BC Step Code Building Energy Efficiency – What is the BC Step Code and How to Recondition Batteries?

The Province enacted the BC Step Code for energy efficiency batteries into force on April 11, 2017 as a component of the Climate Action Plan. The BC Step Code is a voluntary road-map with five progressive energy batteries conservation targets (5 steps) that support market transformation from the minimum requirements in the BC Building Code to net zero energy ready buildings. The BC Step Code establishes a set of incremental energy efficiency steps for new buildings that aims to communicate the future intent of the Building Code and improve consistency in building requirements across B.C. to transition to net zero energy ready buildings by 2032. It is a voluntary tool local governments across British Columbia can use to encourage—or require—the construction of more energy-efficient buildings in their communities, and do so in a consistent, predictable way.

Why Do You Need to Recondition Your Rechargeable Energy efficient Batteries?


In most cases when you purchase a new device for the first time, you begin by charging it. Whenever your device needs to be charged, you simply plug in a charger and charge it. However, just like everything wears out, Rechargeable energy efficient batteries do it too. With time, the battery on the device starts showing less time. Thankfully by employing the methods described at thebatteryreconditioning.com you can be able to bring your battery back to life.

How can you recondition Lead acid batteries?

More often do car batteries wear out at an inconvenient place. However, the reason why they wear out is very different from other rechargeable batteries. Additionally, lead-acid batteries are expensive, so it is advisable to recondition one rather than buying new.

You can recondition them using the procedure below. It is also described at batteryinflux

A Step In the Right Direction for BC Energy Code and Carbon Reduction

The BC Energy Step Code takes a smart, performance-based approach rather than the traditional prescriptive approach. This means the BC Step Code does not specify how to construct a building, but sets an energy-efficiency target that must be met and lets the designer/builder decide how to meet it. This means that every home and building will be required to be energy modeled prior to construction and then tested for airtightness during construction as this is the only proven way to ensure performance.

Baby Steps for 16-Year BC Step Code Time Range to Net Nero

Why delay 16-years for a 2032 objective when Zero Energy Ready (“ZER”). Homes are built in BC now? The problem is not materials or ability, Europe and California are building the ZER homes now. Cost is not the problem as many assume, the increase is 2-5% according to Pembina study, and is fully offset by lower energy bills for a net improvement in affordablility. The delay seems to be from a slow to change Construction Industry that is slow to embrace innovation. Why would anyone not want a more affordable, more comfortable, more healthy, and low carbon building? Change may involve risk, but avoiding change is far riskier.Find out more from the BC Construction Codes .