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Engineers & Geoscientists British Columbia present PROFESSIONAL PRACTICE GUIDELINES: WHOLE BUILDING ENERGY MODELLING
October 4, 2018 @ 8:00 am - 12:15 pm
The Joint Architectural Institute of BC and Engineers Geoscientists BC Professional Practice Guidelines, Whole Building Energy Modelling Services has been released and constitutes the standard of practice to be followed in the provision of energy modelling services by engineers and architects on all types and sizes of buildings. These guidelines provide guidance on the provision of services pertaining to building energy performance modelling and analysis, including but not limited to the responsibilities of members of a design team providing building energy modelling services. They also address considerations that apply when hiring or evaluating the qualifications and/or work of a qualified modeller.
The presentation on these guidelines would cover minimum qualifications, professional practice, roles and responsibilities, and quality assurance for projects that involve whole building energy modelling in new and existing buildings.
Engineers and Geoscientists BC is represented in the BC Energy Step Code Council and local governments have started to reference Step Code requirements within their jurisdictions. The second presentation will cover the BC Energy Step Code updates, state of play in the adoption of the Step Code, applicable resources, training available, and local government programs and procedures related to the implementation of the Step Code.
City of Vancouver has made Energy Efficiency Updates to the Vancouver Building Bylaw and Rezoning Policy. This includes aligning the energy requirements for high-rise residential and commercial buildings with Step 2 of the Step Code, effective June 3, 2019, and with the Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings and Step 3, effective June 1, 2021. In addition to bylaw and policy-related updates, this presentation will provide an overview of the version 2.0 of City of Vancouver’s Energy Modelling Guidelines has been released where a number of updates including infiltration requirements have been made.
In addition to these presentations, this session will draw from case studies to showcase innovative and practical solutions to achieve low-energy buildings, with a limited number of Passive House and BC Energy Step Code compliant buildings that are complete or in construction. The focus of the presentation will be on energy modelling of Part 3 buildings under the new BC Energy Step Code, and how building design is involved in meeting the new requirements. The presentation will cover the basic Step Code requirements, focusing on Part 3 buildings in Climate Zone 4.
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