BC Energy Step Code

The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial regulation enabling local governments to phase in levels, or steps, of increased energy efficient construction. The province intends to transition to require net-zero ready construction (Step 5) by 2032.

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, Central Saanich recently adopted Step 3 for homes constructed after rezoning. Previously, new houses on rezoned lots complied with the EnerGuide program, increasing the energy efficiency above the building code.


The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial regulation enabling local governments to phase in levels, or steps, of increased energy efficient construction. The province intends to transition to require net-zero ready construction (Step 5) by 2032.

To reduce greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, Central Saanich recently adopted Step 3 for homes constructed after rezoning. Previously, new houses on rezoned lots complied with the EnerGuide program, increasing the energy efficiency above the building code.


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    The survey has now closed and staff are analyzing feedback and preparing a What We Heard report, which will be shared with Council and on this site. Please check back for updates or subscribe in the "Stay Informed" box to the right and we will email you as updates occur.