This guide was jointly developed by FPInnovations; the Homeowner Protection Office, Branch of BC Housing; BC Hydro; FortisBC; and the City of Vancouver. It is based on the building industry’s design and construction practices and relavent research. The majority of the content was prepared by Chris Mattock of Habitat Design + Consulting Ltd.
This guide focuses on design and construction strategies and detailed measures to improve home energy efficiency in British Columbia. The primary purpose of this publication is to provide guidelines for designers and builders who are interested in the design and construction of single-family and small multi-family buildings that are substantially more energy efficient and lower in environmental impact than traditionally built homes.