What is the BC Energy Step Code?
The Step Code is a voluntary provincial standard for building requirements The BC Energy Step Code consists of a series of specific measurable efficiency targets, and groups them into "steps" that represent increasing levels of energy-efficiency performance. By gradually adopting one or more steps, a local government can increase the building performance requirements in its community. The regulation is designed as a technical roadmap to help the province reach its target that all new buildings will attain a net zero energy ready level of performance by 2032. This gives builders more freedom, as local jurisdictions voluntarily choose to adopt such by-laws and policies.