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BC lays out its path to sharply increased energy standards


December 10, 2018
By BC Energy Step Code

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The Energy Step Code Council of B.C. has released a document outlining its timeline for stepped code changes to bring new buildings built in the province to 80 per cent Net Zero compliance by 2032. The paper mentions windows specifically and suggests a rating system to record the overall energy efficiency of homes. Various incentives for homeowners and manufacturers are also discussed.

The timeline is more aggressive for Part 9 buildings than Part 3 high rises.

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