Building to Step 5 NetZero Ready: Case Study #2 with Kemp Construction (October Builders’ Breakfast Series) WEBINAR

Event date: October 8, 2020
Showtime: 7:30am - 9:30am
Location: Webinar (link given once registered)
2 CPD Credits (Pending)

High-performance homes are assumed to be expensive and complicated but as you will see in this month’s Builders’ Breakfast online seminar (BBS), better-built homes can be designed and constructed so they are a viable and affordable option for homeowners considering a custom home.  HAVAN member Kemp Construction is currently building a Step 5 NetZero Ready Home in Burnaby, and as a second case study for other builders, will be sharing the project goals, processes, pathway, systems, design philosophy and costs, which has enabled them to build this custom high-performance home more affordably.

Highlights will include:

  • The importance of the Energy Advisor and the Compliance Report calculations.
  • The BASF wall design and insulation
  • The Baywest panel wall and floor concept
  • ICF foundation and floor ledger system
  • The Mechanical system and design for Step Code 5
  • Exterior details specific to exterior insulation and air barrier
  • 3M window and door RO’s

The BBS Builder Case Studies explore different pathways and philosophies builders have implemented when it comes to designing and building high-performance homes, sharing insights into methodologies and systems other builders could incorporate into their own construction projects.


Who Should Attend

Builders, renovators and designers building in BC



  • Steve Kemp, President & Owner of Kemp Construction

    Steve is living his passion as President/Owner of Kemp Construction which he started in 2006.  The company is an award winning residential custom home builder and renovation company committed to high performance construction.  Steve has over 20 years experience in home building and has achieved a Platinum Built Green level in new home construction.

    An industry innovator who understands tight labour markets and the new Step Code requirements, he has partnered with a BC company to bring high performance panellized wall systems to Western Canada.

    Together with BASF, Steve is constructing wall systems that can perform from Step Code 1 to Step 5 and beyond. He is past Vice Chair of the HAVAN Renovation Council , member of the HAVAN Education/ Training Committee; HAVAN Technical Committee, HPSC for energy retrofit and renovations.

    Steve is a Certified Builder, Renovator, Built Green member and is completing his Passive Home Certification.

    For more information on Steve and his company, please visit Kemp Construction

  • Julio Reynel, President, JRG Building Engineering Inc.

    Julio Reynel-Gracia is the president of JRG Building Engineering, Inc. He is a Building Envelope Professional Engineer specializing in the building envelope and energy efficiency for Part 9 buildings and small structures. Julio works closely with residential home builders on energy efficiency as it pertains to the Building Code and also on building envelope design and building assemblies.

    Born and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Julio is a proud graduate of Concordia University with a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering. Recruited by Owens Corning Canada in September 2008, Julio took a role as the Western Canadian Technical Manager based out of Alberta, where he resided for 6 years. Now living in beautiful Vancouver, British Columbia, Julio operates an engineering and building envelope consulting firm whose primary focus is to work with residential builders on envelope design and deciphering the contents of building code.

    Julio believes in living with happiness. He consistently surrounds himself with people whose ideas broaden his own.

    Phone. 778-998-0709   Email.