Energy Efficiency

What’s all the fuss about airtightness?

If you’ve been paying attention to the ever-evolving home building requirements throughout BC, you may have noticed that municipalities are asking more and more from their builders to achieve high levels of airtightness. Most people in the industry view this as a positive development that will expand the knowledge base and improve the quality of work delivered across the industry,…
Annie Young
February 3, 2021
In the NewsOur Environment

Indoor Air Quality: What are we breathing in?

According to the Ontario Ministry of Environment, an average adult breathes in around 15,000 litres of air every day. Statistically, people spend 90% of their time indoors.  The majority of that time is spent at home, therefore it is extremely important that our homes provide a healthy living environment. Indoor Air Quality (IAQ) refers to the air quality within buildings…
Annie Young
February 3, 2021
BC Energy Step CodeEnergy EfficiencyIn the News

BC Energy Step Code – Are You Ready?

Climate adaptation is one of the major challenges of our time. Now more than ever governments at the Federal, Provincial, and Municipal levels are realizing the effects of Man-made climate change.  Today is the time to find solutions for a more sustainable future. The Province of British Columbia has a strategy to transition to Net-Zero energy ready buildings by 2032.…
Annie Young
February 3, 2021
BylawEnergy EfficiencyIn the News

Update to Vancouver Building Bylaw 2018 – March 1st, 2018 updates

Today the City of Vancouver has introduced new updates to the Vancouver Building Bylaw 2018  (VBBL). Since 2014, only 1&2 Family residential housing were effected by the VBBL. Now, in the New Vancouver Building Bylaw 2018, all low-rise (less than 4 Storey) MURBs (Multi Residential Buildings) will require air tightness testing, EnerGuide Ratings, and Effective R-22 Walls. This will also…
Annie Young
February 3, 2021