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Energy Audits To Become Mandatory In New Builds

 

The BC Energy Step Code is an optional compliance path in the BC Building Code that local governments may use, if they wish, to incentivize or require a level of…

BC Step Code

 

The BC Energy Step Code is an optional compliance path in the BC Building Code that local governments may use, if they wish, to incentivize or require a level of energy efficiency in new construction that goes above and beyond the requirements of the base BC Building Code.

It consists of a series of steps, representing increasing levels of energy-efficiency performance. By gradually adopting one or more steps, local governments can increase building performance requirements in their communities.

In addition, builders have the option of building to the BC Energy Step Code, even if it is not required by a local government.

The Province of British Columbia has set a goal that all new buildings must reach a net-zero energy ready level of efficiency by 2032; the BC Energy Step Code serves as the policy pathway to reach that goal.

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5 TIPS FOR SAVING ENERGY AT THE WINDOW

  • Ensure your windows and doors are properly weather-stripped.

  • Caulk around basement and storm windows.

  • When heating or cooling, keep windows locked.

  • Open your window coverings during sunny winter days to catch free solar heat then close them at night to keep that heat in.

  • Close your window coverings during summer days to keep the heat out.

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