Building Envelope Consultants Are Energy Efficiency Experts

Published on June 19, 2017

When the earliest homebodies started to settle down 10,000 years ago, agriculture provided a way for humans to set down more than just literal roots - we began building shelters, or homes, as well. Meant to provide more than just shelter from the environment, these structures were also meant to enable us to regulate our indoor temperature. Thankfully, modern-day construction methods and building envelope consultants mean that no longer do we need to stuff our walls with straw; instead, energy efficiency specialists can help you construct the best building envelope for your needs.

A building envelope is a physical separator between the exterior and interior of your home - everything from the top of your roof to the bottom of your foundation, and any walls or doors in between. Your building envelope is susceptible to a range of problems - engaging energy efficiency specialists when it comes to retrofitting any part of your building envelope will reduce any long-term problems or energy loss experienced through faulty installation, maintenance or poor materials.

What do Building Envelope Consultants do?

Building envelope consultants are experts when it comes to all parts of your home or business’s building envelope. Hiring building envelope consultants will provide a specialized, experienced service that will help keep your project on time and on budget. One of the key things that building envelope consultants will help you achieve is an enclosure that is energy efficient.  Energy efficiency is reducing your building’s energy needs through various means - new insulation, double-glazed windows, or passive lighting are just some of the ways that you can reduce your energy consumption and lower your heating and cooling bills.

So what do building envelope consultants have to do with energy efficiency specialists? Well, building envelope consultants can make a huge difference in the energy efficiency of your home since a well-maintained building envelope is the first step to making sure you aren’t wasting energy. Energy efficiency specialists will help you identify problem areas in your home, and advise you on ways to retrofit an old building, or design the home of your dreams. Unlike our ancestors, energy efficiency specialists will know which insulation, siding, windows or other features that will provide you the maximum in energy efficiency savings. In Southern Ontario, having energy efficiency specialists can pay off in the long term, with rebates available for homeowners doing renovations that improve their energy efficiency.

Barrier Sciences Group Experts in Energy Efficiency and Building Science

At Barrier Sciences Group, our professionals have over three decades of providing building envelope consultation, and offer a roster of accomplished specialists. Using a common-sense approach to problem solving, our energy efficiency specialists and building envelope consultants will ensure the most cost-effective solutions are complimented by best practices in construction. Everything we do is based in ethical business practices that are customer-focused. Our energy efficiency specialists and building envelope consultants are highly trained and certified, and have experience in residential, industrial, commercial and institutional buildings - our aim is to provide measurable results that will extend the lifetime of your building as well as enriching the health and safety of you and your family.

The Canada Greener Homes Grant offers home efficiency renovation grants up to $5,000.

Homeowners Canada-wide are eligible for the Canada Greener Homes Grant, announced on May 27, 2021. This new incentive offers up to $5,000 in grants for home efficiency retrofit renovations, plus a $600 reimbursement for pre- and post-work EnerGuide evaluations. Eligible retrofit scopes include home insulation, heating, doors, windows, photovoltaic solar panels, resiliency measures, and thermostats.

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