Despite the negative impacts of the Government's on again off again attitude, we continued in our commitment to serving our existing ecoENERGY advisors and client base over that time. However, with the final termination of the federal grants BEC Consulting will be significantly scaling back our ecoENERGY services and support.
As a result of this decision we have terminated our ecoENERGY customer service telephone lines and staff. In future all ecoENERGY related questions, comments or concerns must be directed to us through our email contact form.
Clients seeking HVAC design services or other New Houses related services should please call 416-438-9112.
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Through the delivery of our services we help projects to achieve, and be recognized for, meeting high performance standards such as ENERGY STAR for New Homes, R-2000, LEED Canada for Homes, and Net Zero Energy.
For homeowners and projects in need of ecoENERGY Retrofit Homes services exclusively, BEC provides ecoENERGY evaluations to the same level of service our professional new homes clients demand, at rates that rival our value priced ecoENERGY competitors.
Our staff are specialists experienced in high performance ‘green’ homebuilding. They have a diverse knowledge base spanning building science, energy efficiency, and both interior and mechanical design.
With our shared expertise, BEC helps to originate designs that — improve occupant comfort, health and safety — reduce the cost of home ownership — and reduce the impacts of buildings on the environment.Add a comment
Ian has been an associate, mentor and friend since 2005, having worked with me as a contractor for EnerGuide for Houses, ecoENERGY Retrofit-Homes and LEED Canada for Homes. With both an MBA and a Mechanical Engineering degree Ian brings over 30 years of management and engineering experience to BEC. In addition to expertise in energy management, and sustainable construction Ian is an inventor, RC model enthusiast and skilled RC helicopter pilot.
Membership in the Professional Engineers of Ontario and a Certificate of Authorization allows us to engage in the business of offering and providing Professional Engineering services to the public. The ability to provide Professional Engineering services using in-house staff allows us to better serve builders planning mixed density communities (single and multi-family dwellings), builders planning mixed use buildings (live-work), and builders constructing large custom home projects with multi-zoned mechanical systems using direct digital controls.
Our combined expertise in mechanical engineering, management, HVAC installation and HVAC sales makes us highly qualified to manage major hvac energy efficiency retrofit projects on behalf of multi-unit residential and commercial property owners.
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Ask us about our free consultation. An initial consultation with BEC Consulting will allow you to become familiar our design optimization process, and the green certification options we provide. Our inspection and certification options are your assurance that the green features that we help to design into your home are properly incorporated into the home construction process.
Still not sure of the benefits from increased home performance? The sound design choices we help implement result in a high level of energy efficiency (EnerGuide 80+, 30% better than code) and exceptional performance in comfort, and durability, as well as providing the potential for greatly enhanced indoor air quality. Our experience over the past 20 years illustrates that these are the area that resonate most with homeowners.
Additionally, the payback from energy efficiency upgrades can help offset the costs to achieve exceptional performance in areas that do not have their own financial clear payback to the owner or builder such as environmentally responsible use of materials or water efficiency.
Many home buyers expect a typical code-built home to not only hold aesthetic appeal, but to also keep their family comfortable, safe, and operate at a high efficiency and low cost. Those of you who follow Mike Holmes hear that too often this isn't the case. Most people do not realize the building code represents the minimum performance standard acceptable; a code-built home is the lowest performing home that a builder can legally build, period.
How many consumers consider buying the base package on an automobile? How many manufacturers only offer a single engine package on a car model? How many dealers ignore a potential car buyers desire to discuss fuel efficiency and/or performance packages? Yet in the homebuilding industry sales agents routinely ignore opportunities to sell performance and upgrade opportunities to potential homebuyers. Our research demonstrates that this is due to the fact that most builders do not offer performance improvement packages or energy efficiency upgradesAdd a comment