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Technical Bulletin 18-02 – Miscellaneous Revisions to the 2012 BC Building Code

This Bulletin describes miscellaneous changes to the BCBC that came into effect on January 31, 2018 that were not described in Bulletin B18-01.

Key changes include:

  • Removal of a relaxation for guards in Part 9 dwelling units that are not above another suite.
  • Permitting passive ventilation for secondary suites in buildings designed to comply with the BC Energy Step Code.
  • More consistency between definitions for mechanical energy use intensity, total energy use intensity,
  • A new appendix note on Floor Area,
  • Clarification on area for assumed air leakage for Part 3 buildings, and
  • Clarification of the energy modellingreporting options in Division C.

Please visit the Province of BC Government’s website at www.gov.bc.ca/buildingcodes for more details.

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