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HPO Online Services and Website Scheduled for Maintenance - August 20

The HPO wishes to advise that some online services will be taken off-line between 4:30pm to midnight on Wednesday, August 20, 2014 for routine maintenance. The HPO website will be unavailable

The following services will not be available during this time: the New Homes Registry, the Public Registry of Licensed Residential Builders and Building Envelope Renovators, New Licence and Owner Builder Authorization applications, and the Licensed Builder Portal. Thank you for your patience while the maintenance is underway.

Managing Environmental Risks During a Renovation Project

The HPO’s latest Builder Insight Bulletin examines the main sources of hazardous substances in a renovation project and outlines steps you can take to protect your employees and homeowners from exposure. Visit Builder Insight.

Building Smart #20 - Soils, Excavation & Below Grade Assemblies

Building Smart is taking home building in BC back to its 'foundations'. Online registration for the fall seminar series is open now. Learn more.

Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide

This guide is intended to help British Columbia’s building industry address the impact of thermal bridging to reduce energy use. Learn more.

New Energy Efficiency Guides

Three new illustrated guides are available now. There is a specific guide for each climate zone in BC to assist residential builders and industry stakeholders understand and comply with new energy efficiency requirements that come into effect on December 19, 2014.  Learn more.

Building BC - Spring 2014

Read the latest edition of our Building BC e-newsletter. Check out the new online home warranty insurance booklet, HPO Compliance case studies and more.  

Best Practices for Window and Door Replacement in Wood-Frame Buildings

View our video about this best practice guide for window and door replacement in wood-frame buildings. Learn more or order online

New Maintenance Matters Videos

The HPO has expanded its free Maintenance Matters series to include several new videos. They offer practical information and tips on window and door replacementpaints, stains and coatingssealants; and how to implement a building envelope maintenance and renewals program for multi-unit residential buildings.

Pathways to High-Performance Housing in British Columbia

Learn more about design and construction strategies and detailed measures to improve home energy efficiency in B.C. in the free Pathways to High-Performance Housing guide.

New Building Smart Webinar

Interested in energy efficiency in new and retrofit buildings? View our webinar Building Smart with Energy Efficiency.  

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