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BC Energy Step Code Local Government Needs Assessment Lloyd, Geneva


The BC Energy Step Code is a revolutionary, performance-based strategy that aims to increase energy efficiency standards for all new construction in British Columbia. Since its introduction in 2017, the BC Energy Step Code has been adopted by 26 of the province’s 162 local governments. Adoption of the Step Code continues to grow throughout the province but most of the uptake has occurred in the province’s main population centers and around Vancouver. Smaller governments vary drastically in capacity and context compared to larger governments and therefore face different challenges to adopting the BC Energy Step Code. The Community Energy Association plays a key role in the successful rollout of the BC Energy Step Code by supporting small and medium communities across the province. Capstone project.

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