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BC Housing Workshop + Webinar: Building Smart by Mitigating Thermal Bridging
January 30 at 9:00 am - 12:00 pm UTC-5
Our team is excited to work with BC Housing on his half-day workshop, introducing new and emerging tools that help the Canadian building sector adapt to new energy-efficiency requirements and transform to net-zero buildings!
Will you be in Vancouver? Join us in person! This session will also be available as a webinar. More information and registration can be found here.
When the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging (BETB) Guide was launched in 2014, the impact of thermal bridges was largely overlooked in practice, energy standards and energy calculations. Fast-forward to the present and a clearer understanding of their impact has led to the introduction of comprehensive thermal bridging calculations as a requirement in new codes and standards such as NECB 2017, BC Energy Step Code, Vancouver bylaw, and Toronto Green Standard Version 3.
Energy codes and standards in Canada are driving toward net-zero for all new construction by 2032. These increasingly stringent standards will require changes to how the industry designs and constructs buildings.
As a result, a new norm will eventually be established, but how do we get there with minimized disruption? How do we ensure this in a way that allows us to efficiently evaluate cost-effective solutions and harness the power of data to make better informed design decisions early in the design process?
This session will provide an overview of thermal bridging and the BETB Guide, highlighting the expanded thermal performance catalogue and recent updates to version 1.2. It will also outline useful guides and tools available to the design and construction community to help with the assessment of thermal bridging in new energy codes and standards.
This session will be presented by members of our Building Performance Analysis Team: Patrick Roppel (Building Science Specialist), Neil Norris (Building Science Engineer) and Alex Blue (Building Energy Practice Lead).
Full workshop program and information on our presenters available here.