We help builders navigate and meet targets in the most efficient way possible.

Our advisors are experts in industry code and voluntary standards like Energy Star, EnerGuide, and Net Zero. You can engage us to certify that you meet requirements through on-site inspections and air tightness tests. Or bring us in at the design stage to explore your options and determine the most cost-effective approach to energy efficiency ratings.

With code changes on the horizon, our consultants can help you future-proof your design and stay ahead of the curve.

Our flexible team works to meet your tight schedules and keeps you updated on project status. With years’ of experience on our side, we bring industry insights and technical know-how to our partnership and pride ourselves on offering practical and straightforward advice.

Whether you need to meet code, get certified, or improve your buildings’ performance, our team can get you there.

Services

Blower door testing

  • These air tightness tests can certify that you meet code and voluntary standards.
  • Along with test results, our team offers recommendations for improvements that can help you set and meet performance targets.
  • We can perform the test at different stages of construction, giving you the opportunity to change course and update plans as needed.
  • Our streamlined process ensures that we can serve any site size cost effectively.

On site inspection

  • Site verification services certify that a building satisfies the specifications required to meet energy codes and the requirements of voluntary programs.
  • Mid-construction site visits help you identify areas for improvement and outline the pros and cons of alternative solutions.

Energy modelling

  • Our computer simulation of energy performance allows you to compare and contrast alternative solutions before you commit to plans or invest in costly materials. 
  • The models can be used to ensure that your design meets the energy balance required of voluntary programs like Energy Star, LEED, and Net Zero.
  • By tapping into years of real-life data capture, we are able to develop different scenarios that will yield efficiencies at various price and resource/time points.

Building science consulting

  • Our consulting services take you from simply saving energy, to really understanding how different aspects of the design work together as a system. Making a change in one area has implications, and introduces potential risks, to another. This house-as-a-system view allows us to make recommendations that work together and offer a cumulative effect on energy efficiency.

Working together

Our goal is to work with you to determine the right solutions for your specific needs. We can offer value at any point in the design/build process—even a review of a completed project can offer insights that you can apply to future developments.

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Building Energy Inc.

Building Energy Inc. is an Ottawa-based residential energy consulting firm that helps local developers and builders improve the energy performance of their buildings. The team conducts site inspections, blower door tests, and energy models and works with clients to determine the most cost-effective approach to meeting energy efficiency ratings.

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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada K1Y 2J2

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