Training and Certification
To help ensure the quality of retrofits in British Columbia, the province is considering working with industry to expand training opportunities and establish an accreditation for Certified Retrofit Professionals.
This would both increase our capacity for clean growth and enhance consumer confidence in retrofits. It would cover key trades and services, including professionals in heating, ventilation and air conditioning, as well as windows and insulation.
The province is also considering expanding Energy Step Code (ESC) training efforts and helping local governments adopt the ESC. Training would favour hands-on activities and would be targeted to key roles such as the construction trades, energy modellers and building inspectors.
- What gaps are there in current training opportunities to support the retrofit and construction industry in shifting to high performance buildings?