Net Zero – Building New? Be Ready

Building to Net Zero Required by 2032

  • Comfort and a healthy home environment
  • Less drafts and cold spots due to the home’s air tightness
  • Quieter due to the tripled paned windows, increased insulation and air tightness
  • Better air quality and ventilation
  • Reduced operating costs = long term savings in energy costs longer life for your home with lower maintenance costs durability = fewer home renovations
  • Increased market and resale value, so when it’s time to move your home will sell for close to 10% more on average than homes that aren’t net zero
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If your checklist aligns with these elements then you will appreciate the new BC Energy Step Codes which goes into effect in BC between now and 2032.

The goal of the Step Code is to increase energy efficiency for new homes. Advancements in building science are a direct result of the Code, with many benefits to the builder and homeowner. One example is framing. The standard framing concept has been in existence for well over a hundred years. However, walls today are becoming more complex and the construction detailing more important to meet Code. No easy task to undertake on a job site while working in the elements. A solution – build the walls in a controlled environment with exacting standards to ensure consistent quality.

Kemp Construction and Baywest Manufacturing have partnered to do just that using the HP+ panelized BASF wall systems. Our owner knows the benefits and they’re compelling: shorter construction schedule, better quality construction, vastly improved performance, dry materials and lower building costs.

Historically the framing duration for conventional construction can easily stretch between 6 weeks and 4 months. With the panelized BASF wall system, the home can be standing and ready for the roofing within days after the foundation is in place. This also represents a substantial reduction of construction noise and site material waste. What’s not to like about that?

With the help of BASF building knowledge and chemistries, and the Baywest Manufacturing experience, the new Step Code will be a walk in the park for the builder. And for customers and builders who want to reach the Passive House ratings, it’s simply a matter of adjusting the material thickness.

We’re committed to bringing new building technology to the marketplace. We are parents and grandparents and we believe we can make a positive contribution to climate change. Kemp Construction is a knowledgeable industry leader in building science and as an active member of the Homebuilders Association of Vancouver (HAVAN) – a trusted source for homebuilding in Metro Vancouver.

If you are interested in the BC Step Code, you can read further on the subject on the links below. If you have  questions on how it cold impact your specific project, please give us a call to discuss – 604.948.1124.