Dear Valued Client,
All residential windows and sliding glass doors manufactured after January 1, 2022 are to have a U-value ≤ 1.61 W/(m2K) for installation in the province of British Columbia. This requirement applies to all metal and non-metal windows and sliding glass doors installed in residential buildings with less than 4 storeys or a floor space of 600m2 or less. There are also more stringent energy efficiency requirements for skylights and swinging entry doors. Refer to the annouancement linked below for further details. This amendment was approved and ordered by the Lieutenant Governor in Council of BC.
City of Vancouver (CoV)
The General Manager of Planning, Urban Design and Sustainability for the CoV is making recommendations to update the Vancouver Building By-law relating to new part 9 construction (prescriptive path) for windows and sliding glass doors to have a U-value ≤ 1.22 W/(m2K). The proposed changes to increase the energy efficiency requirements for residential buildings of 3 storeys and under, including townhomes, is to take effect on January 1, 2022.
The update applies to all residential windows and sliding glass doors manufactured after January 1, 2022.
Official Regulatory Announcements: