Building Science for New Homes

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This course meets the requirements for Builder Qualifications as set out by the Homeowner Protection Act. This course is approved for 24 Group A CPD points.
Do you understand technical aspects of building quality, energy efficient homes that meet industry standards?
This course provides an overview of building science issues and sound business practices. This course is required to become a certified R-2000* or ENERGYSTAR® builder, and the suggested course for participating in the EnerGuide for New Homes and Built Green® programs.
  • Current science behind building quality, energy efficient homes
  • Taught by Certified Energy Advisors
  • Compulsory for R-2000 and ENERGYSTAR® builders
  • Advanced framing techniques and ventilation solutions that save money
  • Includes a copy of the CHBA Builders' Manual to have at your fingertips/on the job
*EnerGuide, ENERGYSTAR® and R-2000 are official marks of Natural Resources Canada and used with permission.
Two-days in-class session (no online module)
CHBA Builders' Manual
Binder: "Building Science for New Homes"
CHBA BC Member $699.00
Non-Member $899.00
Course Format:
Participants receive the course materials at the seminar and spend two days in classroom instruction. There is no online component for this course.
An in-class, open book exam is written in the afternoon and is marked by the instructor. A pass mark of 80% is required to be successful in the course. If a mark between 65-79% is achieved, a fee ($60 plus tax) is charged to re-write. A candidate is given the opportunity to re-write a maximum of two (2) times before having to retake the course. Candidates who score less than 65% on the initial examination will not be given the opportunity to re-write the examination and will have to retake the course (no discount will be given). 

The Canadian Home Builders' Association of BC wishes to acknowledge BC Housing for the support and sponsorship in the development of the Building Science for New Homes course.


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