Carbon (Reduction)

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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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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May 19, 2022

Critical Canadian Home Building Science Part 2: Carbon Reduction Strategies for Canadian Homes: An Expert Panel – Embodied, Operational and Beyond

Building science considerations every stakeholder needs to understand. Do new tiered energy codes help OR hinder real emissions reduction? What are the next, real challenges on the horizon regarding climate change? Industry experts identify future trends, challenges and opportunities every home builder and renovator should be aware of.

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March 10, 2022

Top 5 Building Science & Energy Efficiency Priorities When Renovating Canadian Homes

Net Zero Ready Renovations are a hot topic these days. What are the criticial building science principles every designer, renovator and contractor (HVAC and otherwise) must keep in mind? What are 5 top opportunities to increase efficiency, lower carbon and make the home healthier and more durable?

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February 10, 2022

New Tiered Energy Code NBC 2020: What are the key details for homebuilders and developers?

Andrew discussed the recent approval of the National Tiered Energy Code for houses and small buildings, Provincial stakeholders (including Ontario) will now begin intense stakeholder review with the intent of harmonization. It has been 5 years since the last energy code adjustment in Ontario (SB12 2017).

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