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BC Ministers Commemorate the Successful Certification of Super-E® Houses at Gapyeong Canada Village in a Super-E® Plaque Unveiling Ceremony

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

Program Manager / Market Development & Market Access, Canada Wood Korea

May 2, 2018

Bruce Ralston, Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology, and George Chow, Minister of State for Trade, unveiled Super-E® plaque in a visit to Gapyeong Canada Village to recognize and to commemorate the successful completion and certification of Super-E® House and Super-E® Net-Zero House on January 26, 2018. The two ministers were visiting Korea with BC’s Premier John Horgan on a 10 day trade mission to Korea, China and Japan aimed at expanding the BC’s economic ties.

The two certified Super-E® Houses at the Village mark the 3rd and 4th Super-E® Houses and the first one by a crown corporation GICO, who are developing the largest wood frame housing complex in Korea in joint venture with a private sector partner Dreamsite Korea (DSK). GICO and DSK has set aside the Block 9 of the complex with 13 lots for construction of high performance homes built to Super-E® and Super-E® Net-Zero Standards and the first 2 housed were completed as show homes.

Canada Wood has been providing technical supports and site visits for the Canada Village Project since the inception of the project and recently, as per the MOU signed between the GICO-DSK and Super-E® Office/Energy Efficient Exporters’ Alliance (EEEA), in July 2017, CWK and EEEA have been focusing on providing design and construction solutions for high performance homes based on the Super-E® Standards, the export version of R-2000 Standard developed by the Natural Resources Canada.