ADVANCED AIR TIGHTNESS TESTING
We perform air tightness testing on buildings large and small, from large commercial buildings to single-detached homes and everything in between. We also perform multi-fan guarded testing. We use the right equipment and techniques to ensure accurate results. We are also involved in several research projects that are pushing the boundaries of what is possible with fans, manometers, and a laptop.
Infrared thermography is the detection of infrared energy emitted from an object and the display of the resulting temperature distribution. It's amazing what kinds of leaks and deficiencies a thermal camera can see. Combining infrared thermography with air tightness testing takes the guesswork out of it leak detection.
ON-SITE TESTING & INSPECTION
We provide various testing and inspection services for new and existing homes and buildings. We help home builders reduce their warranty repair rate through multi-stage inspections and training, improve air tightness performance, and meet the requirements of residential energy efficiency certification programs. We also help homeowners diagnose and fix comfort and durability issues.
PASSIVE HOUSE DESIGN & CONSULTING
All of our team members are Certified Passive House Consultants (CPHCs) under the PHIUS+ 2015 certification standard. We help our clients’ passive house projects successfully reach the challenging PHIUS+ 2015 certification standards. Passive house construction techniques are becoming increasingly relevant to all projects as energy efficiency requirements become increasingly stringent.
BUILDING ENVELOPE DESIGN
Performance of building envelope systems relates to more than just the R-value of the assembly. Durability is also key, as failures in the building envelope design or construction leads to costly premature repairs. With proper design, modeling, and detailing of building envelope systems, we help our clients prevent these problems from occurring.
Energy modeling helps inform design decisions and predict energy consumption. We model everything from single-detached homes to multi-unit to institutional buildings, whether it be for the design phase of a project or the final certification of a home. Low-energy design starts with a model, and we can build it for you.
Navigating the ever-changing energy code requirements can be a frustrating and expensive process for design teams and home builders. We help them meet energy code requirements through either the prescriptive or performance path, and help them do so at the lowest additional cost possible.
EnerGuide RATINGS FOR HOMES
The EnerGuide rating system for homes forms the backbone of energy efficiency and green building programs in Canada. We are licensed by Natural Resources Canada to provide EnerGuide energy efficiency ratings for new and existing houses across Canada. With hundreds of ratings under our belt, we provide quick, reliable service to home builders and homeowners. Contact us now to book your home’s evaluation.
RENEWABLE ENERGY SYSTEMS
Renewable energy systems are key to helping us move towards net-zero and a sustainable built environment. We are experts on solar PV, solar thermal, and ground and air-source heat pump systems and can help you seamlessly and cost-effectively integrate them into your home or project. Save money on energy bills and reduce your carbon footprint.