We are happy to consult on your project.
What do you need help with?
- New Construction
- Site planning
- Space planning
- Passive solar design
- Barrier-free floor plans/renovations
- User-friendly details
- Planning for aging-in-place
- Planning for Deep Energy Retrofits (‘REBlock’ program)
- Green materials/healthy material choices
- Mechanical system upgrades
- Renewable energy system options
- Energy analysis
Consulting is $120/hr + HST.
We start with a free 15 minute phone consultation with you to discuss your new home or renovation consulting needs.
We agree upon a not-to-exceed budget for consulting based on our estimation of time/effort. If at any time during the project we expect the consulting costs to exceed this figure we will notify you and gain your approval. A retainer for 30% of the total agreed budget is required upon signing the contract.
Energy Analysis Package
A detailed energy analysis for new construction is available, for a flat fee of $1500 + HST.
This package, which is based on your new home plans, includes:
- Recommendations @ improving passive solar gain
- Detailed heat loss-heat gain calculation on final design
- Ventilation system equipment sizing and ducting layout
- 3 detailed building envelope scenarios for deep energy savings
- 2 best options for mechanical/renewable energy system integration
- Schematic for proposed space and water heating/ventilation systems
- Recommendations for pre-planning solar thermal and PV systems