Good Building Science made simple.

Building Knowledge Canada Inc. supports homebuilders with a team of highly trained experts with the technical understanding and hands-on experience needed to create and maintain residences that are efficient, comfortable, healthy, and highly sustainable. Our knowledge is based on over 30 years of successful consulting to the building industry.

Our broad range of services include the following:

Residential Design and Certification Services

Residential Design and Certification Services

  • Building code compliance modelling and verification; NBC 9.36, OBC SB12 and others
  • Building program compliance: ENERGY STAR®, R-2000, LEED for Homes™, HERS®, EnerGuide™
  • Net Zero/Net Zero ready residential design and evaluation
  • Utility program incentive compliance
  • Enclosure performance analysis
  • HVAC design review and analysis
  • High performance plan review
    • Energy and comfort performance review
    • Enclosure durability review: water management and moisture control strategies
Inspection and Diagnostic Testing Services

Inspection and Diagnostic Testing Services

  • Building code compliance testing; NBC 9.36, OBC SB12
  • Building program verification and testing: ENERGY STAR®, R-2000, LEED for Homes™, HERS®, Net Zero
  • Residential and large building air tightness testing and verification
  • Large building air tightness testing and verification
  • Air barrier integrity inspection
  • Air tightness benchmarking
  • HVAC on-site diagnostics and troubleshooting
  • Air duct testing
  • IECC insulation compliance inspection
  • Water management inspection
  • Thermal enclosure inspection/level 1 thermography
Training and facilitating

Training and Facilitating

  • Marketing and selling high performance homes and buildings: training development and delivery
  • New building codes, new reality: national and provincial/state code updates
  • Customized on-site training for builders and trades
  • Building performance rating systems: training development and delivery
  • Design charrette coordination and delivery
Advanced Residential Performance Services

Advanced Residential Performance Services

  • Builder quality assurance program development
  • Builder continuous improvement program development
  • 3rd Party expert witness: building performance diagnostics
  • Builder scope-of-work development

Industry Client Building Science and Product Strategy Development

As a trusted resource for the homebuilding industry, Building Knowledge Canada is frequently asked to support various industry partners through training, presentations, research projects, product training, building code training and homebuilder liaison development.

  • Product performance modelling and building code/program compliance optimization strategies for manufacturers and trade partners
  • Development and delivery of customized education programs for Builders, Trades, Building Officials and Manufacturers

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