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Zero Carbon Step Code Compliance

Many municipalities on Vancouver Island require, or will soon require, compliance with Zero Carbon Code (in addition to Step Code 3). For example, Nanaimo, Duncan and the Cowichan Valley Regional District are all requiring compliance with EL4 of the Zero Carbon Step Code. This means that space heating, water heating and cooking must be zero carbon.

The other steps are:

Moderate - Fossil fuel water heating & cooking allowed. Space heating must be zero carbon.

Strong - Fossil fuel cooking allowed. Space & water heating systems must be zero carbon. Please reach out to me if you have any questions.

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