Non-Member Cost :




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CPD Points:


BC Housing Competency Area:

Relevant Enactments

Time Commitment:

Minimum 5 hours

Delivery Method:

Online (via eLearning)

Course Description

The goal of this course is to provide builders information needed to successfully build BC Energy Step Code compliant Part 9 New Homes in British Columbia.

The course covers the following topics:

  • Module 1: Understanding the BC Energy Step Code, its purpose, and how it can be implemented;
  • Module 2: Identifying the different BC Energy Step Code performance metrics, and how new home components affect home performance values;
  • Module 3: Reviewing design considerations that may be required when building a new home, and how they affect the performance metrics listed in the Step Code;
  • Module 4: Identifying the administrative steps you will be required to take when building a BC Energy Step Code compliant home;
  • Module 5:  Discuss how builders, energy advisors, and building officials work together, and review common issues and best practices.


State what the BC Energy Step Code is, it’s intent, and why it is being implemented.

Understand how the Step Code works, and the impact of Climate Zones.

Differentiate between a prescriptive approach VS a performance approach.

Identify the TEDI, MEUI, and Airtightness Step Code categories, and how they interact with the Step Code

Relate category targets to different Step performance requirements.

Identify TEDI target consideration with a focus on house orientation, windows, insulation, air sealing, and other factors.

Navigate the different Step Code compliance construction steps.

Articulate the role of an Energy Advisor / Building Energy Use Consultant in a Step Code compliant new home build project.

State the benefits of performing both Mid and Final Stage air leakage tests.

Identify consequences of not meeting TEDI, MEUI, and Airtightness targets.

Identify MEUI target consideration with a focus on house orientation, windows, insulation, air sealing, and other factors.

Course Format

All online courses require successful completion of the following components:

  • Review all course materials in full
  • Write a online final exam (an 80% passing mark on the final exam is required to successfully complete the course)

Course Material

All course materials are contained directly within the online course modules.

Ongoing Dates