Provincial Energy Compliance Survey

As of December 20, 2013, large buildings (Part 3 building in the BC Building Code) constructed in British Columbia are required to comply with the energy provisions in either ASHRAE 90.1-2010 or the National Energy Code for Buildings (NECB) – 2011. As of January 21, 2014, the Vancouver Building By-Law was amended to include the same standards.

The Province of British Columbia, in partnership with BC Hydro, is conducting a province-wide formal survey of industry professionals and building officials that design, build, or review plans for large buildings. Targeted respondent groups include architects, engineers (mechanical/electrical/building envelope), as well as municipal building officials involved with permitting and inspections. The survey is completely anonymous, available via the following webpage:

The Province encourages everyone within this industry to take 15-20 minutes to complete this important survey before June 15.

Your collective responses will be analyzed to identify gaps and inefficiencies in the code compliance process and may lead to development of new processes to streamline the issues. There is also an opportunity to provide additional feedback through a focus group in July 2015.

Thank you in advance for contributing to this important initiative. If you have any questions or wish to follow up on the results of the survey, please contact:

Voytek Gretka

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