Learn about the innovative approaches being used to build better homes and the energy savings for home owners.
These videos share case studies that inspire builders to use an Integrated Design Process (IDP). IDP involves early engagement of key project team members to allow homes to be built with optimal performance, cost efficiency, occupant comfort and resilience in mind. Using an IDP allows multiple client objectives to be realized.
Learn more about the LEEP field-trial homes and you’ll be motivated to step up with the BC Energy Step Code. Natural Resources Canada brought LEEP to B.C. in partnership with BC Housing, BC Hydro, FortisBC, City of Vancouver and the City of New Westminster.
LEEP enables builders to reduce their time and risk by using innovations that can help them build higher performance homes better, faster and more affordably. Builder groups use LEEP to collaborate on opportunities and innovations for home building in their markets.
The Local Energy Efficiency Partnership (LEEP) process was first developed by the Office of Energy Research and Development at Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). This business-to-business initiative has since been adopted in several Canadian provinces, now including B.C.
BC Housing, BC Hydro, Fortis BC, the City of Vancouver, and the City of New Westminster worked together to get LEEP started in the province and local home builders associations also played a key role in delivering the initiative.