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  Forms a Renovation?                         Our mission is to help you understand your renovation plans.     
  Price List to Finish a Basement?                 We determine for you the annual Energy Load and Greenhouse Gas  
  How it Works to Add an Extra Floor?                 (GHG)   savings for your renovation options.        
  FAQ's to Upgrade Windows?                         We model your home to help you understand its impact on Climate,  
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    These are a few examples taken from Final Reports to display what the final model results look like.  
     
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    This Building Envelope Technology example in the cool temperate zone of North America shows  
    that the starting point was to insulate the basement and prevent massive heat losses.  
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
     
   
This Table shows the results of some of the models, and how they change the net energy balance.  
     
     
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    This particular home in the sub-tropical zone of North America shows that  
    Thermal Shutters were the best option for addressing the cooling concerns.  
     
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
     
    This Chart compares the calculated Heat Loss and the expected Solar Gains for the year.  
   
 
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    This result in a cold temperate zone shows how half of the heat required is supplied by Passive Solar.  
    It also explains the overheating problem in the summer. Here is an opportunity to examine thermal storage.  
     
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
     
    This 3D Chart shows the Solar Gains of a window, and how it varies with Time of Day and Season of year.  
   
 
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    This example of the Solar Gains performance for this North facing window shows the seasonal  
    and geometric effects for this project site.  
     
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
     
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A graphic showing Greenhouse Gas and Energy change for renovation options for Passive Solar design assessments.
 
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    This summary diagram shows the relative effects of the different renovation options.  
     
                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                     
     
     
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    in both cases, you will receive coupons with authentication codes to use on your form  
     
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  Forms You can collect the data at your own pace, at your convenience, for maximum savings.  
  Price List You only pay for the analysis.   It is best for Houses and Townhouses, and not recommended for condos because of restrictions.  
  How it Works If you cannot collect the data yourself, ask a friend or neighbour for help. Even your contractor can do this for you in preparation  
  FAQ's for your renovations. Additionally, the Assessment could be used in a science fair context, which maximizes family involvement.  
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  Contact Lots of data is required to analyze a home. All windows transmit heat in or out, and transmit solar energy.  
  Bottom All walls conduct heat in or out, and all wall segments  do so at their own rates determined by insulation levels.  
    The same is true for ceilings and basements. Basements can be messy because of partial insulation levels and varied uses.  
    Exterior landscaping can provide shade or not depending on geometries.  
    Then, all of these are affected by location, site orientation and climate.  
    As a result, a lot of detailed information is required to make a good model.  
     
    Therefore, take a look at the data sheets to see if this service is right for you. Check out the Forms and the Example