As an industry, our goal should be to motivate home buyers to demand and purchase energy efficient homes. Building code is helping with this and it is rapidly changing – the new OBC has more changes than ever before. This will continue into 2017 and beyond – with the goal eventually being “net zero” homes – homes that only consume as much energy as they produce. This takes technology, commitment from the building industry and a buy in from the consumer – and it is achievable!!
18% of the energy consumed in Canada is used to operate our homes. Reducing energy consumption is something that each one of us can do. Energy efficient homes will reduce energy consumption over the next 100 years, or for the life of the home. Multiply this by the number of homes that are built each year in Canada, and the energy savings are very significant.
This winter has been a manifestation of the effects of global warming. Our weather patterns are becoming more unpredictable and severe. The time has come for all of us to do what we can to preserve our environment for future generations. We cannot wait for the next guy to do something – the time is NOW, and it must be YOU. If all we all make small changes, we can collectively make a huge difference.
The purpose of these seminars :
• Motivate and educate home buyers to buy energy efficient homes.
• Motivate and educate the realtors to promote energy efficient homes.
• Motivate and educate the builders to build better , more energy efficient, more comfortable, healthier and durable homes.
Topics to be covered:
• OBC 2012 and 2017 changes: The New Reality
• Energuide rating system and Energy Star for New Homes Update
• Challenges in Selling Energy Efficient Homes
• What are the benefits of Better Building Components
• Educating Homebuyers and Developing a Communications Strategy
• Return on Investment for Energy Efficiency
GET THE FACTS from Canada’s leading experts in Building Science, Energy Efficiency and Indoor Air Quality.
Tex McLeod – W.M. Tex McLeod is a successful developer with more than 25 years experience in housing. With this experience, Tex stands out as one of Canada’s leading presenters on energy, housing and indoor air quality. He has developed training materials for organizations such as CMHC, EnerQuality, OBOA, The Atlantic Home Warranty Program and Ontario First Nations Technical Services.
Andrew Oding, LEED AP, CEA – Andrew is a Building Science Associate with Building Knowledge Canada with over 25 years of experience in the residential construction industry. Andrew is a recognized Building Science Trainer with the Government of Canada – Office of Energy Efficiency, Building Science Specialist (University of Toronto), a Certified Energy Evaluator (CEE), LEED Accredited Professional (AP) and certified HRAI/HVAC designer and commissioner.