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Province announces funding to support training in the construction of high-performance homes

Vancouver, British Columbia. April 22, 2016 – Just ahead of Earth Day, the Government of British Columbia announced yesterday that $1.4 million from the Innovative Clean Energy (ICE) Fund will go towards programs for homeowners to reduce their home energy consumption, and will support industry training in the construction of high-performance, energy efficient homes.

From this fund, $100,000 will go towards subsidizing courses offered by Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Home Builders’ Association (CHBA) in three national high-performance building standards: ENERGY STAR for New Homes, R-2000, and Net Zero Energy (NZE) Homes Builder Training.

“With this funding, more builders and renovators who want to develop their skills in high-performance building standards will be able to access the necessary training and courses,” said Neil Moody, CEO of the Canadian Home Builders’ Association of British Columbia. “We're excited to see the Province of British Columbia support this initiative, and we encourage both industry and homeowners to take advantage of this opportunity.”

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