Join UDI on October 30th for a breakfast seminar about the BC Energy Step Code. The morning session will be moderated by Jonathan Meads of StreetSide Developments. He will be joined by Zachary May from the Ministry of Municipal Affairs & Housing, James Higgins of RDH Building Science and Maxwell Sykes from the City of Surrey.
Discover how the BC Energy Step Code has recently been updated to work better and set the path for all new buildings to be net zero ready by 2032.
Find out key updates including:
Recent changes to the BC Energy Step Code for both Part 3 and Part 9 Buildings
A new guide to help wood frame buildings up to six stories meet the Energy Step Code
What's being implemented within the different municipalities in the Lower Mainland and how they are working together to maintain a higher degree of consistency
James Higgins, AScT, works across several groups at RDH, from research and investigation with Building Science Labs, to building enclosure design and construction field review for New Buildings. James helped produce several of BC Housing's guides, including the recently published Builder Guide to the BC Energy Step Code.
ZACHARY MAY Zachary May is the Acting Director of Policy and Codes Development with the Building and Safety Standards Branch. He is a member of the national standing committee for housing and small buildings (Part 9) with the National Research Council and participates in a number of provincial construction-related committees. In his role with the Building and Safety Standards Branch he leads a technical team responsible for developing and maintaining the BC Building Code, including the recently adopted Energy Step Code.
Maxwell Sykes is the City of Surrey's Climate and Energy Manager, Chair of the Step Code Peer Network for Large Local Governments, and Union of BC Municipalities Representative on the Energy Step Code Council. He leads the adoption and implementation of Step Code in Surrey. In his roles as Peer Network Chair and UBCM Representative, Maxwell supports Step Code work in local governments across the Lower Mainland, coordinates education and collaboration opportunities, and communicates between local governments and the Energy Step Code Council.
JONATHAN MEADS (moderator) Jonathan is Senior Development Manager and Sustainability Lead at StreetSide, part of the Qualico Group, where, as well as looking after projects he is on a corporate team developing a nationwide sustainability strategy. He joined StreetSide a year ago after 11 years with Concert as Development & Sustainability Manager. He has worked in both Canada and the UK, with experience in new concrete and wood-frame residential and commercial construction, as well as refurbishment and renewal of existing buildings across all archetypes. Jonathan has a Diploma in Building Studies, a Bachelor of Science with Honours in Building Surveying, he is a Chartered Surveyor and holds his LEED AP designation. Jonathan has been a member of the UDI Building Code and Energy Efficiency Committees for some time and has worked directly with UDI, municipal and provincial staff through the development of the new Building Act and the Energy Step Code. Jonathan continues to remain engaged with the BC Housing and other bodies and remains passionate about building better buildings.