Using proposed plans and specifications, we model homes to Natural Resources Canada’s EnerGuide Rating system standards. This service includes administration of files and documentation to NRCan as well as an EnerGuide Label and a report detailing the building’s energy consumption.
Our Energy Advisors use their expertise in combination with energy modelling software to help home owners and building professionals making better informed decisions when choosing energy upgrades before building a new house or starting extensive renovations on an existing home. Additionally, EAs perform the necessary inspections, tests, and energy modelling to verify compliance with home labeling programs to accurately report results.
Energy Advisors also educate builders and trades workers of construction standards and techniques that meet building air tightness requirements.
Our Energy Advisors also provide a following up with the home and building inspections prior to the drywall stage in order to ensure the correct installation of insulation and air barriers.
Blower Door Air Tightness Testing:
- A blower door is a machine used to measure the airtightness of buildings. It can also be used to measure airflow between building zones to test ductwork airtightness and to help physically locate air leakage sites in the building envelope.
- Blower doors are also able to test the depressurization of homes and buildings to ensure combustion gases are properly ventilated.
With this special imaging equipment, we are able to locate major building deficiencies, such as air leakage, missing insulation, roof leaks, moisture infiltration, and heating ventilation issues. When it comes to building diagnoses the use of an Infrared Camera is second to none.
Discussing your requirements and helping you determine the best options for the energy-efficient home of your dreams. We also provide expert advice on cost-effective energy efficiency upgrades; custom residential energy evaluations and; existing home energy audits.