Design and Analysis of a High Performance Residence to Meet Upcoming BC Step Codes

In the coming months, a new set of energy efficiency targets called “step codes” will be incorporated into the standards used to build houses. The step code is intended to provide builders with a better understanding of what is expected of them when they build energy efficient homes. It will also allow municipalities incorporate energy efficiency standards into new housing developments. The anticipated problem is that the builders may struggle to meet these energy efficiency standards because it is different from the homes they are used to building. This study will try to design an energy efficient home using construction materials and methods familiar to home builders to help them with this transition to the new step codes. The building will incorporate better wall designs to reduce heat loss, air leaking and moisture transfer. TO BE CONT’D

Faculty Supervisor:

Phalguni Mukhopadhyaya


Eric Wilson


Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.


Engineering - mechanical


Environmental industry




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