Resources for Homeowners
Homeowners and consumers interested in learning more about the BC Energy Step Code can find resources here. Be sure to visit All Resources to see everything we have available.
Consumer Guide to High Performance Homes
High performance homes offer multiple benefits to those who live in them, including lower energy use (helping residents reduce energy bills), improved health, increased comfort, reduced pollution, increased natural light, reduced noise levels, and increased resale value. This BC Housing guide helps consumers make informed decisions when looking to buy, design, or build a high-performance home in British Columbia.
Visit Case Studies to learn how and why builders and communities are using British Columbia’s new energy-performance building standard.
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.
EfficiencyBC is British Columbia’s online hub for homeowners and businesses to access information, incentives and support to reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions in new and existing homes and buildings. EfficiencyBC incentives are administered by BC Hydro, FortisBC and BC Housing.
The Energy Coach is a free coaching service – offered on EfficiencyBC – for homeowners and commercial building owners and managers in B.C. Energy Coaches are trained energy efficiency specialists who provide building-science based information about the options and opportunities to improve the energy efficiency of your home or building. They are available to answer your questions at all stages of your energy improvement project. Energy Coach services are available for homeowners and commercial building owners or managers.
If you’re thinking of building or renovating a home, consider options for improving energy efficiency.
- Visit EfficiencyBC
- Learn about BC Hydro’s energy-efficiency programs for residential buildings
- Find out about rebate programs at FortisBC
Page Last Updated: October 23, 2018.