District of North Vancouver
Adopting the BC Energy Step Code
The new Construction Bylaw also adopts the BC Energy Step Code.
The Step Code is the Province’s greening of the Building Code through a series of progressively increasing energy performance targets for buildings. Municipalities can set Energy Step Code requirements by bylaw after December 15, 2017, to replace individual green building strategies which were not consistent across municipalities.
We have adopted the Energy Step Code in the following manner, effective July 1, 2018:
- All Part 3 Commercial Buildings are required to meet Step 1
- All Part 3 Residential Buildings are required to meet Step 2 (Part 3 Residential Projects that require rezoning will be required to meet Step 3)
- All Part 9 Residential Buildings are required to meet Step 3