The District's Climate Leadership Plan provides action items to support energy efficient buildings, ultimately reducing the GHG emissions in our community. The plans includes the construction of energy efficient new buildings and encouraging energy efficient retrofits in existing buildings.
Currently, for new construction, the District has...
- created the Development Cost Charges (DCC's) Reduction bylaw where, if eligible, the District's DCCs are reduced by 30%. A development project may be eligible if building not for profit or affordable rental housing, a compact development or energy efficient housing.
- adopted the BC Energy Step Code, Step 3, for new houses built after a rezoning process.
- initiated a public consultation process on the BC Energy Step Code for all new construction. Council is looking for direction from staff, the industry and the public on requiring all new construction to comply with the BC Energy Step Code.
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Check out the following resources for more information on energy efficient construction.