Compliance tools for Part 9 buildings
This page has information about two Part 9 tools:
- Part 9 Compliance Reports
- What they’re for and how to use them
- Available versions for download:
- NEW: For building permits dated May 1, 2023 onwards (BC Building Code 2018 Rev. 5)
- For building permits dated Dec. 12, 2019 to present (BC Building Code 2018 Rev. 2, 3, and 4)
- For building permits dated Dec. 10, 2018 to Dec. 11, 2019 (BC Building Code Rev. 1)
- For building permits older than Dec. 10, 2018 (BC Building Code 2012 Rev. 11 and 12)
- Recorded video training and quick start guide
- Mid-Construction Verification Report
Part 9 Compliance Checklists
The BC Energy and Zero Carbon Step Code Design Checklists (the Checklists) provide a standardized report template for Part 9 buildings complying with Subsection 9.36.5., 9.36.6. or Section 9.37 of the BC Building Code.
This form can demonstrate Part 9 residential Energy and Zero Carbon Step Code compliance to an Authority Having Jurisdiction because it provides the information required by Article 220.127.116.11. (PDF) of the BC Building Code.
Instructions and descriptions are contained within each package. Choose the package based on the date of building permit.
Technical Bulletins that may be useful for Energy Advisors and other report users include:
- B18-01: Plain-language description of the BC Energy Compliance Reports (PDF)
- B19-03: Guidelines for Energy Advisors – Setting Airtightness Values for Energy Modelling of Part 9 Buildings for Compliance with the BC Energy Step Code (PDF)
- B19-04: Modified TEDI/TEUI targets outside Climate Zone 4, as described in Technical Bulletin 19-08 (PDF)
- B23-01 Information for Planners about 20% Better Energy Efficiency and Zero Carbon Step Code (PDF)
- B23-02 18.104.22.168. Compliance Paths (PDF)
- B23-03 Zero Carbon Step Code (PDF)
Available versions of the reports
This new version of the checklist incorporates changes including the Zero Carbon Step Code, revisions to the BC Energy Step Code, and improved look and functionality.
- Download the instruction manual for Energy Advisors (BCBC 2018 Rev. 5) (PDF)
- Download the checklist (BCBC 2018 Rev. 5) (XLSM)
- Read the changelog (PDF) for a record of the changes made to the checklist:
- Aligned with BCBC 2018 Rev. 5 (effective May 1, 2023) including minimum Step 3 energy performance and Zero Carbon Step Code requirements
- New features and clarifications added (June 2023)
This version of the manual and the report/calculator provides instructions on using the BCBC 2018 TEDI compliance option as well as the two new compliance options introduced in BCBC 2018 Revision 2: the adjusted TEDI and the Building Envelope % Performance Improvement over the EnerGuide Reference House.
- Download the instruction manual for Energy Advisors (BCBC 2018 Rev. 2, 3 and 4) (PDF, 2.3MB)
- Download the form (BCBC 2018 Rev. 2 and 3 Compliance Report Calculator and Report Generator)(XLSX)
- Download the instruction manual for Energy Advisors, updated Oct. 2020 (PDF, 1.8MB)
- Download the form (BCBC 2018 Rev. 1 Compliance Report Calculator and Report Generator, updated Oct. 2020) (XLSX)
This version of the reports (and associated tools) is for projects complying with BC Building Code 2012.
- Pre-Construction Report (PDF)
- As-Built Report (PDF)
- Compliance Report Instruction Manual for Energy Advisors (PDF, 1.2MB)
- Compliance Report Calculator Version (XLS)
Watch a recorded webinar about how to complete and submit the reports. The video has 20 chapters and takes about 3 hours and 15 minutes to view.
Training video for older report versions
This February 2018 recorded training session is based on the BC Building Code 2012 version of the reports. The training session:
- Is designed for EnerGuide Rating System Energy Advisors and service organizations
- Introduces the BC Energy Step Code, reviews the 2012 BC Energy Step Code Metrics, and introduces the BC Energy Compliance Report Instruction Manual and the Compliance Report Calculator
A Mid-Construction Verification Report assesses the airtightness of a building partway through the construction process. Testing mid-construction enables changes to be made – if needed – to improve the building’s airtightness prior to building completion when such changes can be costly. This report also enables Energy Advisors and energy modellers to document installation of energy-efficiency components identified in the Pre-Construction Report.
Although mid-construction testing is not a requirement of the BC Building Code, some local governments require builders to submit a Mid-Construction Verification Report as an administrative procedure for implementing the BC Energy Step Code. Using a standard format makes it easier for Energy Advisors and energy modellers to complete the report, and for building officials to review it.
Check with your local building official to see if this report is required.
- Mid-Construction Verification Report (PDF): values must be manually entered into the PDF as the Mid-Construction Verification Report does not have a calculator
Page last updated: May 12, 2023.