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Meeting the Ever-Increasing Requirements for Energy Efficiency: Forward-Looking 21 Korean Builders, Designers and Distributors Participate 11 Day Super-E® Training in Canada

Tae Hwang

By Tae Hwang

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

October 2, 2017

Participants attending Super E lecture at UFV Chilliwack

The Advanced Technology Construction Training in Canada in its 13rd year was planned and delivered successfully from July 4 and July 14, 2017 in collaboration with the Super-E® Office/Energy Efficient Exporters Alliance (EEEA), the University of the Fraser Valley (UFV) and Canada Wood Korea at the UFV’s Chilliwack Campus.

Participants enjoying some hands on training at UFV Chilliwack

The extensive training program, totally revamped 2 years ago to focus on transfer of technology and expertise needed for design and construction of above code high performance Super-E® House (known as R-2000 home in Canada), consists of lectures and special lectures by guest speakers, hands-on practical training, site visits and testing and demonstrations, which were made possible by combination of best Canadian experts, training facility and construction sites not available in Korea.

21 participants – 8 architects including a professor, 9 builders and prefabricators, 2 material importer/distributor, 1 architecture student and 1 Korea Wood Construction Association’s 5 Star Program manager – studied hard and all of them passed the test to qualify for “Super-E® Designate” and even 3 participants scored 100.

But it was not all work, participants also enjoyed their stay in Chilliwack surrounded by tall mountains, rivers and lakes and good weather throughout the course enjoying outdoor activities like walking, cycling, canoeing, golfing and socializing with others drinking BC wine in the cool evenings.