Building Green

The District of Sooke is eager to help developers, builders and homeowners provide high quality construction with the energy efficiency as a top priority.

Incentive Programs

Below are links to external agencies that provide incentives for green building, development and/or home improvements.

 

CleanBC

Home Renovation Rebate Program Information

Heat Pump Guides & Information

CityGreen

Step Code

The BC Energy Step Code is a provincial regulation, and currently a voluntary, compliance path within the BC Building Code. It established a set of progressive performance steps for new construction projects to support builders to transition from the current energy efficiency requirement in the BC Building Code to net-zero-energy-ready building.

The District has included the Step Code requirements in  Part 16 of the Building Bylaw No. 780, below is a summary:

2022-2027  Step Three (3) = A wood-framed residential building six (6) stories or less, or regulated by Part 9 of the Building Code.
 Step Two (2) = All other buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Building Code.
2027-2032  Step Four (4) = A wood-framed residential building six (6) stories or less, or regulated by Part 9 of the Building Code.
 Step Three (3) = All other buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Building Code.
2032 onward  Step Five (5) = A wood-framed residential building six (6) stories or less, or regulated by Part 9 of the Building Code.
 Step Four (4) = All other buildings regulated by Part 3 of the Building Code.

 

Curious about how the District supports Green Building? Please contact our Building Safety section at building@sooke.ca