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New Construction

As of May 1, 2023, the BC Building Coderequires 20%-better energy efficiency for most new buildings inB.C. This is equivalent to Step 3 for Part 9 buildings and Step 2 for Part 3 buildings. A new Zero CarbonStep Code provides tools to local governments to incentivize or require cleaner new construction.Manymunicipalities & districtson Vancouver Islandwill be implementing the strictest measures(EL4)of theZero Carbon Step Code in 2024.