2021 BC Energy Step Code Market Response Study: Summary Report

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This summary explores how the BC Energy Step Code is impacting residential construction practices and costs over time and across B.C. It summarises the key takeaways from the second phase of the BC Energy Step Code Market Response Monitoring Project.


This study pulls together information provided by B.C. builders and residential construction professionals to help better understand the BC Energy Step Code’s impact on housing design and costs over time. The report will support industry stakeholders across B.C. in adapting to the BC Energy Step Code.
Residential Design and Construction Guides
Partners:  BC Hydro, The Province of B.C.
Audience:  city planners, construction industry, general contractors, design professionals, developers, government, manufacturers, associations - professional, residential construction industry, researchers, trades