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.