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Spring 2017 – Builder & Designer Breakfast

Spring 2017 – Builder & Designer Breakfast

Posted by Ryan ColemanMarch 03, 2017

As part of Ecolighten’s work with the City of New Westminster and Energy Save New West, we’re pleased to announce details for the “Spring 2017 – Builder & Designer Breakfast” event planned for Thursday, April 20th at the Anvil Centre from 7:30AM to 9:30AM. 

This event is designed specifically for local builders, architects and designers to learn about upcoming policy and program efforts designed to support energy-efficient new construction for Part 9 buildings in New Westminster.  The workshop will include a fully catered breakfast, sponsored by BC Hydro and FortisBC.

In summary, the “Spring 2017 – Builder & Designer Breakfast” will include:

  • Latest update on the pending Energy Step Code and the City of New Westminster’s efforts to develop Passive Design Exclusions as a policy to allow floor space exclusions and associated setback relaxations to support better than current BC Building Code levels of thermal performance.
  • Knowledge sharing from a local builder constructing a high performance home that’s achieving the highest levels of airtightness (thus far) for a Part 9 building in New Westminster.
  • Ecolighten presenting on the importance of right-sizing HVAC systems with room-by-room load calculations completed to the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) F280-12 standard.
  • Announcement of new cost subsidized training programs from the City of New Westminster to support local builders and designer / architects with Passive House construction.

Seating for this workshop is limited, so you need to reserve your spot through RSVP quickly.  Note that homebuilders attending are also eligible to earn continuing professional development credits from BC Housing under the Enhanced Licensing System for BC Home Builders.

If you’re interested in attending, please contact Energy Save New West at or call 604.515.3818 to reserve a seat (space is limited).