Two years ago, the province of British Columbia, Canada enacted the BC Energy Step Code in regulation and in doing so became the first North American jurisdiction to create a regulated pathway to reaching net-zero energy-ready buildings.
The BC Energy Step Code enjoys broad support from industry, utilities, and all levels of government. It is already driving steady increases in the energy performance of new buildings in communities 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 presentation, we will share 10 lessons from British Columbia's recent experience while they are still fresh, including:
- The importance of shared leadership.
- The fundamental limitation of incremental code development.
- Why code authorities should not fear local governments.
- How to tackle costing "pain points."
- How to strategically map out your implementation timeline.
- The four types of builders, and what to offer each of them to build support.
This presentation is intended for:
- Federal, provincial/state, and local government policy makers with oversight over building energy code development, and the staff and advisory boards that support them.
- Civil-society organizations, think tanks, and industry coalition leaders interested in and advocating for built-environment transformation.
- Building and development industry and industry association leaders in Canada and the United States in fields such as planning, architecture, engineering, construction, and development.
Following the webinar, 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."
We hope you can join us, and please bring your best questions!