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Lessons from the BC Energy Step Code

External Event
Jun 26 2019 - 11:30am

INVITATION: Lessons from the BC Energy Step Code

Please consider joining us on June 26 to learn how British Columbia became the first North American jurisdiction to create a regulated pathway to reaching net-zero energy-ready buildings.

The province that pioneered a revenue-neutral carbon tax back in 2008 is now, just over a decade later, leading the continent on performance based energy codes with the BC Energy Step Code.

The BC Energy Step Code enjoys broad support from industry, utilities, and all levels of government. Communities that oversee more than three quarters of British Columbia's residential construction activity are now using the standard, and it is already driving steady increases in new-building energy performance across the province.

Though the standard amounts to what one of its architects calls a "revolution in code development," it didn't happen by accident. In this one hour interactive presentation, we will share 10 lessons from British Columbia's recent experience that may be of interest to other jurisdictions. These include: 

- Why multiple cooks make a better market-transformation meal.
- The fundamental limitation of incremental code development.
- Why code authorities should not fear local governments.
- How governments can tackle "costing pain points."
- The four types of builders, and what to offer each of them to build support for high-performance construction.

Following this online launch event, we will send registrants a link to download the free full 32-page report, "Lessons From the BC Energy Step Code: How British Columbia became the first North American jurisdiction to create a regulated pathway to net-zero energy-ready buildings." James Glave and Robyn Wark co-authored the report with funding support from BC Hydro and Natural Resources Canada.

WHAT: Live online launch of "Lessons from the BC Energy Step Code"

WHEN: June 26, 11:30am Pacific / 2:30pm Eastern

WHERE: Register yourself here.

We hope you can join us!