Energy Modeling Services
We offer building performance simulation and optimization services to ensure your building will function at maximum efficiency, reducing operating costs and contributing to environmental sustainability. We keep up to date on the ever-changing energy mandates set forth by provincial and municipal governments, while utilizing cloud-computing simulation tools and our extensive experience to help ensure success for our clients’ projects.
Whether you need to make early energy performance decisions for a development permit application, are assessing merits of potential retrofits, or need assistance ensuring your project will meet comply with the overlapping efficiency regulations, our team will get you there.
Focused on extremely high performing envelopes paired with minimalist mechanical systems, the Passive House standard is a high bar for any project to clear. With staff certified by the Passive House Institute of Canada, we can guide your project team to early success in implementing Passive House design principles and achieving project certification.
BC Energy Step Code
Introduced as a voluntary standard in 2017 and now required to varying degrees by municipalities across the province, the Step Code aims at quantifying the total energy consumption of a building and targeting reduction of loads through improved envelopes and heat recovery. Our strength is in finding the most cost effective means of achieving these targets, applying holistic multi-disciplinary solutions.
Vancouver Green Buildings Policy for Rezonings
As one of the most proactive cities in the country for energy efficiency regulation, Vancouver leads the way by setting aggressive targets for new buildings, especially those undergoing rezoning. Our team can help your project navigate the challenging and dynamic Vancouver energy regulations.
ASHRAE 90.1 & NECB Compliance
Whether it’s through prescriptive, envelope trade-off, or energy modelling compliance methods, we steer projects through the energy code compliance process by finding and utilizing the compliance path that best suits the needs of the specific project.
Our LEED Accredited Professionals are skilled at maximizing the energy efficiency credits achieve to contribute towards a project’s certificating at the Certified, Silver, Gold, or Platinum level.
Various energy utilities, financiers and government organizations provide financial incentives to promote the use of energy conservation measures in new and existing buildings. We can help you apply for these programs and provide the necessary energy modelling reporting to demonstrate the savings resulting from the employed measures.