Home efficiency modeling is now a requirement under the BC building code. All proposed home designs must be reviewed by a Licensed Energy Advisor to determine that the appropriate insulation values, window and heating/ventilation efficiency targets are achieved.
As home building in BC moves forward, further more stringent measures will be implemented. This is known as the Step Code. Many of the municipalities in the Comox Valley have already adopted the step code into their municipal regulations. Step 2 is currently the minimum requirement. Step 3 will be required for residential buildings in Courtenay, and most other areas, effective January 1st 2021.
Due to our high standards and construction techniques, we already meet many of the intended outcomes of these new guidelines. Including the Licensed Energy Advisor’s expertise into the design and construction of your home ensures that your new space will be energy efficient and comfortable well into the future.
Contact us to discuss how to plan + build efficiency into your home!