BC Energy Step Code
The BC Energy Step Code is a Provincial initiative introduced in April 2017 to increase energy-efficiency requirements for new buildings, through an amendment to the BC Building Code. The Energy Step Code is a series of progressive performance targets (steps) that supports market transformation of new construction to meet a standard above the current base BC Building Code.
- Effective May 1. 2023 the BC Building Code will require all applicable Part 3 Buildings to meet Step 2 and all applicable Part 9 buildings to meet Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code. For further details of these changes please see BCBC 2018 Revision 5: Effective May 1, 2023 at the bottom of the page: https://energystepcode.ca/requirements/
To learn more about the BC Energy Step Code, visit: www.energystepcode.ca
- For the purposes energy modelling to determine compliance with the the BC Energy Step Code, a value of 3000 heating degree days should be used as per Appendix C of the BC Building Code.