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Comox Net Zero – Humenny Design

Humenny Design is a BC based design studio with projects throughout Vancouver’s North Shore, Squamish, Whistler, & Vancouver Island.​

With a passion for both the outdoors and the built environment, Humenny focuses on homes that connect the occupants to their surroundings, while providing a relaxed and personal client experience.

We have had the pleasure of working Kelvin Humenny, principal of Humenny Design, on many projects over the years. But this project is extra special…

Located in the Beautiful Comox Valley, this Single-Family home and coach house are the literal definition of high performance.

We worked closely with Kelvin in early winter of this year on the energy design.

The project is now starting construction.

Here are some highlights and house characteristics:

Target: Step Code 5 / CHBA Net Zero / EL 4 Zero Carbon Step Code

Foundation: ICF effective R-22

Walls: 6” SIP + 2×4 R-14 Batt effective R-31

Ceilings: 10” SIP + 2×6 R-20 Batt effective R-55

Windows: USI 1.20 – 0.92 SHGC 0.20

Heating system: Cold Climate Air source heat pump forced air

Domestic hot water: Electric integrated heat pump hot water tank

Air barrier: Exterior taped house wrap/SIP/ICF

Air tightness target: 1 ACH

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Georgie Awards 

This past weekend was an exciting night full of energy & glory! Builders & designers from across the province came together to celebrate their hard-earned awards over good food & drinks, and most importantly, fantastic chocolates and deserts!

Congratulations to all the finalists and Georgie Awards winners !  including our clients and projects we worked on:

Foxridge Homes
Architrix Studio
Roadhouse Homes
Tavan Construction 
GD Nielsen
Blue Water Concepts 
Crown Isle Homes
Hasler Homes


CHBA: Building Science for New Homes

This course provides an overview of building science issues and sound business practices. This course is a pre-requisite to become a certified Net Zero, R-2000 or ENERGY STAR builder, and is suggested for participating in the EnerGuide for New Homes and Built Green programs.

2024 dates:
July 18 & 19
Sept 12 & 13
Oct 23 & 24
Nov 21 & 22

Instructor: Luke Dolan (Capital Home Energy)
Location: Online

CHBA: Net Zero Builder Training

The CHBA Net Zero Training courses are only available through CHBA Qualified Net Zero Service Organizations, and delivered by CHBA Qualified Net Zero Trainers. This course is a requirement for builders/energy advisors participating in the CHBA Net Zero Home Labelling program, and covers advancements in technology and innovations in the housing industry.

Sept 26 & 27

Instructor: Luke Dolan (Capital Home Energy)
Location: Online


4653 ft² – Campbell River
Final: 0.49 ACH

6364 ft² – Courtenay
Final: 0.56 ACH


4976 ft²  – North Vancouver
Final: 0.67 ACH

3120 ft² – Vancouver
Final: 0.8 ACH

The lowest ACH score wins a Capital Home Energy mug!



British Thermal Unit is a measurement. But what does it measure? The heat content of fuels or energy sources.

One Btu is the quantity of heat required to raise the temperature of one pound of liquid water by 1° Fahrenheit (F) at the temperature that water has its greatest density (approximately 39° F). As you can see this isn’t too helpful for us who work with Celcius!

Please remember to book your mid construction and final blower door tests at least two weeks in advance!

Friendly reminder to anyone needing to book their blower door tests. Please give us a call or email us at manager@capitalhomeenergy.com two weeks in advance to ensure we can have you on the schedule. This will ensure a quicker turnaround time for your reports!We recommend contacting us for your mid-construction test when insulation has started.

Any Questions? 

For information on the BC Energy Step Code, EnerGuide ratings, Blower Door Airtightness tests, Thermal Imaging, BuiltGreen, Net Zero Homes contact Hannah at manager@capitalhomeenergy.com

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