BC Energy Step Code
As of May 1, 2023, the BC Building Code has been enacted across the province, and it requires 20%-better energy efficiency for most new buildings in B.C. This is equivalent to Step 3 for Part 9 buildings and Step 2 for Part 3 buildings. A new Zero Carbon Step Code provides tools to local governments to incentivize or require new construction. This is a significant milestone in B.C.'s transition towards energy efficient and zero carbon new buildings
When starting the building/site design process a Certified Energy Advisor must be retained to ensure the proposed building meets the requirements of the Energy Step Code.