High Performance Building means raising the bar. It means doing things unconventionally but with assured results and high performance. It helps attain lower operational costs, increased durability and verification of work through third party testing yields both increased comfort and higher resale value. At BlueGreen Consulting Group, we offer a wide range of services that can help all aspects of your new build, renovation or simple addition, give us a call to see how we can help!
Our services include:
Integrated Design Process
When you’re challenging conventional methods, your technical team needs to be working together with a common focus and clear understanding of the project early on. We do this through the widely accepted Integrated Design Process (IDP).
By sitting down with the design, mechanical and trades we can avoid many common problems that often reduce the performance, healthiness, comfort and satisfaction that often accompanies new builds.
Our collaborative approach to building construction and renovation ensures that all stakeholders work together right from the early planning stages up to the building’s occupation.
Source : Ann Edminster, GBA Advisor
Our approach looks at the home as a whole rather than each part separately. At BlueGreen Group we believe the, envelope design, building site, lighting systems, heating, ventilation, and air-conditioning systems (HVAC) and the indoor air quality should all come together in one system that compliments each component.
Specification Writing, Insulation Inspections, Air Barrier Testing
Whether renovating an old home or building a new home, high energy performance
doesn’t “just happen.”
You have to plan, inspect and test.
Building to a performance standard is less about new materials and new techniques, and more about a shift in the entire building process. The building must be considered as a whole and not the sum of all it parts (building as a system).
BlueGreen Group can work with you and your design team to optimise the efficiency of your home from the planning stages, to the construction inspections and right up to the testing phase. Our process ensures that at every step of the project, your energy performance goals are being met.
Our difference comes down to execution. A good house upgrade and a great house upgrade is separated by the strength of the buildings performance plan, and that’s why it’s so crucial to have the right experience on your side to ensure optimal success.
Three parts are key:
- The Plan: needs to be comprehensive and easy to understand.
- Buy in: The contractor and sub trades are brought into the IDP so they understand precisely the impact their work will have on the end product.
- Inspect and Test: “You get what you inspect, not what you expect.” Our 3rd party inspections ensure the quality and performance go in.
We’ve managed work crews on past retrofit projects and have the experience in knowing what can go wrong. In our experience, good planning avoids problems. We work with your contractor to ensure the specification is followed and the performance targets met.