Green Building and Renovating
The Corporation of Delta is implementing a wide range of green building programs and policies to help reduce the environmental impact related to buildings and construction.
You can help, too. There are many energy efficiency programs available to you that will help you make your home more energy efficient and sustainable.
Green Requirements in the BC Provincial Building Code
The February 2007 Throne Speech announced the development of new green requirements in the BC Building Code to support the Province's commitment to reduce greenhouse gases related to buildings and construction. View more information about Green Building.
Solar Hot Water Ready Provincial Regulation
The Corporation of Delta, along with other BC municipalities, has supported the reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Heating of homes is one of the causes of greenhouse gas emissions. To support the reduction of greenhouse gas emissions, Delta Council has adopted a Provincial Regulation, the New BC Solar Hot Water Ready Regulation, which sets out the requirements for new single family home design and construction.
For more information on the regulation, or design and construction requirements, please refer to the Solar Ready Technical Guidelines.
Building more rental suites is an excellent way to reduce our carbon footprint, and expand affordable housing choices. To legalize an existing secondary suite installed prior to July of 2010, read more on Delta's Secondary Suite program.
Ensure that hazardous materials and pollutants do not enter Delta's environment during the construction or renovation process. Visit the Pollution Prevention page to learn more.