Mark your calendars – three live events and one online event coming up soon!

 Nov 7th – online webinar 

Nov 9th – AGM

Nov 29th – Energy Efficiency seminar

Jan 16th – Crystal Ball Housing Forecast



 Builders Council presents an energy efficiency webinar via Zoom called Understanding and Achieving Step Code 5 on Nov 7, 2022 (postponed from Oct 19th) from 12:00 noon to 1:00 pm. Municipalities like Victoria and Saanich are continuing to fast-track Step Code and builders must be prepared.   

The presentation by Dave Turnbull, Licensed Energy Advisor will include:

  • What are the targets for Step Code 5
  • Where do builders struggle reaching Step Code 5
  • How an Integrated Design Process (IDP) can help
  • Case Study / Example
  • Q&A

 All VRBA members are welcome to attend this webinar! To receive the Zoom link, contact

 There is no charge to attend and the webinar has been approved by BC Housing, Licensing and Consumer Services for one CPD credit.



VRBA’s Annual General Meeting will take place on Wednesday, November 9 at the Hotel Grand Pacific.

Notice is Hereby Given that the annual general meeting of shareholders of the Association will be held at the Hotel Grand Pacific, 463 Belleville St, Victoria, BC on November 9, 2022 at 11:15 am for the following purposes:

(1)        to receive and consider the report of the directors, and the financial statements of the Association for the financial year ended June 30, 2022;

  • to swear-in previously elected directors;
  • to conduct the following special business:
    • to propose a membership fee increase of $50 effective July 1, 2023; and
    • to transact such further or other business as may properly come before the meeting.


11:15 am – Reception

11:30 am – Welcome and Review 2021/22 Financial Report

11:45 am – Round Table Intros & Lunch

12:15 pm – President’s Awards; Swear-In Board of Directors

12:30 pm – Speaker: Jim Baker, Senior Codes Analyst, BC Building and Safety Standards  

1:30 pm – Adjourn

 Members: $45 + GST

Non-members: $75 + GST

 To reserve your seat, contact


VRBA is holding a seminar called “Communicating the Value of Energy Efficient Homes” which includes upcoming changes by the BC government requiring Step Code 3 by year-end.

This full day seminar, including lunch, will be Tuesday, November 29 at 8:30 am at the Hotel Grand Pacific in Victoria and is sponsored by FortisBC.

The seminar will include topics ranging from “A Technical Review of the BC Code and Energy Requirements” to “Identifying the Many Features and Benefits of High Performance Homes.”  More information on the seminar is here and will be of interest to home builders, their sales teams, designers and real estate professionals.

Cost: $40 for the first VRBA/VREB/VICA member & $25 for each additional member of your crew/office/sales team

The cost is $100 for non-members.

Space is limited. To register contact This seminar has been approved for 5 CPD credits for Builder Licensing by BC Housing, Licensing & Consumer Services.


VRBA’s Annual Crystal Ball Housing Forecast will present housing industry expectations for 2023.

Topics include employment, interest rates, housing sales, new construction and much more.

Monday, January 16, 2023

11:30 am to 2:00 pm, Hotel Grand Pacific

Presentations by

Don’t miss this opportunity to plan your business in 2023!

Cost: $60 plus GST (lunch included) for VRBA & VREB members

Non-members – $100

This meeting will be submitted to BC Housing, Licensing and Consumer Services for CPD approval.

Space is limited. To register contact