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.

Incentive programs

Better Homes BC 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.  Better Homes BC incentives are administered by BC Hydro, FortisBC and BC Housing.

The Energy Coach is a free coaching service – offered on Better Homes BC – 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 your home’s energy efficiency.

Page last updated: March 13, 2020.