Selling High Performance BUILT GREEN® Homes Workshop
The Kamloops & District Real Estate Association is presenting the Selling High Performance BUILT GREEN® Homes Workshop by Built Green Canada. Though created for realtors, it's relevant to all those involved with sustainable building practices. We would like to invite you to attend.
As sustainable building practices continue to increase, more and more high performance homes are coming onto the market and reflected in Multiple Listing Services. Meanwhile, the demand for sustainably-built, third-party certified homes continues to increase and is reflected in the 2018 Homebuyer Preference Study, conducted by the Canadian Home Builders’ Association National and AVID Ratings:
- 67% of homeowners say a high performance home is a “must have”;
- 44% said low-flow toilets are a “must have”, while ratings show other water-efficient features to be important to homebuyers as well—in-demand sustainable features go beyond energy efficiency;
- 57% say home certification is a “must have”;
- 26% “really want” certification—only 4% feel it isn’t important.
As real estate agents, it is important to understand the green features and the added value these offer to you and the homebuyers you work with, all the while being aware of the liabilities associated with providing false or misleading information.
During this workshop, Built Green Canada will provide an overview of the increased building regulations builders are faced with, the features of a sustainably-built BUILT GREEN® home, and the advantages for the homeowner. As well, courtesy of Blue House Energy, four online modules will be delivered, covering four key areas of a high performance home including: Building Components, House as a System, Indoor Air Quality, and Healthy Housing.
Wednesday, February 6, 2019
9:00 a.m. – 12 noon
Sandman Signature Hotel in Kamloops
This workshop is eligible for 3 PDP credits.
Built Green Canada is a national, industry-driven non-profit organization committed to working with members of the residential building and development industry interested in responsible sustainability practices. Built Green’s programs include energy efficiency and go beyond, taking a more holistic approach to sustainable building practices—an approach that includes the preservation of natural resources, reduction of pollution, ventilation and air quality, and the improvement of home durability. Builders have worked with the organization to complete over 32,240, BUILT GREEN® certified homes represented in Alberta, British Columbia, Saskatchewan, and Ontario—including the units in multi-storey projects, the total is over 35,675.
Blue House Energy is a company committed to the delivery of online, on-demand courses in building science and energy efficiency for trades, renovators, contractors, and home performance professionals. The four modules are part of Construction Technology for BUILT GREEN®, a course that places heavy emphasis on building science and building better and addresses the house as a system concept; the role of sustainable development in construction; how building science affects building durability and occupant comfort; the signs, symptoms, and solutions for good indoor air quality; building envelope details and how they control or contribute to heat, air, and moisture flows; and mechanical systems. In total, there are 14 online modules, each with a downloadable study guide to accompany the online learning program. For those interested in taking the entire course, a 30 percent discount is available for $276.50 plus tax (regular rate is $395.00 plus tax). Discount code available through Built Green Canada.
About the presenter: representing Built Green Canada, Gilles Lesage, owner of Total Home Solutions Inc., has been a Home Inspector since 2004. He was a RHI and active CAHPI member practicing in Manitoba. In 2005, he decided to become a certified energy advisor as the two industries seemed to fit well together. After initial certification, he continued to get certified with New Home Construction as well as Multiple Unit Residential Buildings. In 2011, Gilles moved to Kelowna to pursue the same course of business with home inspections and energy efficiency evaluations. This led to more involvement with provincial programs and now BC building code for Energy Efficiency with New Home Construction. Gilles has been instructing and training new prospective home inspectors as well as Energy Advisors since 2013. He is currently an Accredited Home Inspector, Registered Energy Advisor with Level 1 Thermal Imaging and HRAI ventilation installation certifications.