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BC Energy Step Code

The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial standard that aims to create healthier, more energy-efficient and more comfortable new buildings. It does so by establishing measurable performance-based energy­efficiency requirements for new construction.

On July 1, 2018, all new Single Family Dwelling building permit applications must show that they comply with Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code. Compliance with Step 3 will require the input of an Energy Advisor at various stages of the project, including design, construction and building completion.

Building Permit applications made on or after July 1 must include a performance modelling report along with construction details that show how the proposed house will comply with Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code.

This initiative is in alignment with the City and District of North Vancouver. Watch this page for updates on this new standard.