FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Residential Construction

CHBAVI Vancouver Island Building Industry Awards (VIBI) | CHBA Vancouver Island

Requirements
    This award recognizes a new home / project / community that integrates strategies and technologies that contribute to the efficient use of energy to reduce overall energy consumption.
Fields
  • Project Name
  • Is this Project on Vancouver Island?
  • Digital Images
    Up to eight (8) digital images which will include one each of the following:
    ▪ The individual meter closet, if applicable
    ▪ High-efficiency heating and cooling system
    ▪ Hot-water heating system
    ▪ Energy Star appliances, windows, and doors (or proof of purchase)
    ▪ The remaining pictures should show images that best represent energy efficiency and design
  • Digital Floorplans
  • Upload Permission Form
  • Marketing Description
    Summary of the project
  • Project Description: Energy Conservation
    Promotion of energy conservation by utilizing individual metering. Natural gas must be used in the home/project but may also include one or more of the following: • Hydronic heating • Electricity • Water

    • Bullet form is recommended.
    • The text you submit must specifically state how it meets the category criteria.
    • Project Description: High-efficiency Appliances and Lighting
      Inclusion of high-efficiency appliances to promote conservation of energy, such as: • High-efficiency water-heating system • Natural gas space heating equipment must be high efficiency or condensing technology • Electrical appliances must be highest tier Energy Star-rated • Fireplaces must have EnerChoice rating • Installation of high-efficiency lighting (hard-wired LED or CFL)

      • Bullet form is recommended.
      • The text you submit must specifically state how it meets the category criteria.
    • Project Description: HVAC Considerations
      Reduce HVAC energy requirements through passive design using the building elements (incl. architectural, structural, envelope and passive mechanical) to minimize energy consumption and improve thermal comfort.

      • Bullet form is recommended.
      • The text you submit must specifically state how it meets the category criteria.
      • Project Description: Additional Energy-Efficient Features
        Entry will also be judged on general criteria such as: • Waste reduction, recycling, reuse and efficient use of materials • Water conservation, storm water protection/management and situation control • Minimize energy in construction and use, and/or use of alternative energy sources • Setting and meeting performance targets (Built Green BC, R-2000 Standard, EnerGuide Rating 80 or higher or LEED-qualified high-energy efficiency) • Sales and marketing material to promote the energy efficiency aspects of the project and the benefits to prospective purchasers.

        • Bullet form is recommended.
        • The text should show how you specifically meet the criteria
      • Project Description: Design
        Innovative, functional, creative and aesthetically appealing design.

        • Bullet form is recommended.
        • The text should show how you specifically meet the criteria
      Criteria
      Criterion Weight
      Energy Conservation 20.0%
      High-efficiency Appliances and Lighting 20.0%
      HVAC Considerations 20.0%
      Additional Energy-Efficient Features 20.0%
      Design 20.0%