BC Energy Step Code

City of Kamloops Step Code Incentive Program

The City of Kamloops Energy Step Code Incentive Program aims to support local home builders who are interested in preparing themselves for the BC Energy Step Code (Step Code). The program is the result of extensive engagement with the building industry and supports a collaborative learning experience for local home builders and City of Kamloops building officials as our community prepares for the Step Code becoming mandatory in 2022. To learn more about the Step Code, visit the Provincial Step Code website.

Builders, designers and Energy Advisors are encouraged to visit StepWin to test different design options and considerations while designing a home to comply with the BC Energy Step Code.

How to Participate

To be eligible to participate, builders must complete the City of Kamloops Energy Step Code Incentive Program orientation and registration. The program is geared to residential projects less than three storeys and 600 m2  in area and must be constructed within City limits.

1) Complete Program Orientation and Registration

2) Submit Building Permit Application

The following additional Step Code documents must be submitted with the building permit application:

  • Step Code Pre-Construction Report
  • printout of complete Hot2000 Model Full Report
  • proof of Energy Advisor City of Kamloops business licence
  • proof of Energy Advisor errors and omissions insurance ($1 million) and general liability insurance ($2 million)

3) Submit Final Documentation

The following additional Step Code documents must be submitted with the final documentation:

  • as-built form, indicating Step Code level achieved (minimum Step 1)
  • PDF of energy label
  • printout of complete Hot2000 Model Full Report

The Fine Print

  1. The City reserves the right to limit incentives to builders based on program participation and demand.
  2. Incentive payment is triggered when applicants have submitted required paperwork and are issued the final occupancy permit.
  3. Please allow 20 business days for payment to be processed.
  4. Program participants must register separately for each project.
  5. The Energy Advisor must have active business licence in the City of Kamloops.
  6. If an EnerGuide label is not available, provide a comparable energy label to meet compliance requirements.
Note: Energy labels will be held in the property information file as a permanent record and will be included on publicly available property reports.

City of Kamloops Incentives

Projects are eligible for the incentive that corresponds with the step that is achieved according to the as-built form that the energy advisor completes.

Step Achieved
 Step OneStep TwoStep ThreeStep FourStep Five
Incentive$1,000$2,000$3,000$3,000$3,000

FortisBC Incentives

FortisBC has adopted the BC Energy Step Code as the energy performance standard for its New Home Program. Build a home that is more energy-efficient than the minimum BC Building Code requirements, and you can qualify for a home performance rebate.

Step Achieved
 Step OneStep TwoStep ThreeStep FourStep Five
Incentive$400$1,400$2,400$4,400$8,400
 

StepWin

StepWin is a software that provides builders, designers and Energy Advisors a simple way to test different design options and considerations while designing a home to comply with the BC Energy Step Code. StepWin makes it easy to test different scenarios quickly, enabling the most cost effective and energy efficient option to be determined. Visit the StepWin website to sign up and try it out!

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