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Specific: Energy Requirements (Step Code)
NEW MILESTONE FOR CLEANER, MORE ENERGY EFFICIENT BUILDINGS
As of May 1, 2023, the BC Building Code (the Code) requires 20%-better energy efficiency for most new buildings in B.C. This is equivalent to Step 3 for Part 9 buildings and Step 2 for Part 3 buildings. A new Zero Carbon Step Code provides tools to local governments to incentivize or require new construction. This is a significant milestone in B.C.'s transition towards energy efficient and zero carbon new buildings. Upper Steps are still available for local government opt-in. This website will be further updated to reflect these changes.Learn more about the new building code requirements.