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Advancing Energy Efficiency in New Construction – Seminar

VRBA is holding an energy efficiency seminar the morning of Tuesday Oct 16 at the Hotel Grand Pacific. We strongly support education and training so the seminar is free for one person per VRBA member company. However, there are  limited seats available.  This seminar has been approved by BC Housing, Licensing and Consumer Services for 3 […]

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A Solution to Skilled Trades Shortages

Skilled trades shortages are growing as baby boomers retire and housing starts increase. In response, government and industry representatives often set up booths overseas trying to attract trades to Canada. However there is another solution right here in our community, that might inject thousands of students into the construction industry. We have vast numbers of […]

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VRBA Seminar May 11 – Achieving Performance in BC’s New Step Code

Victoria Residential Builders Association Presents a Free Morning Seminar for Members – this seminar has been approved for 4 CPD credits for Licensed Builders by BC Licensing and Consumer Services for approval of CPD credits. Achieving Performance in BC’s New Step Code 8:00 am            Coffee & Welcome – Casey Edge, VRBA 8:15 am            Introduction to […]

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Built Green Presentation – April 12

VRBA’s April Dinner meeting will feature a presentation by Built Green Canada on their new renovation program and other changes. Built Green is giving away a $350 Thermodrain in a draw. This presentation has been approved for 1 CPD credit for licensed builders. Following the Built Green presentation, provincial election candidates will each offer 10 […]

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New Education Standard Benefits Consumers, Climate

As of July 4, 2016, owner builders in BC are required to pass an exam on home building basics. The exam includes building envelope, a critical component of ensuring energy efficiency in today’s new homes. Decades ago, homes experienced 10+ air changes per hour – a time when climate change was less of a concern. […]

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New Education Standard Benefits Consumers, Climate

As of July 4, 2016, owner builders in BC are required to pass an exam on home building basics. The exam includes building envelope, a critical component of ensuring energy efficiency in today’s new homes. Decades ago, homes experienced 10+ air changes per hour – a time when climate change was less of a concern. […]

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Leadership Builds Our Community

BC recently implemented Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for licensing new home builders. Our association supported this initiative for professionalism, consumer protection and to create a formal career path for young people. This is a first in Canada, and we have worked hard to improve access to government-approved CPD seminars. For example, we encouraged industry and […]

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CALUC Best Practices Best for BC

At a meeting of the CRD’s Housing Action Team, a rep from the Downtown Residents Association presented the Terms of Reference and Best Practices for Community Association Land Use Committees (CALUC), expected by the City of Victoria during the development application process.  Membership Best Practice: “Anyone who is interested in their neighbourhood and who is […]

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Free Seminar On Energy Efficiency for VRBA Members

Victoria Residential Builders Association Presents a Free Morning Seminar for Members – this seminar has been pre-approved for 3 Continuing Professional Development credits by the HPO for licenced builders in BC Advancing Energy Efficiency in Home Construction 8:30    Coffee 8:40    Welcome and Introduction – Casey Edge, Victoria Residential Builders Association 8:45    Where are the codes and […]

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Prepare for 2016 at VRBA Crystal Ball

Are you ready for 2016? Hear from experts at VRBA’s Crystal Ball Housing Forecast, Wednesday, January 13, from 6 pm to 9:30 pm (includes dinner) at the Royal Colwood Golf Club. Speakers include: Cameron Muir, Chief Economist, BC Real Estate Association Eric Bond, Senior Market Analyst, Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation Wendy Moreton, President, Victoria Real […]

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