B.C. building code goes green
The B.C. Office of Housing and Construction Standards has announced that it is "greening" the B.C. Building Code.
The B.C. Office of Housing and Construction Standards has announced that it is “greening” the B.C. Building Code.
From September 5, 2008, the code will have new energy and water efficiency requirements for buildings, ranging from single family homes to large industrial, commercial and institutional buildings.
Under the new rules, home builders must choose an insulation rating that is equivalent to the EnerGuide rating of 77.
Larger buildings must meet the ASHRAE 09.1 (2004) standard for energy efficiency.
All toilets must be ultra-low flow — 6 litres — in new construction and renovations.