This page lists all of the BC Energy Step Code resources currently available on this website. To find resources of particular interest to you, please visit Resources for Local Governments, Resources for Industry or  Resources for Homeowners.

1. BC Energy Step Code Requirements

BC Energy Step Code Convenience Copies

  • The BC Energy Step Code convenience copy (PDF, 467KB) applies to projects applying for building permits from April 7, 2017 to January 30, 2018
  • The BC Energy Step Code convenience copy (PDF, 506KB) applies to building permit applications submitted from January 31, 2018 to December 9, 2018

City of Vancouver Energy Modelling Guidelines

2. Compliance Tools

BC Energy Compliance Reports – Performance Paths for Part 9 Buildings

These reports provide a standardized report template for Part 9 buildings complying with Subsection 9.36.5. or 9.36.6. of the  BC Building Code.

3. Energy Advisors

Visit Energy Advisors to learn about what Energy Advisors do and how to find one for your building project.

4. Publications

Publications are listed alphabetically by title.

Case Studies

Visit Case Studies to learn how and why builders and communities are using British Columbia’s new energy-performance building standard.

BC Energy Step Code Bulletins

Bulletin 1 – The BC Energy Step Code and Home Energy Labelling (PDF)

  • Learn how local governments adopting the BC Energy Step Code for Part 9 buildings can, at no additional cost to the builder, ensure home buyers have a home energy label that provides information about the energy performance of the home
  • Read the Put a Label on It full report (PDF, 1.1MB) to learn more about the opportunities and benefits of energy labelling disclosure for new homes

BC Energy Step Code Brand Handbook

The two-volume Brand Handbook provides design and style guidance for governments, organizations, or companies that would like to use the brand to communicate accurate information about the standard to constituents, customers, or stakeholders. The Brand Handbook consists of two sections. They are distributed as separate files, but intended to be used together:

BC Energy Step Code PPT

The Energy Step Code Council has prepared a PPT that interested parties may use in adherence with the brand guidelines.

5. Incentive Programs

Learn about a range of financial incentive programs for energy-efficient buildings constructed in B.C. for

Better Buildings BC: The Net-Zero Energy-Ready Challenge

Better Buildings BC is a provincial incentive program and juried competition designed to support, promote and celebrate the design and construction of net-zero energy-ready buildings. Expressions of interest must be submitted to the Program Administrator no later than 11:59pm on November 30 2018.

6. Videos

BC Energy Step Code Technical Training Series

This four-part technical-training series introduces builders and practitioners to the BC Energy Step Code, explains how it applies to Part 9 and Part 3 buildings, and reviews how local governments will enforce its requirements. Each session is about one hour.

Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships (LEEP)

LEEP hosts builders in collaborative forums, where they exchange insights and ideas with stakeholders. The result: Fresh insights on how to construct better, higher-performing homes more quickly and affordably.

BC Housing and BC Hydro recently co-produced a series of five videos to help demystify the various solutions that builders will be using to construct comfortable and energy-efficient new homes in communities that incentivize or require the BC Energy Step Code. Each video runs between 2:30 and 3:30. They can all be watched in about 20 minutes.

Summer 2017 Local Government Webinar Series

This three-part webinar series provided an introduction to the BC Energy Step Code.

Introductory Webinar on the BC Energy Step Code

The BC Energy Step Code and the Future of BC’s Built Environment (external link) addresses how the BC Energy Step Code works, and how local governments and industry can implement it.

7. Other Resources

Page Last Updated: January 11, 2019.