Building Science Spring Training Camp 2017 – An Amazing Success!

Wrap-Up – Advanced Building Science and Practical Application

The 2017 Spring Camp; Advanced Building Science and Practical application, took place on April 23 to April 25th at Hidden Valley Resort in Huntsville Ontario.

This year’s sold-out camp gave attendees three days of intense, back-to-back building science presentations, touching on topics from Net Zero Housing, insulating and designing highly insulated roof assemblies to marketing net zero housing and mechanical design for high performance buildings. Presenters, experts and panelist came from across North America such as Susanne Shelton, John Straube, Samuel Rashkin, Joe Lstiburek, Sonja Winkelman, Robin Sinha, Tex Mcleod, Steve Kemp and Building Knowledge’s own Gord Cooke and Andy Oding. read more

Spring 2017 Newsletter

The Spring 2017 Building Knowledge Canada Newsletter has arrived! As always there’s a lot happening in the Canadian Building industry this season.

Find tips on how to flash a window, three ways to meet SB-12 to get your building permit, ENERGY STAR® For New Homes updates and more!
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SB12 Performance Path or ENERGY STAR® Compliance: A better home at a lower cost (it’s possible!) 

It is now possible to design, construct and warranty homes that are more energy efficient than the minimum building code (and homes that are more comfortable) and at less cost than prescriptive building code measures would dictate. There are now three ways of meeting and exceeding  the new energy efficiency levels within the 2017 SB-12 standards with each alternative providing more flexibility and cost effectiveness than the default (and often difficult) prescriptive path. The Building Knowledge Canada team has been working with numerous designers and builders across Ontario reducing the energy use of their home designs to meet new building code standards –and doing it at no extra cost! read more