The resources on this page are of particular interest to builders, developers, architects, designers, and other industry practitioners.

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Be sure to visit all resources to see everything we have available,  the builder guides and handbooks page, and the events calendar.

LEED alternative compliance pathway

LEED’s BC Energy Step Code alternative compliance pathway (ACP)  provides a recognition path for projects going beyond code, enabling them to earn LEED points for energy performance by simply demonstrating compliance with Step 2 or higher. LEED is the green building rating system offered by the Canada Green Building Council.

The ACP is available to Part 3 buildings in B.C. pursuing:

  • LEED v4 or LEED v4.1 under BD+C or Multifamily Midrise
  • In jurisdictions where the  Step Code has been referenced and its provisions are being enforced

Visit the LEED website to learn more.


Local Energy Efficiency Partnerships or LEEP aims to reduce builder time and risk in finding and trying innovations for building higher-performance homes better, faster and more affordably. LEEP was developed by Natural Resources Canada and has since been adopted in several Canadian provinces, including B.C.

BC LEEP Videos

The BC Housing Research Centre and partners produced a series of videos that showcase how LEEP is helping accelerate the construction of affordable, energy-efficient homes.

LEEP Series 1 videos help demystify the various solutions that builders used to construct comfortable and energy-efficient new Step Code homes in:

LEEP Series 2 videos focus on energy-efficient homes in Northern and Interior B.C. and how builders can meet the unique climate challenges in these regions, including:

Page last updated: June 10, 2021.