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Luke Dolan

Energy Efficiency

BC: New Energy Performance Standards for Windows Manufactured after January 1, 2022

As of January 1st, 2022 for Part 9 buildings (≤600 m² 4 storeys or less) *Residential windows and sliding glass doors manufactured after January 1, 2022, to have a minimum rating of: USI-value ≤ 1.61 W/(m2K) BC_ New Energy Performance Standards for Windows Manufactured after January 1, 2022  (letter to Fenestration Canada from the BC Energy Efficiency Standards Branch Click…
Luke Dolan
September 1, 2023
Miscellaneous

Industry News – July 2023

NORTH SHORE - Proposed Energy Step Code At their respective meetings on 10 July, North Vancouver City and West Vancouver Councils gave first, second, and third readings to their proposed updated Part 9 Energy Step Code (ESC) and Zero Carbon Step Code (ZCSC) requirements. The corresponding bylaws are up for adoption at North Vancouver City and West Vancouver's Regular Council meetings on 17 July. The dual pathway approach proposed…
Luke Dolan
July 18, 2023
BC Energy Step Code

BC Energy Step Code Update March 2023

Update from the Building and Safety Standards Branch  BC Building Code changes coming May 1, 2023 The BSSB is happy to announce that the building code changes to enable 20% better energy efficiency and provide an opt-in Zero Carbon Step Code (formerly known as the Carbon Pollution Standard) were signed by the Minister of Housing last week.   Here are some highlights: These Code changes take…
Luke Dolan
March 9, 2023