Providing services to the build industry

BE Comfortable

BE Efficient

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BE Profitable

“We believe that everyone is looking for the perfect home, and that can be defined with a number of attributes such as affordability, comfort, durability, energy efficiency, and resiliency to name but a few.
As a lead-in, CHBA defines a Net Zero Home as the ultimate in Comfort and Efficiency.

We are also looking for progressive companies wanting to join the Homes to Zero initiative.

Building Efficiency is a company that provides services to the Build Industry.

You are knowledgeable enough to know what you need, as you work through the different stages of construction

We are here to offer the tools necessary to help you improve your bottom line.

Pre-construction

9.36 Building Code (Alberta)

Code Compliance
Services
For building permit applications

SB-12 Building Code (Ontario)

Code compliance
Services
For building permit applications

BC Step Code

Code compliance
Services
For building permit applications

NBC Step Code (National)

Heat Loss and Heat

Calculations (Right sizing systems)

Duct Design (F-280)

Ventilation Design (F326)

We even have an assessment tool that makes it very to see how close you actually are in reaching Net Zero. We talk a lot about optimization and can show how $thousands can be saved with a continuous improvement process like the IDP (Integrated Design Process).

Building Science is a complex field, understanding the 3 core components of a building, the 3 building science factors, 4 control layers, 7 indoor environmental quality conditions, requires a learning knowledge beyond just energy modeling.

Existing Home Programs

City of Calgary EnerGuide

labeling initiative for new and existing homes.

Grants up to $5000

for energy upgrades

Ontario / NRCan partnership

Grants up to $5000

Alberta Provincial

 loan program

Builders are being called upon, through regulatory requirements or as part of their marketing initiatives, to provide information and details which is often is outside of their core skillsets. Building performance standards and necessary load calculations are factors that we consider on every building that we evaluate. Whether it be Heat Loss / Heat Gain, Municipal, Provincial or National building codes, voluntary or mandatory, we help navigate the requirements.

During Construction

Building Envelope

energy modeling, testing and investigations.

Thermal Imaging

Radon testing

Air infiltration

blower door testing, homes and buildings

Indoor Air Quality testing

Superior air sealing

of homes and buildings.

All the above is good if we do not have the credibility to back it up. We are affiliated with organizations like APEGA, CACEA, CHBA and individually have Engineers, Master Energy Advisors, Net Zero Energy Advisors, as well as a mix of other skills that are there for your benefit. We believe in giving back, which is why we are advocates of training.”

After Construction

Energy performance

 measure for homes, new and existing

25% more efficiency than Code
built homes (Step 3 of NBC)

50% more efficiency than Code built homes

Up to 80% more efficiency than Code built homes (Step 4 of NBC)

The ultimate in Comfort & Efficiency

The ultimate in build construction to an International Standard

Building construction is about achieving a balance, as an example.
The building envelope and air tightness v’s mechanical systems to reduce costs.
Energy consumption v’s Energy production to achieve Net Zero.

The new NBC 2020 will allow you to work through the different options to achieve the best result, contact us to find out more.

At the end of the day, you are looking for Building Efficiency, Occupant Comfort, Validated Performance that improves your bottom line.

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