Simplifying complex carbs: examining the Zero Carbon Step Code - Vernon

October 8, 2024 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (PDT)


In the wake of increasingly and impactful severe weather events, the true price of maintaining business as usual has become apparent. Recognizing the shift in home buyers' priorities towards resilience, comfort, and health, Mark Bernhardt of Bernhardt Contracting will provide an exploration of carbon reduction.

This session will dive into the intricacies of the BC Zero Carbon Step Code, what it is, where it stands, why it matters. Armed with comprehensive datasets, he will paint a picture of the current state of the industry and project where it needs to be and when.

The primary focus will be on facilitating a seamless and cost-effective transition for builders, with particular focus on electrical systems and codes. The session aims to showcase practical strategies for right-sizing systems to meet evolving demands. The session will also spotlight specific examples of best practices, helping builders and trades navigate the path toward a sustainable, resilient and healthy future.

Answering Your Questions on Energy Capacity!

Do we have enough electrical capacity to meet densification and CleanBC actions for housing? Is the Zero Carbon Step Code banning gas-fired equipment in housing? Will new homes need to upgrade to 400amp service?

Utility experts will provide insights into common questions around how the Zero Carbon Step Code affects energy delivery capacity and connection processes. Further, this workshop will dive into load management strategies, including strategies to navigate the electrical code, design and technology opportunities, as well as the impact of energy efficiency measures.

The session takes a deep dive into the complexities of the BC Zero Carbon Step Code by showing current state of the industry and how to navigate a cost-effective transition to low carbon housing with local case studies.


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*Thanks to a partnership with NRCAN, we are pleased to extend a 50% discount off registration fees for the upcoming sessions. Use promo code ZeroCarbon!!2024.

Prestige Vernon Hotel
4411 32 St
Vernon, BC V1T 9G8 Canada
October 8, 2024 (8:00 AM - 5:00 PM) (PDT)
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