High Performance Home in in Whistler

Check out this impressive high performance home under construction in Whistler by RDC Fine Homes .  This beautiful and complex build home is aiming for Step Code 4 compliance, and is part of the Holmes Approved Holmes program of quality assurance.   The house was designed by Stark Architecture, and is built into the side of a mountain. 
We just recently completed the Mid Construction air leakage testing, and the house scored very well at 0.58 ACH @ 50Pa.
Capital Home Energy also provides the Holmes Approved Holmes inspections throughout the construction process.  The program is designed to give the Homeowners 3rd party quality assurance above and beyond that of the builder.

  • Foundation walls: ICF
  • Main walls: Mixture of ICF and exterior 4” exterior rigid insulation + 2×6  R-30 2lb spray foam
  • Roof: Exterior rigid R-36 + TJI R-18 2lb spray foam
  • Windows – High Performance double and Triple glazed (USI 0.85 to 1.42)
  • Air Tightness 0.57 ACH (air changes per hour- that’s very tight!)
  • Ventilation – Lifebreath HRV +70% Sensible recovery efficiency
  • Heating system: Dettson condensing gas high efficient furnace
  • Air tightness: AeroBarrier by AirTight Solutions


FortisBC: Indigenous Communities New Home Program

FortisBC is expanding the New Home Program to qualifying applicants in First Nation communities as of July 28th!

These applicants will be eligible for New Home Program rebates that are approximately 30% higher than the current rebates. Also, the EA and builder incentives associated with Indigenous New Home applications will be $400 and $1600 respectively, to help cover some of the additional travel costs associated with Indigenous applications.

To be eligible for these higher rebates, applicants must be a First Nation Band under the Indian Act and the residential housing must be primarily for low-income households.

For more information on this program, please contact conservationassistance@fortisbc.com


REMINDER: Call of Entries for 2022 Georgie Awards Still Open

Call for entries for the 2022 Georgie Awards is still open!

The 2022 Call for Entries for the Georgie Awards is still open

Projects and products built, renovated, developed, created and/or marketed for the period of January 1, 2020 – November 1, 2021 are eligible for the 2022 Georgie Awards. 

The online entry form closes at 8:00 p.m. on Monday, November 1, 2021. All completed online entry forms must be submitted by this time. There will be no extensions.

For more information on participating in the 2021 Georgie Awards, click here


CHBA: Net Zero Home Leadership Summit

When: Monday, November 22nd to Thursday, November 25th 10:00 am – 1:30 pm PDT
Location: Event is held virtually


What you will learn
The 2021 Net Zero Leadership Summit is a live, interactive online event where participants will gain insight and explore the innovative, industry-leading efforts in Net Zero for both new homes and renovations. You’ll be part of the dialogue – interacting and providing input during each session to work though the opportunities and challenges. Focused on valuable content and participant engagement, the Summit will convene leaders in the industry: builders, renovators, energy advisors, product manufacturers, service providers, utilities, developers, government, and academia from across Canada.



Integra Homes
New 3,100 ft² house
Final : 0.54 ACH

RDC Fine Homes
New 4,000 ft² home
Mid Construction: 0.58 ACH

Custom Coastal Homes
New 2,100 ft² home
Bowen Island
Mid Construction:  0.63 ACH

Pheasant Hill Homes 
New 2,200 ft² home
Mid Construction  0.68 ACH 


Nominal vs Effective R-Value

Nominal R-Value is the rated insulation value that is provided by the manufacturer, for the individual product.

Effective R-value measures the final thermal resistance of an assembly, taking into account all of the different components of the assembly including framing, drywall, insulation, exterior sheathing, etc.

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

Friendly reminder to all builders needing to book their mid construction and final blower door tests. Please give us a call two weeks in advance to ensure we can have you on the schedule and to 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 Vanessa at manager@capitalhomeenergy.com 

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