bustamante and Toby Smith provide a glimpse into the future.

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August 25, 2022

A New Energy Code for Ontario Homes Is Coming. What Do the Experts Think?

As the OHBA and industry experts review the proposed adoption/harmonization with NBC 2020 9.36, a variety of challenges and opportunities have been identified. The most critical observations are often made by the professionals who practically apply energy codes on a daily basis, e.g. homebuilders, designers, building officials, and contractors.

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