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Know Your Code: A Primer on SB-12 2017

September 21, 2016
20 Upjohn Road, Toronto

Packed into a half day workshop with one of the country’s leading building science consultants, Gord Cooke analyzes changes to the new 2017 Ontario Building Code that will require all new houses to reach new performance levels of energy efficiency.

This workshop will compare 2012 to 2017 OBC SB-12 changes, including reviews of critical energy changes and key non-energy related changes, alternatives, trade-offs, and an exploration of challenges and opportunities.

Discover for yourself how OBC 2017 fits into the path of continual improvement.  Understand how the competition will be building in 2017.  Develop strategies for meeting requirements and consumer expectations in a cost-effective way, including the cost benefits of building to a higher ENERGY STAR standard.


Wednesday, September 21, 2016, 8:30am-11:30am
BILD Awards Hall, 20 Upjohn Road, Toronto
Cost: Early Bird (HBA members): $89+ HST
Cost: Early Bird (NON-members): $119+ HST


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Gord Cooke

Gord Cooke, President of Building Knowledge Canada and Air Solutions, is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years of experience in the low and high-rise residential building industry. An educator, industry consultant, and much sought after presenter, Gord has a unique talent for taking the building science issues that he sees in the field, and presenting them in an easily understood and practical real-world manner.  He has particular expertise in applied building science, energy efficient housing initiatives, innovative HVAC systems, ventilation, and Indoor Air Quality (IAQ). Gord has developed and delivered a multitude of workshops in these fields as well as a sales and marketing course for builders and real estate agents to help them best promote the features and benefits of high performance houses. Gord shares his insights with passion and wit, as he advocates better building practices, and methods for improving IAQ and energy efficiency in new and existing homes. Combining solid building science with his training and technical background, his presentations and workshops have been requested by builders, contractors, and building conferences across North America. He was chair of the CSA F280 Technical Committee on Sizing Residential Heating and Cooling Systems, and a member of the ENERGY STAR® for New Homes Technical Advisory Committee. He is a regular contributor of articles to industry publications.

Interested participants can register online.

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