Preparing for the BC Energy Step Code

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We would like your views on how we can help the building industry prepare to implement the Energy Step Code in the 2022 Building Code. Subscribe to updates for this project, take a survey, ask a question or make a comment. But here's what you need to know first:

The Province of BC has committed to taking incremental steps to increase energy-efficiency requirements in the BC Building Code to make buildings net-zero energy ready by 2032. The Province has committed to a first step of requiring all new buildings to be 20% better than current building code by 2022. The

We would like your views on how we can help the building industry prepare to implement the Energy Step Code in the 2022 Building Code. Subscribe to updates for this project, take a survey, ask a question or make a comment. But here's what you need to know first:

The Province of BC has committed to taking incremental steps to increase energy-efficiency requirements in the BC Building Code to make buildings net-zero energy ready by 2032. The Province has committed to a first step of requiring all new buildings to be 20% better than current building code by 2022. The BC Energy Step Code, a part of the BC Building Code, supports these efforts.

The Energy Step Code is a performance-based compliance path in the BC Building Code that is currently optional. The Step Code does not specify how to construct a building—instead, it identifies an energy-efficiency target that must be met and lets the designer/builder decide how to meet it. To comply with the Step Code, builders must use energy modelling software and on-site testing to demonstrate that both their design and the constructed building meet the requirements of the Step Code.


  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Our survey is now completed and a summary of survey results is posted here in our Document Library. 

    This survey was for anyone involved in the building industry for Part 9 or Part 3 buildings in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary area / City of Grand Forks. This included licensed residential builders, construction companies, trades, architects, home designers, and Energy Advisors.

    We gathered your views on how we can help the building industry prepare for the BC Energy Step Code, which will become mandatory as part of the BC Building Code in 2022.

    Thanks to everyone who came out!

    Consultation has concluded
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  • CLOSED: This survey has concluded.

    Our Builders Breakfast in Rossland was at capacity, with over 45 attendees. 

    Our survey is now completed and a summary of survey results is posted here in our Document Library.

    This survey was for anyone who attended the Builders Breakfast information session and /or anyone involved in the building industry for Part 9 or Part 3 buildings in the Regional District of Kootenay Boundary area / City of Rossland. This included licensed residential builders, construction companies, trades, architects, home designers, and Energy Advisors.

    We gathered your views on how we can help the building industry prepare for the BC Energy Step Code, which will become mandatory as part of the BC Building Code in 2022.

    Thanks to everyone who came out!


    The Project Team

    Consultation has concluded
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