We offer building performance simulation and optimization services to ensure your building will function at maximum efficiency, reducing operating costs and contributing to environmental sustainability. We keep up to date on the ever-changing energy mandates set forth by provincial and municipal governments, while utilizing cloud-computing simulation tools and our extensive experience to help ensure success for our clients’ projects.
Whether you need to make early energy performance decisions for a development permit application, are assessing merits of potential retrofits, or need assistance ensuring your project will meet comply with the overlapping efficiency regulations, our team will get you there.
The BC Energy Step Code sets performance requirements for new construction and groups them into “steps.” All authorities having jurisdiction over the BC Building Code—including local governments—can choose to require or incentivize builders to meet one or more steps of the BC Energy Step Code as an alternative to the code’s prescriptive requirements.
Health and Comfort
Studies have shown that high-performance homes are more comfortable and healthier, because they effectively manage temperature and fresh air throughout the building.
The BC Energy Step Code puts British Columbia on a path to meet the province’s target that all new buildings must be “net-zero energy ready” by 2032.
Jobs and Economy
The BC Energy Step Code could open up new opportunities for B.C. in the growing global market for energy efficiency education, technology, and services.
Less Energy, Lower Bills
The BC Energy Step Code improves energy efficiency and lowers energy bills compared to homes and buildings with similar systems designed under the BC Building Code.