B.C. adopts 2012 Nat’l Building Code for energy efficiency
November 25, 2014 - To help support better building practices—including improved energy efficiency in homes—British Columbia’s Rich Coleman, minister responsible for housing, announced four updates to the BC Building Code today.
By Anthony Capkun
“We continue to improve our approach to construction so that British Columbians live in safe, energy-efficient homes,” said Coleman of this and the other changes that will take effect December 19, 2014.
In terms of energy efficiency, the province 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.