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Amendments to the BC Building Code have been introduced and effective as of December 19, 2014. The amendments include an additional section entitled 9.36 Energy Efficiency which are new requirements for houses and small buildings. This section is concerned with the energy used by buildings and outlines new requirements for insulation, ventilation and radon mitigation rough-in. The update sets out mandates for increased energy-efficiency standards for home construction and should result in further efficiency in how new homes are built. The building construction regulation is a provincial responsibility and thus, other provinces are at different stages of adoption.

A house with green features feeds the need to be environmentally sustainable while positively impacting the construction and quality of the dwelling. There are many reasons as to why being energy-efficient can help you cut costs and we've listed out some tips here: Home Renovations: Heating Edition.