Kamloops takes step by step strategy

The City of Kamloops wants to develop a strategy to implement the Energy Step Code.

The provincial initiative phases in more energy-efficient construction guidelines under the building code, with the goal of net-zero energy-ready buildings in the next 14 years.

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Council directed staff during a March workshop to to apply for funding to assess and implement the code.

On Tuesday, staff are asking council to endorse developing an implementation strategy, along with allocating $110,000 from the climate action reserve fund to pay for assessment and engagement activities and half of the costs for a community energy specialist over two years. FortisBC would pay for other half of position.

If approved by council, the climate action reserve fund would have slightly less than $1 million left, with other commitments and revenues taken into consideration.

The province has allowed communities a transitional implementation, with supports to accommodate green updates to the building code. Victoria wants to implement higher standards across the board by 2032.

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