BC Energy Step Code – Implementation Deadlines

Enter BC Energy Step Code. Beginning 2019, municipalities throughout BC will be mandating strict requirements for airtightness. Are you ready for this?

What does this mean to you as a builder?

Builders – you must build homes with minimum airtightness requirements of 2.5ACH. Applying traditional materials such as membranes, tapes, and caulking sealants has always been the method of choice when attempting to create an airtight home; however, with the introduction of Step Code, those may no longer be sufficient. The challenge now is to balance efficiency, time, and cost in order to achieve 2.5ACH.

What is your plan going forward into Step Code?

With our specialized application, your home will not only meet, but exceed municipal requirements. In fact, it is possible to completely future-proof your home to Step 5 levels prescribed for the year 2030.

Comox Valley Regional District

The Comox Valley Regional District is offering rebates for new residential dwellings that achieve at least Step 3 of the BC Energy Step Code. The rebates will range from 25% for achieving Step 3 to 100% for achieving Step 5. The program started on January 1, 2018.

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