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Canada Super-E® house training attracts industry professionals

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

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

September 29, 2016

Practical training at UFV

Practical training at UFV

The 12th Annual Advanced Technology Construction Training (ATCT) was held at the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) in Chilliwack, BC, Canada.  This year’s program was from July 5 to 15 and totalled 22 professionals (6 architects, 10 WFC builders, 4 building material distributors a university professor and a university student).  This year’s program focussed on energy efficient wood frame house technology called ‘Super-E’ in collaboration with Super E Office/Energy Efficient Exporters Alliance (EEEA) and UFV.

Participants build two mock-ups based on Super-E technology.

Participants build two mock-ups based on Super-E technology.

As part of the training, participants studied Super-E house technology concentrating on air-tightness, insulation and ventilation systems and built two mock up houses focussing on Super-E technology systems.  According to survey results, participants were very happy with the overall course content and practicality.

Theory lecture class being provided by EEEA

Theory lecture class being provided by EEEA

At the end of the course, 20 of the participants applied and wrote the exam for the Super-E Designate license.  All 20 applicants passed successfully and will receive the certificate and official Super-E Designate number from Super-E Office in November.

After the training, Mr. Choi, president of a design and building company, said, “the Super-E house technology is definitely suitable to the Korean construction market because it is cheaper than

Group photo after the completion of the course

Group photo after the completion of the course

the Passive House system and easy to achieve the efficient energy performance especially for wood frame house. I will try to persuade my client to design and build a Super-E house in the near future.”