To help support better building practices, including improved energy efficiency in homes, Minister Responsible for Housing Rich Coleman announced four updates to the BC Building Code this week.
The BC government is introducing four new requirements to the BC Building Code that take effect on December 19, 2014:
Energy Efficiency - BC adopted the 2012 National Building Code for energy efficiency in housing and small buildings. The new code provisions will set a minimum standard for insulation performance, heating and cooling systems, hot water tanks and the performance of doors, windows and skylights. The new requirements broaden energy-efficiency standards to include the entire building, not just the insulation in the walls.