Single Family Home Built Green Checklist Update

Built Green provided an update on the new EnerGuide Rating System v.15 as it pertains to Single Family home certification. As previously communicated, Built Green Canada is updating their requirements to reflect the needs of industry based on industry consultation.

Based on recent feedback from industry and discussion with NRCan, Built Green will be extending the transition period through March 31, 2017.

This means that as of April 1, 2017 only HOT2000 v.11 and the ERS v.15 (GJ/year) will be used for certification with Built Green Canada.

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Alberta Government Announces New Apprenticeship Support Program

A new unemployed apprentice training program was announced by the government on October 20. A total of $1.5 million will be made available to assist as many as 1,500 eligible apprentices during the 2016-17 academic year. Eligible apprentices will receive $1,000 to help reduce financial barriers and support them to progress towards their journeyperson certification.

To receive the award, eligible apprentices must not be working in their trade and must have successfully completed their first period of technical training. They must also be registered for technical training at a post-secondary institution or other training partner. Apprentices who meet the criteria will be identified and contacted by government. The award will be distributed to eligible apprentices starting in January 2017.

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Innovations in Construction Forum

The Innovations in Construction Forum 2-day program is focused on providing delegates with insights and skills that improve leadership, stakeholder relations, and best practices. Esteemed speakers from local and international construction, engineering, and academic communities will deliver engaging presentations, host panel discussions, and offer interactive workshop sessions.


For more details please read their flyer here.