Energy efficiency at The Trails
The houses at The Trails have initially been designed as a Step 2. Recently one of our homes was tested on efficiency and it came through at a Step 4 Energy Efficiency! This could only have been achieved by the great team at The Trails, with the help of all of our trades, but especially from our insulators.
The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial standard designed to “step up” the performance of new buildings to the net-zero energy ready level that must be achieved by 2032.
The higher the "step", the more efficient the homes will be:
- Step 3 means that new homes need to be 20% more energy efficient, required by the BC Building Code in 2022
- Step 4 new homes must be 40% more energy efficient, required by the BC Building Code in 2027
- Step 5 (Net-zero energy ready) means 80% more energy efficient, required by the BC Building Code in 2032