Nearly two years since its introduction to BC’s building industry, the Energy Step Code released its first Lessons Learned publication. From Vancouver Island and the Lower Mainland to Whistler and the Southern Interior, 70% of BC’s new residential construction are now subject to the Step Code’s requirements.
Victoria, capital of British Columbia, sits on the craggy southern end of Vancouver Island. With abundant parkland, it’s known for outdoor activities. The city’s British colonial past shows in its Victorian architecture, including stately Craigdarroch Castle mansion. Butchart Gardens, with 55 acres of vivid floral displays, plus statuary, water features and a carousel, is one of many formal gardens in the city.