Certified Energy Advisor (CEA)
Our licensed energy advisors will provide you with a full report of recommendations to improve your home’s overall comfort and efficiency and help you qualify for rebates..
Required energy reports for new homes
City of Vancouver – Vancouver Building By Law (VBBL)
Mandatory 3-step process
The 2014 Vancouver Building By-Law includes new requirements and improvements for:
- Energy efficiency and energy modeling report prior to application;
- Adaptable housing;
- Certified Energy Advisor visual verification prior to application, pre drywall, and before final inspection;
- Building envelope;
- Mechanical equipment;
- Livability – health and life safety; and
- Sprinkler systems
Under the new requirements, our CEAs will guide you through the 3 compliance and documentation stages so that your project get approved and built to code.
1. Pre-Permit Checklist
The City of Vancouver requires this checklist to accompany your building permit application
2. Mid Construction Inspection
CEA verifies energy performance target before insulation inspection can be conducted
3. Final Inspection
CEA must finalize the EnerGuide performance report before occupancy will be granted
NABC 9.36 (Energy Code Compliance)
1. BC Energy Step Code
he BC Energy Step Code is a voluntary roadmap that establishes progressive performance targets
2. EnerGuide Label
An EnerGuide label is an official record of your homes energy performance and may help increase its resale value
3. Performance Path Reports as per 9.36.5
In some cases your custom or log home could require performance path reports before building permits are granted
4. Energy Modelling
Implementing energy models help us to ensure you make informed decisions when it comes to building/renovating your forever home
5. ACH50 Airtightness Test
Employing methods to ensure airtightness within your home can have a positive impact on your health, comfort and wallets
Contact us to schedule your on-site inspections.
Energy efficiency is an ever-changing landscape. EnerSaver Solutions Inc prides itself on being current with the latest changes and compliance standards for today’s market so that you don’t have to.
With our CEA certification through Natural Resources Canada, we offer cutting edge building and energy design solutions that are enhanced by building science expertise. Using computerized energy models and on-site verification, you will receive data-driven analysis along with recommendations you can trust.