Coastal Custom Homes is proud of the energy efficiency we achieve in all of our new homes, exceeding the City of Courtenay’s Step Code 3 requirements. We recently completed construction on a new home that achieved Step 5 certification. Why is this important to the new home buyer? Let’s start with an explanation of the BC Energy Step Code. What is the BC Energy Step Code? In April 2017, the Province of BC adopted the BC Energy Step Code as a regulation that charts a course to ensure all new construction in the province is “net-zero energy ready” by 2032….