British Columbia Building Envelope Council (Victoria) – Luncheon: Provincial Government Energy Efficiency Policies & Regulations

Provincial government representatives will speak to the Clean Energy Act (CEA) and a number of regulations that support improved energy efficiency of building envelopes for new and existing buildings. The province’s Energy Efficiency Branch is responsible for the Energy Efficiency Act, which includes regulations for windows, doors, glazing assemblies and various energy using equipment. Andrew Pape-Salmon P.Eng., director of the Energy Efficiency Branch, will present the policy background for these regulations under the CEA and the 2007 Energy Plan, seek input on compliance issues for windows and glazing assemblies, and present a proposal to improve compliance through administrative penalties. The provincial Building and Safety Standards Branch of the Office of Housing and Construction Standards is responsible for the BC Building Code, safety standards and other areas. Jarrett Hutchinson, manager of Building Policy and Codes Development, and Senior Policy Analyst John Nicol will outline the province’s process for developing new energy requirements for Part 3 and Part 9 buildings. There will also be a summary of the fall 2011 public review on housing energy efficiency and affordability issues, along with an overview of national energy efficiency proposals for housing, the latter being the subject of a public review in January 2012 by the Canadian Codes Centre. It all takes place Wednesday, January 18,  2012 from 12:00 noon to 1:30 p.m. at Harbour Towers, 345 Quebec Street, Victoria. To register, go to

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