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BC Housing Competency Area:

Construction Technology

Time Commitment:

Minimum 6 hours

Delivery Method:

Online (via eLearning)

Course Description

This course is NOT a qualification requirement for New Residential Builders as set out by the Licensing and Consumer Services Branch of BC Housing.

The goal of this course is to provide Energy Advisors information needed to successfully work with Builders in building 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 and onsite procedures Energy Advisors are required to complete for new home builds;
  • 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.

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

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 online course materials in full
  • The course includes interactive lessons, instructional videos and reference materials divided into five individual units (modules) of study. Units can be completed at a student’s own pace.

Course Material

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


BC Energy Step Code for Energy Advisors (2023)

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