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Build™ Original Series: High-Performance in Canada

The first Build™ Original Series is now available to watch on YouTube!

High-Performance in Canada is the first Build™ Original Series by the Build Show Network. Host Nathan Kischel of Purehaus Developments visited several high-performance builds in British Columbia highlighting design and build strategies and materials to achieve the higher steps of the BC Energy Step Code.

Two of the five episodes feature high-performance custom homes with triple glazed Innotech windows and doors. In Episode 4, Nathan tours a custom home in Summerland by NIDO Design and Red Stag Contracting. The episode goes in depth about the wall assembly details including a last-minute improvement to the rain screen. In Episode 5, the owner-builder discusses how he achieved a mid-construction blower door test of 0.25 ACH50 in his net-zero ready custom home in Lake Country.

Designed by NIDO Design and built by Red Stag Contracting, this BC Energy Step Code 4 Home is designed and built to withstand its high-exposure building site, extreme seasonal temperature changes, and take full advantage of the stunning lake view.


Featured in Episode 5, this BC Energy Step Code 5 (net-zero energy ready) custom home achieved 0.25 ACH50 on its mid-construction blower door test thanks to carefully selected and properly installed high-performance building materials.


Big thanks again to The Build Show Network, our co-sponsor 475 High Performance Building Supply, and all the designers and builders who participated in each episode. We look forward to the more episodes of High-Performance in Canada!