PIBC Fraser Valley Chapter Presents: Growing Housing in a Tight Market – Trends, Opportunities and Challenges
April 5th 2017
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM PST

CMHC Presents A Three Part Discussion on…

1. Market Analysis : Overview of the BC economy and an update on new housing construction, the resale home market and the rental market in the Fraser Valley. Plus, a demonstration of the Housing Market Information on Portal which provides comprehensive housing market data and information on on national, provincial and local data, including specific cities and neighbourhoods.

Presented by: Sandy Besporstov, Market Analyst

2. Affordable Rental Innovation on Fund: CMHC’s Affordable Rental Innovation Fund looks to invests in projects that incorporate new designs and/or financing model(s) to enhance the affordability of developments. The goal of the fund is to encourage new funding models and innovative building techniques in the rental housing sector that will revolutionize rental housing moving forward.

Presented by: Lance Jakubec, Innovation Fund Consultant

3. SEED Funding Program: CMHC Seed Funding program provides financial assistance to support activities that will help facilitate the creation of new affordable housing units and assist existing housing projects to remain viable and affordable. The funding program helps cover some of the soft costs associated with the development and preservation of affordable housing projects.

Presented by: Rob Jaswal, Affordable Housing Consultant


BC Building Act - Getting To Know the New Energy Step Code Provisions…

The BC Climate Leadership Plan established a target for all new buildings to be “Net Zero Ready” by 2032. How will we get there? Many industry professionals and planners are excited by the opportunities in the new Energy Step Code, which gives local governments strong new powers. This session will explore how to apply the Energy Step Code in your community, including:

- What do different Steps in the Energy Step Code look and feel like?
- What are the cost savings and cost premiums of building to different Steps?
- How do energy advisors ensure quality building envelopes (which is the basis of the Step Code)?
- What aspects of quality, healthy homes, energy labelling and Step Code appeal to homebuyers?
- How does Energy Step Code align with other standards like LEED, Built Green, Energy Star?
- What Steps are already getting built in BC, where, and why?
- What policies have local governments been using to advance energy efficiency (and Step Code equivalents) over the past 5 years?
- Where do I start to step on the Step Code in my community?
Presented by: Brendan McEwen, Sustainability Manager at the City of Richmond.


When: Wednesday, April 5, 2017
9:30 am to 1:00 pm (registration begins at 9:00 am)
Where: Clearbrook Library Meeting Room, 32320 George Ferguson Way, Abbotsford, BC


Attendance qualifies for 3.0 (Organized and Structured) Learning Units of PIBC CPL/CPD


Lunch is provided at the end of the sessions where there will be an opportunity for networking.

Registration Fees (Fees are subject to 5% GST)
PIBC Member: $50
Non-Member: $60


Please REGISTER here:http://www.cvent.com/d/z5qj35


All registrations are final. No refunds or cancellations are permitted; however, in the event that a registrant is not able to attend, substitution of a different attendee may be accepted if arranged in advance. Any registrant requiring substitution should contact PIBC by April 3, 2017.

Deadline for registration is March 31st, 2017.


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