Building code changes could take decades to ‘future-proof’ homes for extreme heat that’s here now

Building code changes could take decades to ‘future-proof’ homes for extreme heat that’s here now

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As part of its report into last summer’s heat dome, the B.C. coroner called for updates to the building code to require cooling systems in homes. But with most buildings having a lifespan of anywhere from 50 to 100 years, experts say it would take decades to “future-proof” existing dwellings.

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