Non-Member Cost :




CPD Points:


CEC Points:


Time Commitment:

4 hours

Delivery Method:

Webinar only

Course Description

*This course is not eligible for CPD points.  It is eligible for CEC points through CACEA.

This course will take a deeper dive into the BC Energy Step Code metrics for Part 9 buildings and how to achieve Step 3 and higher through design and building techniques to build better and minimize costs.  The content will focus on practical strategies for effective design, proper selection and installation of mechanical systems, and airtightness. Using real world examples and different housing archetypes from local climates, we will examine why some projects fail while others pass easily.

Instruction will assume a basic understanding of the BC Energy Step Code.

Topics covered include:

  • Design and material considerations for Step Code compliance
  • Tips for communicating with mechanical designers and mechanical trades to ensure properly-sized and installed HVAC equipment
  • Airtightness best practices, testing process and checklist

Course Format

All online courses require successful completion of the following components:

  • Attendance for the full duration of the online session

Course Material

There is no textbook for this session. All materials are contained within the presentation during the in-person session. Any supplementary materials provided by the speaker will be emailed to students post-session, if applicable.

Meet the Speaker

Mark Bernhardt

Bernhardt Contracting

Mark is the President of Bernhardt Contracting Ltd., a licensed builder based in Victoria BC. In 2012, Bernhardt Contracting built the first Certified Passive House on Vancouver Island, and has since gone on to build or consult on dozens more. Mark is also a Certified Energy Advisor and Passive House Consultant, and over the past year has spent much of his time helping other builders gear up for Step Code and higher performance buildings.

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