BC Energy Step Code / Guides

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...BC Energy Step Codes - A Step in the Right Direction How the BC energy step code works: The BC Building Code puts buildings into two basic categories – Part 9 and Part 3 . BC step code part 9 – This refers to houses and small buildings that are three storeys with a footprint about 6,500 square feet (600 squar...

Bike lanes in Vancouver
Lifestyle, location and commuting

Vancouver's goal of becoming the Greenest City by 2020

...BC Energy Step Code , or sustainable building practices in the Ecohome Green Building Guides , at Ecohome, North America's favorite green building website.

Blower Door Tests - What's the Cost & Who Does Them?
Air and vapour barriers

What is a blower door test? What's the cost? How do you find a company to do one?

...codes - the new BC Energy Step Code in British Columbia, Canada is one example. A blower door test is often an essential part of a home audit, we don’t know for sure just yet if it will be part of the free home energy audits promised by the Canadian Liberal Government in Oct 2019 as part of their as part of their Net Z...

How much is Too Much Insulation in my Attic or Walls?
Insulation and soundproofing

How much insulation is too much in attics and walls?

...Code. In aspiring to achieve the status of World's Greenest City 20/20 , Vancouver promoted Passive House Certification, and the province of British Columbia has recently released the BC Energy Step Code , which demands the highest performance of any provincial code in Canada, in a move towards achieving the province's...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...step codes in BC Canada are one example of significant efficiency improvements becoming mandatory - but this is happening everywhere across North America. *International Energy Conservation Code Building better homes is a smart idea While is it is essential to know your climate zone and build homes that are durab...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...energy for multifamily projects pursuing PH certification. After the most recent update, the city's building code now recognizes PHPP software (passive house planning package) for energy modelling, meaning builders are no longer required to do a HOT2000 or ASHRAE 90.1 compliant model in addition to the PHPP modelling...