Driving Demand for ENERGY STAR® Qualified New Homes in BC Webinars & Presentations

These webinars and presentations were delivered by City Green Solutions as part of the Driving Demand for ENERGY STAR® Qualified New Homes in BC program. The date(s) beneath each webinar/presentation title indicate when it was delivered.

Program partners include City Green Solutions, BC Hydro, FortisBC, the Township of Langley, City of New Westminster, City of Surrey, Metro Vancouver Regional District, City of Richmond and the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC. These webinars and presentations were made possible with a financial contribution from Natural Resources Canada.

Introduction for REALTORs®: Home Energy Labels - Add Value & Visibility to Home Listings

29 March 2017

FREE Webinar for Realtors
RateOurHome.ca is an exciting new program being offered by Metro Vancouver that uses home energy labels to bring profile to energy efficient homes. This webinar will:

  • Introduce the RateOurHome.ca website
  • Explain the benefits of RateOurHome.ca to REALTORS® and clients
  • Help you understand different home energy labels like the EnerGuide Rating System and ENERGY STAR® for New Homes
  • Provide tips on how realtors can best explain the features and benefits of energy efficient products and homes to home buyers
  • Introduce the new BC Energy Step Code and the plan for Net Zero Ready homes by 2032

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Introduction to ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Technical User Guide

15 March 2017
14 December 2016

FREE Webinar for Builders
An introduction to the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes -- Technical User Guide and Best Practices. This guide was developed to serve as a tool for service organizations, energy advisors and builders when trying to address and clarify common technical challenges with respect to the Standard.

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Higher R-Value Walls

01 March 2017

FREE Webinar for Builders and Energy Advisors
Climate change concerns and rising cost of energy have led to an increased desire for energy efficiency programs like Energy Star for New Homes and in general increased insulation values in new and existing buildings. The way in which additional thermal insulation is added to framed wall assemblies has an impact to their durability when considered over time. This presentation considers an number of promising wall systems that can meet the requirements for better thermal control.

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Getting Started with the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Initiative

22 February 2017
30 November 2016
19 October 2016

FREE Webinar for Builders
Learn about how to build and market best-in-class energy efficient homes, including:

  • What is an ENERGY STAR Qualified Home
  • How does a Home Become ENERGY STAR Qualified?
  • Minimum Requirements (Airtightness, Insulation, Windows, HRV, Electrical Savings etc.)
  • Benefits of ENERGY STAR for Builders
  • Maximizing the Benefit of Working with an Energy Advisor
  • Understanding Rebates for Builders and Home Buyers
  • Voluntary Disclosure of EnerGuide Rating System and ENERGY STAR labels through www.RateOurHome.ca

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Mid-Construction Blower Door Testing for Builders

15 February 2017
21 September 2016
23 November 2016

FREE Webinar for Builders & Other Stakeholders
Mid-construction blower door tests have been proven to assist builders to achieve better air tightness levels resulting in homes and buildings that are higher performing, more comfortable, and more cost effective to operate. This FREE webinar is aimed at providing a common basis for understanding the benefits and procedures of mid-construction blower door tests to builders and their trades teams. All designers, developers and builders of single family residential homes, townhomes, row homes, and multi-unit residential buildings are encouraged to register. This webinar is also open for other stakeholders to attend.

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Window Energy Performance for Energy Advisors

01 February 2017

FREE Webinar for Energy Advisors
This presentation will address key concepts related to the energy performance of windows with a specific focus on information that will help EAs to be more effective in their role. They will understand the concepts and the vocabulary, be able to recognize valid sources of information, and to discuss fenestration energy performance issues with builders as well as window and door sales persons.

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Reference Guide for Energy Advisors
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Intro to RateOurHome.ca for Builders and Developers

25 October 2016

FREE Webinar for Builders and Developers
RateOurHome.ca aims to increase the number of energy efficient homes in the region and bring profile and exposure to the builders of energy efficient homes.
This FREE webinar will provide builders and developers with an overview of RateOurHome.ca. The following topics will be covered:

  • Concept behind RateOurHome.ca
  • Benefits of RateOurHome.ca for builders
  • Benefit of RateOurHome.ca for homebuyers
  • Introduction to the RateOurHome.ca website
  • Application and Consent Form

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Intro to RateOurHome.ca for Energy Advisors

29 September 2016

FREE Webinar for Energy Advisors
This FREE webinar will provide energy advisors (EAs) and service organizations (SOs) with an overview of the RateOurHome.ca. This webinar is designed for EAs and SOs– future webinars will introduce RateOurHome.ca to municipalities, builders and realtors. Other interested stakeholders are welcome to attend.

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