Home Energy Evaluations
EnerGUIDE Rating for Existing Homes
We will assist you with planning for renovations that can reduce energy consumption and related energy costs, reduce greenhouse gas emissions and improve comfort. We will perform on-site energy evaluation and energy modelling using HOT2000 software, which calculates the estimated annual energy consumption and annual energy production from on-site renewables, using standard operating conditions, and produces an EnerGuide Rating.
EnerGUIDE Rating for New Homes
We will perform on-site energy evaluation and energy modelling using HOT2000 software, which calculates the estimated annual energy consumption and annual energy production from on-site renewables, using standard operating conditions, and produces an EnerGuide Rating.
For more information, please read Simple Guide for Working with an Energy Advisor.
Airtightness (Blower Door) Testing
We will perform airtightness (blower door) test compliant to CAN-CGSB-149.10 Determination of the airtightness of building envelopes by the fan depressurization method. We will determine the house's air changes per hour at 50 pascals (ACH@50 Pa), which the number of times per hour the entire heated volume of air in a house is replaced when the building envelope is subjected to an interior-exterior pressure differential of 50 pascals (Pa).
Air Leakage Location Identification using Infrared Thermal Scanner and/or Smoke - we will walk around the inside of the house and use an air movement indicator (infrared thermal scanner and/or smoke) to locate air leakage points in the house.
Exhaust Device Depressurization Test - performed on houses with combustion spillage susceptible appliances (e.g. combustion equipment that vents through a chimney such as fuel-fired natural draft furnaces, boilers, domestic water heaters, fireplaces and solid fuel-fired appliances). This test determines the level of house depressurization that can occur when all of the home’s exhaust appliances and ventilation devices are operating at the same time. A negative pressure environment could create backdrafting conditions, potentially resulting in the spillage of hazardous combustion exhaust gases into the house.
We provide customized training opportunities for your organization in energy efficiency and clean energy management solutions.