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January 18, 2012 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
About the Presenters:
Jarrett Hutchinson is the Manager of Building Policy and Codes Development for the Province of British Columbia. In his experience with multiple levels of government, Jarrett has actively worked with the development, interpretation, application and enforcement of codes and standards at municipal, provincial and national level. In addition to being a LEED®AP he is a Canadian Registered Building Official.
John Nicol is a Senior Policy Analyst with the Office of Housing and Construction Standards and is the project leader for Part 9 housing energy requirements as well as working on the current project to modernize the building regulatory system. John studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario and spent 20 years as a broadcast journalist and program manager with CBC. He also has an extensive background in strategic planning and executing public and stakeholder engagement activities.
Andrew Pape-Salmon P.Eng., MRM is the Director of the Energy Efficiency Branch with the Ministry of Energy and Mines, and responsible for energy efficiency provisions under the Clean Energy Act and standards under the Energy Efficiency Act, including requirements for windows, glazing and doors. He also provides oversight for the LiveSmart BC: Efficiency Incentive Program, leads the Ministry’s industrial energy efficiency strategy and promotes clean energy solutions for remote and First Nation communities.
About the Topic : Three provincial representatives will present the government’s Clean Energy Act (CEA) and a number of regulations that support improved energy efficiency of building envelopes for new and existing buildings. The Energy Efficiency Branch is responsible for the Energy Efficiency Act which includes regulations for windows, doors and glazing assemblies (presented at November BCBEC luncheon), along with various energy using equipment. Andrew will present the policy background for those regulations under the CEA and the 2007 Energy Plan, seek input from the audience on compliance issues for windows and glazing assembles and present a proposal to improve compliance through administrative penalties. The 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 and John will present the Province’s process for developing new energy requirements for Part 3 and Part 9 buildings. John will also summarize the fall 2011 public review on housing energy efficiency and affordability issues and provide 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.