Are you looking to renovate your home?
Make sure you are in compliance with the Vancouver Building Bylaw 10908:
The City of Vancouver is enabled under the Vancouver Charter to adopt bylaws to regulate the design and construction of buildings.
The Vancouver Building Bylaw regulates the design and construction of buildings, as well as the administrative provisions related to permitting, inspections, and the enforcement of these requirements.
Vancouver’s ability to adopt its own Building Bylaw is unique in British Columbia. This ability allows City Council the opportunity to quickly respond to issues that have an impact on building safety within the City. This ability has provided the City of Vancouver the opportunity to be a leader with respect to building regulations, in the areas of:
- Alteration to existing buildings
- Artist Live/Work Studios
- Energy utilization
- Rain screen cladding system
- Sprinklered buildings
Vancouver will soon lead the world in green building design and construction, thanks to the innovative Greenest City Action Plan.
As part of this initiative, the City is working to reduce the amount of energy consumed by the city’s new homes 33% by 2020, with the goal of making all new buildings “carbon neutral” by 2030.
At the same time, greenhouse gas emissions from existing buildings will be reduced by 20% over 2007 levels.
How we are meeting these green building targets
The City is implementing a wide range of green building programs and policies to help reach this ambitious target, including the Green Homes program.
You can help, too. Access the many incentives and programs to help you make your home more energy efficient, so you can reduce your utility bills, carbon footprint, and help Vancouver become the world’s greenest city by 2020.
Visit http://vancouver.ca/your-government/vancouver-building-bylaw.aspx for more information or contact firstname.lastname@example.org and let us how we can assist you.