The BC Energy Step Code is the Province’s new building energy code, involving a series of “Steps” representing improving energy performance levels. It measures the performance of different parts of the building, such as its airtightness level, envelope thermal performance, and mechanical equipment efficiency. The BC Energy Step Code will improve home comfort and air quality while reducing energy costs and greenhouse gas emissions from new buildings in Abbotsford.
BC Building Code 2018 Revision 5
BC Building Code 2018 Revision 5 was effective May 1, 2023 and applies to building permits applied for on or after May 1, 2023. The BC Building Code changes signed by the Minister of Housing in February 2023 will enable 20% better energy efficiency for new construction in Abbotsford and support the goals of the provincial CleanBC plan.