Built Green & Building Code
Whether you're building in a jurisdiction that has adopted Energy Step Code or 9.36, a minimum energy performance standard is now a requirement for all builders. These codes are a subset of our programs, as we address energy and more.
We Support Code Compliance & Offer Builders a Competitive Advantage
Whether you’re building in a jurisdiction that has adopted Energy Step Code or 9.36, a minimum energy performance standard is now a requirement for all builders. These codes are a subset of our programs, as we address energy and more.
Our checklists provide choices on how to achieve energy efficiency. These programs include builder support from industry professionals and go beyond base-level code for a more holistic approach to sustainable building practices, including Materials & Methods, Indoor Air Quality, Ventilation, Waste Management, Water Conservation, and Business Practices. This means that builders certifying with us are building homes beyond code requirements.
We can work with builders, alongside their Energy Advisor, to ensure they meet requirements, while offering the competitive advantage of showing you’re a builder that goes beyond what is required in code—a builder that goes beyond status quo.
A Note on the BC Energy Step Code
As the BC Energy Step Code rolled out, they cited complementary programs for each of the steps. These programs are intended to reference a rough corresponding requirement in terms of the level of energy efficiency; though program certification does not guarantee the build meets code compliance. However, working with Built Green Canada, we will support you to ensure your project meets code requirements and through the BUILT GREEN® label, you can authenticate the legitimacy of your build. And, though cited as complementary on the first three steps, our programs apply all the way up to step five: we’re seeing dual certifications of BUILT GREEN® Platinum and Net Zero—we’re aligned with Net Zero targets for 2030.