Township of Langley demonstration home

This video, made by the Township of Langley and targeted to builders, follows a build of a (BC Energy Step Code) Step 3 energy-efficient single-family home from start to finish with commentary from the builder and industry leaders.

Mundell House airtightness testing video

Watch this video for a virtual experience of a demonstration airtightness test of a multi-unit residential building at the University of British Columbia. Learn more at


Implementing the Step Code in the East Kootenay

Why is home energy efficiency important and how can it be achieved in every new build?

The Community Energy Association has created several short videos through the “Building a Legacy” initiative to address this question. Each video is now available to view on CEA’s YouTube channel.

These new “Building A Legacy” productions, created in the East Kootenay, interview municipal staff, builders and energy advisors, and show high efficiency home case studies, offer lessons learned by builders, and provide commentary on the role and training of energy advisors.

The case studies introduce audiences to the BC Energy Step Code and how communities and builders are embracing and seeing benefits from its implementation.

For more information about the “Building A Legacy” initiative, contact Gaëtane Carignan at

Building a Passive House-certified community centre

Learn how builders, architects, designers, and engineers worked with the City of Surrey to make the Clayton Community Centre, which achieves the Passive House high-performance building standard. It will consume up to 90% less energy than conventional buildings, reducing the City’s carbon footprint and the operating costs of the facility. By meeting Passive House standards, the building also meets the top step of the BC Energy Step Code.

BC Energy Step Code technical training series

This four-part technical-training series introduces builders and practitioners to the BC Energy Step Code, explains how it applies to Part 9 and Part 3 buildings, and reviews how local governments will enforce its requirements. Each session is about one hour.

The videos are based on the BC Energy Step Code requirements in BC Building Code 2012. BC Energy Step Code requirements were amended in BC Building Code 2018.

Part 1: Introduction to the BC Energy Step Code

Video 1 summary (PDF)

Part 2: The BC Energy Step Code for Part 9 buildings

Video 2 summary (PDF)

Part 3: The BC Energy Step Code for Part 3 buildings

Video 3 summary (PDF)

Part 4: Enforcement of the BC Energy Step Code

Video 4 summary (PDF)

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