BC Wood Excursion Tour

BC Wood Factory Excursion Tour at Westeck

With buildings being the leading source of GHG emissions in Canada, new building standards like Passive House and the BC Energy Step Code are becoming norm to achieve sustainability targets and address climate change – and we are seeing dramatic changes, performance demands, and advances in North American fenestration.

BC Stepcode and Windows

Future Building Codes Challenge Window Manufacturing

Future versions of the National Building Code (NBC) are expected to be mimicked by the provinces, providing a regulatory push that will increase product demand from larger, mid-level projects and make a persuasive business case for more manufacturers to invest. In the meantime,  “Unless it is a high-end multi-unit or commercial build, most contractors and designers are not interested in Passive House-certified windows.”