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The first intensive Super-E® training in Korea concluded

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

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

September 9, 2019

The first intensive Super-E® training was concluded in Korea as a joint effort by Dankook University (DKU) and Canada Wood Korea (CWK). A total of 31 professional builders and architects graduated from the course and our exit survey shows that all participants have gained a high level of competency in planning, designing and building a Super-E® house. The training would not have happened without the generous support from the Super-E® office in Canada, and the Korea Wood Construction Association (KWCA) and its member companies.

The curriculum and course development was the product of numerous meetings and calls between involved planning teams and experts. The refined course consisted of a half-day classroom lecture and a half-day practical job site training. Students were able to visit Korea’s first certified Super-E® house, built in 2008.

The Super-E® training is more advanced than training programs delivered in Korea as it focuses not only on energy efficiency but also on durability, quality, comfort and economy for wood-frame housing. Canadian Super-E® technology fits well with the Korean market’s need for building healthier and more energy-efficient homes.

In March 2019, the demonstration house for the Maple Village Development Project in the City of Yongin-si, Gyeonggi-do Province, was completed by CASE Archiplatform. It integrates off-site wood-frame prefabrication and Super-E® certification, making the house cost- and energy-efficient. The project is just the first of 20 single-family detached houses to be built.

Construction has also started on Canada Wood’s Dagagu house demo project in Incheon, Korea, which aims to be built to Super-E® standard.

What is Super-E®?

Super-E® was specifically developed as an export version of its domestic R-2000 Program by Natural Resources Canada. Super-E® is a solution to the challenge of delivering a high-quality, comfortable, energy-efficient and healthy housing standard.