BC Energy Step Code

The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial regulation enabling local governments to phase in levels, or steps, of increased energy efficient construction. The province intends to transition to require net-zero ready construction (Step 5) by 2032.

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, Central Saanich recently adopted Step 3 for homes constructed after rezoning. Previously, new houses on rezoned lots complied with the EnerGuide program, increasing the energy efficiency above the building code.


The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial regulation enabling local governments to phase in levels, or steps, of increased energy efficient construction. The province intends to transition to require net-zero ready construction (Step 5) by 2032.

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, Central Saanich recently adopted Step 3 for homes constructed after rezoning. Previously, new houses on rezoned lots complied with the EnerGuide program, increasing the energy efficiency above the building code.


  • Take Our 5 Minute Survey!

    What is this survey for?
    • Assess how ready the industry and property owners are to build to the Step Code.
    • Help identify concerns and training needs.
    • Assist staff and Council to move forward with phased in regulations.

    Why should I complete the survey? Your input will be summarized for Council and help direct future decisions! 





    What is this survey for?
    • Assess how ready the industry and property owners are to build to the Step Code.
    • Help identify concerns and training needs.
    • Assist staff and Council to move forward with phased in regulations.

    Why should I complete the survey? Your input will be summarized for Council and help direct future decisions! 





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