Fees and Services

* Path to Net Zero Planning Report - $550.00.  The Path to Net Zero Planning Report takes the results from a Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) energy audit (see Below) for houses and further:

   - estimates the energy savings by recommended measure in dollars ($)

   - estimates the costs of the recommended measures in dollars ($)

   - estimates a simple payback by measure in years

   - estimates the reduction in Green House Gases by measure in kG/year

   - advises a preferred year to do each measure to maximize the value of existing equipment

   - rejects certain suggested measures as uneconomical measures

* Fuel Transition Study (or what is the best fuel for your house or location) - $550.00. Certain houses have high levels of solar shading and lack other renewable site generation. This study provides insight into what fuels to pursue in that case.

  - similar process to the Net Zero Study (initial NRCan energy audit, financial analysis, GHG        

    analysis, insights into sustainability, health and safety)

For Residential Houses up to 3,500 Sq. Ft. contact us for quotes for larger buildings.

​* Utility and Capital Cost Comparisons between four heat pump models - $250.00 Cold climate, traditional, HSPF, SEER, cut off temperature, short cycling, humidity control, efficiency. What do all these terms mean? Which are important?

  - we offer a report for clients who are interested in an explanation of these concepts, and provide

    an analysis and summary of the initial costs and impact on the annual and lifecycle utility costs

    for up to 4 different heat pump models (the client supplies the make and model details).

* Blower Door Testing and Report - $250.00 House energy audits often offer blower door tests ( a test to determine how "leaky" the building is) to estimate the annual energy consumption due to air infiltration into the building.

  - we offer a blower door test (installation of a fan in an otherwise sealed building that measures and quantifies annual natural

  and mechanical air infiltration to the building in a year) and report.

* Infrared Survey and Report - $250.00 Areas of poor insulation leave traces of cold spots in a building envelop in cold weather. A survey of a building using an infrared camera identifies and documents these spots (note - weather dependent).

  - we offer a site survey and report identifying areas of poor insulation for concerned building owners and a report with photos

  identifying the areas of concern and offer possible remediation options (where economical/feasible).

*NRCan Energy Audit - A standardized report that estimates annual energy usage and GreenHouse Gas (GHG) emissions for a house or Multi Unit Residential Building (MURB)  - Residential House Fees range depending on the NRCan Service Organization but generally are about $600.00 for the initial visit and $250 for the follow-up visit. These open up a $600.00 NRCan grant (following successful completion of at least one measure) for the energy audit and eligibility for up to an additional $5,000 in Greener Homes Grants and a $40,000 no interest loan for qualifying measures.

Next Renewable and Sustainable Building Design Course

Fees - $1,200 special offer

Date - TBD

​Approximately 40% of North American Energy is consumed in buildings. Almost all those buildings can be economically converted to conserve that energy (Net Zero Energy) and eliminate the associated Green House Gas production. This course outlines the methods to move buildings (new and existing) to high energy performance or net zero performance and to significantly reduce direct energy costs, and greenhouse gas emissions caused by building energy requirements.

Useful Links
 
Algonquin College (Post Secondary Education)
ASHRAE (Education, Reasearch, Standardization)
ASTM (Standards - especially see E 2018-01 for the PCA Standard)
Better Homes Loans - Ottawa (Low Interest Loan for Qualifying Conservation Improvements in Ottawa)
Building Science Corporation (US Based Building Science Consulting and Education Firm)
Canada Green Building Council (Promotion and Registration for LEED Buildings)
Canadian Home Builders Association (Advocate of Net Zero Housing)
Carleton University (Post Secondary Education and Research)
Just Have a Think (Sustainability Related Videos) 10 Reasons Not to Buy an Electric Car (Debunked)
Greener Homes Grant (Canadian Federal Energy Audit and Conservation Grants)
Net Zero Building Coalition (Education and Advocacy Group for Net Zero Building Design)
NRCan OEE - (Natural Resources Canada, Office of Energy Efficiency - Education Research and Promotion)
OSPE (Ontario Society for Professional Engineers - Education and Advocacy Group for Ontario's Engineers)
OPG (Ontario Power Generation - Large Scale Electrical Power Generation and Distribution)
PEO (Professional Engineers of Ontario (Regulatory Body for Ontario's Engineers and the Protection of the Public)
Pretium Consulting Engineers (Building Envelope and Structural Experts)
Save On Energy (Ontario's Electricity Conservation Incentive Program)
Technology Connections (Technology Explanation Videos) EV Charging Simplified 
Undecided (Sustainability Related Videos) - Why Heat Pumps are Essential for the Future
University of Ottawa (Post Secondary Education and Research)

Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (Education)

Zero Net Energy Homes