Les Shuert is a certified Canadian Carpenter, experienced as a residential contractor and over 30 years residential building construction trainer. Having over 40 years’ experience, in many facets of the Canadian construction industry, including as a Carpentry Apprenticeship instructor.
As a residential construction company, constructing our first R-2000 demonstration houses in B.C. in 1982. Interest in the advancing energy conservation construction progressed to R-2000 instructor and R-2000 inspector. As a Building official in the North Okanagan, developed and delivered training programs in code compliance inspection for First Nations Building Inspectors Services. Selected as part of the Canada Mortgage and Housing International Training team, delivered training in other countries involving Canadian wood frame construction practices. Les Shuert brings hands on, practical experience to residential construction training in building science, building practices and project management.
Chris Mattock is a building designer and consultant who has specialized in the design of energy efficient green buildings since the mid 1970’s. He has recently designed or consulted on the construction of five net zero energy homes. His Harmony House Net Zero Energy Project was selected as one of the national winners in the CMHC sponsored EQuilibrium Sustainable Housing Initiative. Chris has published several books on the topics of energy efficient and “healthy buildings” as well as co-authoring the several editions of the national R-2000 training manuals. Chris has taught over 500 training seminars on green building design, building science topics, healthy buildings, energy efficient construction for the Canadian Home Builders Association, the Architectural Institute of British Columbia, FP Innovations, Canada Wood, UBC School of Architecture and others.
Develop and present specific courses throughout British Columbia with the prime objective of preparing Builders for B.C Housing - consumer services and Licencing . Currently presenting courses for theCanadian Home Builder Association continuing education initiative throughout British Columbia. 40 years of project and management experience, with expertise in planning, scheduling, organizing, problem-solving and management/leadership skills. Strong assets include the ability to convey ideas and information through the use of advanced communication skills, and experience in dealing with emergency situations.
Specialized in healthy, energy-efficient, solar and climate-sensitive residential design for more than 30 years, Building envelope consulting to residential builders about envelope construction and detailing issues is currently a major focus of his work. Since 1985 Editor of SOLPLAN REVIEW, Canada’s journal of energy conservation, building science and building practice that provides the latest technical information on building technology for new and retrofit construction.He has been an instructor for R-2000 & Built-Green™-BC training – of both builders and energy advisors since the inception of the programs, and is a member of the 2012 R-2000 Standard Renewal Committee. Currently he is a member on the National Research Council of Canada Standing Committee on Housing and Small Buildings (Part 9 of the National Building Code of Canada), and the Joint Task Group on Energy Efficiency in Housing and Small Buildings, which has drafted the energy code provisions for the National Building Code of Canada. He has also been a member of the Task Group on the Use and Protection of Foamed Plastics in Construction (for the NBC). Active with industry organizations, including the Canadian Home Builders’ Association and the Architectural Institute of BC. He is a trainer offering industry and public courses, including the seminars for the Built-Green™ Program for CHBA-BC, and is a Director of the BC Building Envelope Council. His contributions to the housing industry have been recognized by a number of local, provincial and national awards.
One of the most experienced experts both domestically and internationally in promoting innovation and best practices in the design, construction and renovation of housing. More than four decades as an iconoc last challenging conventional industry practices and championing better methods to create more energy efficient, comfortable, healthier and durable homes. Extensive international experience with a demonstrated ability to work effectively and creatively with builders, developers, industry and professional associations, research organizations, different levels of government, regulatory agencies and educational institutions.
Providing training developed by builders for builders near your home, we bring the training to you, not you to the training.