Category Archives: Efficiency

Before any building upgrades or renovations are completed, it is always best to first reduce the amount of energy needed at the point of use. The posts in this category discuss ways to do this.

Air-sealing is Good, But Don’t Forget The HRV!

We all know what its like to work or live in a drafty building, or what it’s like to pay a larger-than-it-should-be energy bill due to extra heating or cooling. A common solution that is recommended to building owners is to seal the cracks in their walls, windows, doors, etc. It’s true that in many cases this air-sealing provides great “bang for your buck” in energy savings, but without proper understanding of the system that is your building you may end up with more problems down the road than just high energy bills! Continue reading