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Fees for Standard Services

* Net Zero Retrofit (NZR) planning for single unit residential (house) with a NRCan Energy

Audit includes the NRCan Energy Audit and a Path to Net Zero Planning Report

*NRCan Energy Audit - Fees range depending on the NRCan Service Organization but generally are about $550.00 for the initial visit and $250 for the follow-up visit. These open up a $600.00 NRCan grant for the energy audits and as of June 17th, 2022 a $40,000 no interest loan from NRCan for approved energy conservation and generation measures. Note: as of December 1st, 2020, the federal government rebates the NRCan Energy Audit (-$600.00) following successful completion of at least one measure. A follow-up visit is required to confirm a measure has been completed. Completion of the NRCan Energy Audits (initial and follow up visit) open up eligibility for up to an additional $5,000 in Greener Homes Grants and a $40,000 no interest loan for qualifing measures.

* Path to Net Zero Planning Report is $499.00.  The Path to Net Zero Planning Report takes the results from the NRCan energy audits 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 on a reasonable year to do each measure to maximize the value of existing eqpt.

   - rejects certain suggested measures as uneconomical 

* Utility and Capital Cost Comparisons between four heat pump models - $250.00

Next Renewable and Sustainable Building Design Course

(fees - $1,200 special offer)

​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.



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Algonquin College (Post Secondary Education)
ASHRAE (Education, Reasearch, Standardization)
ASTM (Standards - especially see E 2018-01 for the PCA Standard)
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)

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