B.C. is moving toward net-zero buildings by 2032 and Step Code is a big part of this paradigm shift. Life Cycle Management Lab Professors of UBC wanted to introduce their students to Step code, so on Friday, October 25th our Principal Navid traveled to Kelowna to give a day-long workshop to a group of 20 engineering grad students and postdocs. He covered Step Code basics and requirements, design strategies, and facilitated an energy modeling group exercise. The students had a lot of passion for high performance buildings and were keen to learn about why the province is implementing an Envelope-First approach with Step Code.
If you also want to know more about Step Code, check out their website: https://energystepcode.ca/how-it-works/