BC Energy Step Code Design Guide

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The BC Energy Step Code Design Guide will help local governments and industry understand the benefits and impacts of key design strategies necessary to achieve each step of the standard, including both mechanical and envelope strategies. It also offers a graphic explanation of more detailed implementation tactics related to heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning (HVAC) solutions and strategies.


This guide recommends key strategies and approaches to help ensure that multi-unit residential buildings constructed today are designed for occupant comfort and safety throughout the lifetime of the building.
Industry education
Residential Design and Construction Guides
Partners:  BC Hydro, City of New Westminster, City of Vancouver, The Province of B.C.
Audience:  architects, homebuilders, design professionals, developers