Support for Step Code Implementation
Since 2021 the Building A Legacy North initiative, a collaboration of Community Energy Association (CEA) and Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA) of Northern BC supports high performance building through implementation of the BC Energy Step Code and Zero Carbon Step Code in Northern BC. We provide training and support of the building industry and local governments. Find cold-climate-focused training opportunities, case studies, technical booklets, and program updates here.
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Effective May 1, 2023, most new construction will be required to be 20% more energy efficient than previously required, through the BC Energy Step Code. Zero Carbon Step Code was also introduced. CEA created this fact sheet to answer questions about the 2023 Building Code changes, summarize the requirements, and clearly show where local governments can choose to opt-in.
What does it mean to be comfortable in your home? In the North, it can me so many things. In this video, the Canadian Home Builders' Association of Northern BC explores high performance homes with Northern builders.
This quick explainer video provides the basics of BC Energy Step Code. This is a great video to share with colleagues so they understand the changes that are coming.
A webinar to support Local Government staff and elected officials to do what it takes to update their bylaws and processes to be ready for the May 1st province-wide implementation of Step Code.