We help homebuilders and developers like you meet the swiftly evolving energy, carbon and sustainability targets of new building codes, programs and regional stretch-codes.
We partner with you, providing specialized support throughout the whole building process to meet your project goals.
The results allow our professional builders and developers to build better homes, streamline construction details and bring their teams and trades on board with the specific training and education services they most need.
A first, initial meeting with our client to establish their project needs, challenges and opportunities. We ask lots of questions. We do lots of listening.
This is where we do our deep analysis, looking for cost efficient and practical opportunities to improve. Applying optimization tools assessing energy models, enclosure options, mechanical opportunities, carbon analysis and much more. We also test the current performance of your homes and review current practices, materials and technologies.
Then we deliver the analysis to the builder and their team. A charrette-style working session where collaborative decisions can be made and project specifications defined. It's all bout limiting cost, simplifying the construction process and delivering a high performance home that works!
We engage regularly with our builder team multiple times over the year. Providing site specific construction reports, analysis and training. We also help executive leadership define future code development, technology and process improvements, consumer trends and more; all tied to ensuring durable, comfortable, sustainable homes for Canadians.
We’re positioned to offer a wide variety of testing, diagnostic, team training and design services to support the needs of our professional builders and renovators.
Testing or diagnostic services (air tightness, thermal performance, building code compliance, on-site HVAC, air duct testing, IECC insulation compliance, water management)
Building programs compliance support (ENERGY STAR®, R-2000, LEED® for Homes, HERS®, EnerGuide, Net Zero/Net Zero Ready)
Project advice on Canadian Building Codes
Residential design or performance review
Team or on-site trades training support
Mechanical design services
Project carbon calculations
“We believe a little building science goes a long way. We also believe you’re closer than you think you are.”