This website offers a range of resources to help you understand and apply the BC Energy Step Code – in your community and to your projects. Here’s what’s available.

  • Resources for local governments
    • Find the Best Practices Guide, the Step Code Peer Network, PowerPoint presentations, notification forms, and the Community Energy Association’s Building a Legacy Toolkit, an interactive online guide with resources for communities starting their BC Energy Step Code journey
  • Resources for industry
    • Features a range of BC Housing builder guides and information about LEEP – Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships – and LEED’s Alternative Compliance Pathway for Step Code buildings
  • Resources for home owners
    • Offers content for consumers interested in improving energy efficiency in their homes

General content of interest to all:

  • BC Energy Step Code requirements
    • Provides the BC Building Code requirements for the BC Energy Step Code, Code convenience  copies, and the City of Vancouver Energy Modelling Guidelines
  • Compliance tools for Part 3 buildings
    • Links to the Part 3 Energy Design Report, a voluntary Excel-based tool energy modellers and design professionals can use as a checklist to submit to local government authorities to verify compliance with the BC Energy Step Code
  • Compliance tools for Part 9 buildings
    • Links to the BC Energy Compliance Reports – Performance Paths for Part 9 Buildings, and the Mid-Construction Verification Report
  • Case studies
    • Find out how and why builders and communities are using B.C.’s  new energy-performance building standard
  • Energy advisors
  • Events calendar
    • Lists upcoming workshops, conferences, courses and other BC Energy Step Code learning opportunities
  • Implementation updates
    • Find out which local governments are consulting on or referencing the BC Energy Step Code
  • Incentive programs
    • Learn about incentive programs and other assistance available when building or renovating residential and commercial construction projects
  • Publications
    • Offers guides and handbooks, BC Energy Step Code bulletins, reports and the BC Energy Step Code Brand Handbook
  • Training opportunities
    • Features links to just some of the organizations and training institutions developing programs and courses to teach the skills and strategies needed to build more energy-efficient buildings
  • Videos

Page last updated: April 6, 2021.