Energy modelling / Guides

BC Energy Step Codes - Builder Design Guide &  Requirements explained
Building codes

The new BC energy step code: builder design guide & requirements explained - Vancouver

...Energy modelling? This isn’t something that will be done with a tool from your pickup , and you don’t need to figure out how to do energy modelling, there are...

What is a Free Home Energy Audit Canada?
Grants and incentives

Free home energy audits in Canada

...energy modelling? Home energy modeling is conducted prior to building to anticipate future energy costs . It is also called home energy modelling sometimes, d...

R values and insulation performance
Efficient home design

Understanding thermal performance

...energy consumption. To assess the impact of different roof insulation types on whole building energy performance, energy modelling was conducted of a building w...

Passive House design Vancouver
Passive House

The city of Vancouver is actively promoting Passive House construction

...energy modelling, meaning builders are no longer required to do a HOT2000 or ASHRAE 90.1 compliant model in addition to the PHPP modelling required for Passive ...

Passively-heated off-grid LEED Gold home
Off-grid and Net-Zero Housing

Off-grid living blog part 6 - energy modeling projections and real performance

...energy demand down by over 70%. Off grid homes energy modelling & HERS rating The rough breakdowns in energy use in kWh/year a...

Yukon's first LEED certified home
LEED Homes

The Yukon's First LEED Certified Home

...energy than modelling predicted. With an average annual heating bill of about $500 in one of the coldest parts of our country, heating costs are approximately 7...

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation on Campbell Island,
Passive House

Multi-unit Passive House for Heiltsuk First Nation in British Columbia

...energy modelling was being completed. Although pre-testing for air leakage was planned for the factory, a number of envelope air seals had to be completed on si...

Naugler House: the most energy efficient Passive House design in New Brunswick
Efficient home design

New Brunswick's most energy efficient home is Passive House designed

...energy-efficiency upgrades, cost $150.00 per sq. ft. to construct. The increase in cost to achieve Passive House energy efficiency over Canadian Building Code e...

Passive Solar Home design at it's best - Kenogami House - EcoHome
Passive solar home design

Ecohome Kenogami House wins Home of the Year Award

...energy modelling designs from the benchmark of complete passive solar heating, this is not a rigid target. Depending on climate and other considerations (such a...

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home is affordably Close
Planning and Design

Zero Carbon Homes - The S1600 Prefab Eco Home gets affordably Close

...energy and operating energy with the S1600, which showed embodied energy as a small fraction of the total foorprint, and compared that to the embodied energy in...

The passive solar home in Lac Kenogami, Quebec
Passive solar home design

Ecohome design wins House of the Year Award from Green Builder® Magazine

...Energy , meet Net Zero Heat . Through a rigorous process of design and software energy modelling, Engineer Denis Boyer, Emmanuel Cosgrove (Director of Écohabi...