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Home Energy Modelling

Fire and Ice can provide computer models for homes to determine their energy consumption. This work is performed during pre-construction on residential homes and is now required by many municipalities in BC who have adopted the BC Energy Step Code.
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BC Building Code Requirements

According to the Government of BC Building Code 2018, new building energy efficiency codes and rating requirements have been adopted. The BC Building Code includes requirements for:

  • The minimum energy efficiency of buildings and their equipment
  • Minimum ventilation requirements for houses

New buildings meeting these requirements will improve their energy performance, and the new requirements contribute to the Province’s goal of requiring net-zero energy ready buildings in the BC Building Code by 2032.

What Can We Do

What Role Will Fire & Ice Play in Energy Modelling?

We will provide you with building energy modelling and an energy audit at certain stages of construction. As outlined on the BC Energy Step Code website, builders must use energy modelling software and on-site testing to demonstrate that both their design and the constructed building meet the requirements of the BC Energy Step Code.

All the municipalities on the North Shore have adopted the first step; therefore, every house that requests a permit will need to have an energy model and energy audit done, for example, our blower door test, throughout the building process.

If you’re looking for HVAC design services with the know-how to help you determine your energy consumption on your new home or remodel project, CONTACT US for solutions to handle your specific needs.

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