BC Energy Step Code Compliance Report
2017 – 2021
The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial regulation that is undergoing ongoing adoption by local governments in BC—to improve the energy efficiency of new homes being built in their communities. In preparation for the adoption of the Step Code, City Green was contracted to develop the BC Energy Compliance reports and the tools and resources to train energy advisors on their use.
City Green was contracted to develop the BC Energy Compliance Report Calculator and Report Generator to support the energy advisor industry in the provision of BC Energy Compliance Services. This tool produces the “BC Energy Compliance Report” (or “Compliance Report”), a standardized report template for residential Part 9 buildings which comply with Subsection 9.36.5. or 9.36.6. of the 2018 BC Building Code.
The Compliance Report is useful for:
- Energy Advisors and modellers, to produce a standardized report;
- Builders needing to demonstrate that a home or building meets a Step Code requirement;
- Local governments seeking to verify compliance with bylaws or policies that reference the Step Code; and
- Local governments and utilities, in the processing of incentives and rebates aligned with Step Code metrics.