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BC ENERGY STEP CODE - STEP 1 ReQUIREMENTS Now in Effect

The SCRD has adopted the following requirements in relation to the conservation of energy and the reduction of greenhouse gas emission:

  • All buildings regulated by Part 9 of the BC Building Code containing residential occupancies, as defined by the BC Building Code, shall be designed and constructed to meet the minimum performance requirements specified in Step 1 of the Energy Step Code.
  • All buildings regulated by Part 3 of the BC Building Code conaining residential, business and personal services, or mercantile occupancies, as defined by the BC Building Code, shall be designed and constructed to meet the minimum performance requirements specified in Step 1 of the Energy Step Code.

Additional resources and information about the BC Energy Step Code can be found here - BC Energy Step Code

Resources for finding qualified Energy Advisors or Energy Modelers:

New 2018 Building Code (click here for online version)

NEW 2020 BUILDING ACCESSIBILITY HANDBOOK (CLICK HERE FOR ONLINE VERSION)

On December 10, 2018 the latest edition of the BC Building Code came in to effect. All design and construction of the building permit applications received after December 10 2018 are required to comply with the new code.

For convenience, we are providing PDF documents outlining the various code changes. Please click on the link below to open these printable documents.

2018 Whats New in 2018 Code Update

2018 Part 9 and Part 3 Stairs Update

2018 Part 9 Sound, Damproofing, Cladding, Soil Gas Update

2018 Part 9 Building Envelope And Structure Update

2012 Highlights of Part 9 Code Changes

2012 Highlights of Part 3 Code Changes

2012 Illustrated Guide For Seismic Design of Houses

2012 Part 9 Lateral Loads Code Changes

2012 Plumbing Code Update

For more information of how to obtain any of the new BC Building Codes (Building, Fire, Plumbing) click on the link below:

http://www.bccodes.ca/index.html