New Construction

BC Energy Step Code

Hometech Energy Solutions can provide the Energy Step Code Compliance reports required for your new home.  The BC Step Code program is a new provincial standard that recognizes new construction that goes above and beyond the requirements of the BC Building Code.  Many municipalities have adopted this as a requirement for new homes.  Please confirm with your local government the requirement for Step Code Compliance Reports.  In the near future the Step Code Compliance Reports will become required for all new homes built in BC. 


In addition to reduced energy usage, there are rebates for builders and homeowner-builders for buildings that meet higher levels of the Step Code.  Step 1 indicates a home performs as well as, or better, than a building constructed to meet the minimum prescriptive energy efficiency requirements of the BC Building Code. Step 5 indicates the home has been constructed as net-zero energy ready (NZER), meaning it produces as much energy as it consumes.  Some municipalities have additional Step Code rebates available.


About the Provincial Step Code rebates:
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Additional benefits of highly efficient buildings:

  • Greenhouse Gas Reductions – High-efficiency homes require less energy to heat, resulting in reduced carbon emissions even if homes heat with fossil fuels. Homes heated with a heat pump will have the lowest carbon emissions.
  • Better Affordability – Reduced energy consumption results in lower energy costs.
  • Increased Comfort – Increased insulation and airtightness within a home means that it is better equipped to maintain a more even temperature throughout, for a more comfortable home.
  • Better Health – Energy efficient homes do a better job of refreshing the indoor air by filtering out unwanted mould, moisture, pollen and other allergens.
  • Improved Durability – A high-efficiency home is less likely to have moisture and condensation issues that can lead to the deterioration of the building envelope.


If you are interested in learning about the Step Code or planning to build to Step Code level 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5, you can find more information at the official website, BC Energy Step Code, or speak with one of our Energy Advisors to start planning your BC Energy Step Code compliant new construction. 
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