Learn about the BC Energy Step Code technical requirements as found in the BC Building Code, consult Code convenience copies, and find the City of Vancouver’s Energy Modelling Guidelines here.

Code Requirements

December 2018

  • Ministerial Order BA 2018 2 (PDF), amending the BC Building Code, amended the technical requirements of the BC Energy Step Code and came into effect with BC Building Code 2018
  • This version of the requirements applies to building permits applied for on or after December 10, 2018
  • Technical Bulletin B18-08 (PDF) describes these changes

January 2018

  •  Ministerial Order M013/2018 (PDF), amending the British Columbia Building Code Regulation, amended the technical requirements of the BC Energy Step Code
  • This version of the requirements applies to building permits applied for on or after January 31, 2018 until December 9, 2018

April 2017

  •  Ministerial Order M158/2017 (PDF), amending the British Columbia Building Code Regulation, introduced the technical requirements of the BC Energy Step Code effective April 2017 as part of BC Building Code 2012
  • The Building Act General Regulation (PDF) was amended at the same time to add two unrestricted matters enacted to support local government use of the BC Energy Step Code, also effective April 2017

 

BC Energy Step Code Convenience Copies

December 10, 2018 or After

January 31, 2018 to December 9, 2018

April 7, 2017 to January 30, 2018

 

City of Vancouver Energy Modelling Guidelines

July 2018 – Version 2

March 2017 – Version 1

Page Last Updated: May 8, 2019.