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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The accepted file folders are official archive records of files that have been accepted by NRCan. These folders are only to be populated by BEC staff upon NRCan’s acceptance of files. Additionally, these folders are not reviewed looking for new uploads.
Advisors are provided access to the accepted files folder to download files to their use for follow-up evaluations. When you need a D file for an evaluation, download the official accepted house files from the accepted files folder i.e navigate to the file(s) in the accepted files folder. Click on files to select them for download, them select the download button.
Advisors may select multiple files by the control+click function. Multiple files will be zipped together for download.
Select the file upload folder located in your files root directory. Then select the ‘Add files’ button, and navigate to the folder on your local machine with the zipped file you have named ‘files to submit’ and select the folder.
Our database has an file size limit of 8 megs so keep each zipped folder below this limit. You may add as many zipped folders to the upload queue as you wish. Once you have added all the desired folders to the queue select the ‘upload’ button. The files will be transferred to the BEC website.
Next navigate to the supporting docs folder on the BEC site, and select the add files button. Browse to the folder on your local machine with the zipped file you have named ‘supporting documents’ and select zipped folders, then hit upload button to submit.
With the base version of Flash Uploader all activities are logged in a file log. In order to provide greater functionality and to allow for faster quality assurance reviews I have upgraded to a searchable database plugin to record all file transfer activities. The files log now connects to a backend database that records every action within the file management system. If requested by NRCan we can provide them with a record of when an advisor submitted files.
Designing for Energy Efficiency requires knowledge, experience, and a disciplined design evaluation process.
The following video from Natural Resources Canada explains the EnerGuide Rating System and evaluation process used for NRCan housing programs.Add a comment
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
The best person to explain the benefits of owning a high performance green home is someone who actually owns and lives in one.Add a comment