West Vancouver is Becoming Solar Hot Water Ready
Wednesday, July 07, 2010
If you are building a new home you need to know about the requirements in the BC Building Code that apply to new West Vancouver homes.
Effective June 21, 2011, the Solar Hot Water Ready Provision requires all new single family homes to provide designated space on the roof that can accommodate additional load for future solar collectors, and piping that runs from the home's primary heater to the roof. The Building Code does not require a solar hot water system to be installed, only that future installation be accommodated, and details must be shown on drawings submitted for a building permit.