Commercial new construction performance incentives

Last updated: 25 March 2019
This program encourages the construction of buildings that achieve higher energy performance beyond the minimum levels required by the BC Building Code. Using the new BC Energy Step Code, the homeowner can decide how to achieve the energy efficiency goals of their project and, as a result, reduce energy use and greenhouse gas emissions, save money and increase occupant comfort.




The program offers a clear incentive structure based on the performance levels of the new BC Energy Step Code, offering accurate energy-saving estimates and allowing for innovative solutions to help achieve whole-building energy performance. If the project is located in an area that hasn’t yet adopted Step Code requirements, the building may still be eligible for incentives.

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End uses covered
  • Building end-uses
  • Building vintage
  • Existing buildings
  • New buildings