Leveraging Step Code to Right Mechanical Systems

Mark Bernhardt, B.Sc. CPHC, CEA – President, Bernhardt Contracting


A detailed look at how builders and design professionals can use the Step Code to improve the mechanical systems of their homes. This class will cover comfort improvements, lowering costs and reducing long term maintenance and call backs. We will also review available rebates and other incentives. Instruction in this class will assume that participants have some level of Step Code knowledge and will only review updates to the code from the last 12 months. This class would be appropriate for designers, builders and mechanical professionals. 


  • Introduction
  • Step Code Updates review
    • Code updates from the last 12 months
  • Mechanical options for step code
    •   What are the options
    •    Choosing a system
    • Lowering costs and maintenance
  • Rebates and incentives
    •    Local municipal rebates
    • Fortis rebates
    • Where to find rebates and apply for them

Learning outcomes

  • Have reduced fear and uncertainty about Step Code
  • Have a good understanding of how to right size mechanical systems
  • Have a good understanding of the benefits to right sizing mechanical systems
  • Have a basic understanding of how to use the information provided on step code forms to right size a mechanical system
  • Have a basic understanding of the rebates available and where to apply for them

Course Length 1:38:25
Parts 2
CPD Value 1.5

Pricing options

Please select the appropriate price. Members pricing is for current CHBA members only. All prices include 5% GST.