Energy Save New West is pleased to announce a limited number of subsidies for local New Westminster builders and tradespersons to attend BCIT’s CESA 1500 – High Performance Building Course.

This five-day course provides the knowledge and practical hands-on skills that home builders, trades, and designers need to build to the Passive House standard; an internationally recognized ultra-low energy standard.

This course focuses on building enclosure optimization and provides a foundation in passive house principles, while stressing the importance of construction fundamentals and proper sequencing and using a variety of materials.  An introduction to heat recovery ventilators (HRVs) is also provided.

The course will be offered in the High-Performance Building Lab at BCIT which has been developed to provide training on effective delivery of high-efficiency envelope building techniques. The lab offers training in buildings as a system, including methods pertaining to building envelope wall assembly, air-tightness testing and HRVs.

The total cost of the course for local builders and trades is $865.90 which is a 50% savings.  Of note, the subsidy is only available for up to eight (8) local New Westminster participants.

The CESA 1500 is being offered on the following dates:

October 2nd to 5th, 2017 (Monday to Friday)

If you’re interested in learning more about the course, please visit BCIT’s dedicated webpage CESA 1500 – High Performance Building Course.

Or, If you have any questions please do not hesitate to contact Energy Save New West at 604.515.3818 or via email.