Sustainability

Energy and resources are expensive. Using more than necessary is bad for your bank balance, bad for the environment, and bad for the rest of society that has to deal with the externalities of energy production.

Sustainability is about bringing our consumption into line with what our society and our environment can handle in the long term. It's about making more efficient use of our resources. It's about minimizing our impact, accounting for and controlling externalities, and eliminating unnecessarily wasteful practices. And, as a nice side effect, it's about saving a lot of money over the long term.

What we can do for you

Matthew Marsh is a LEED Accredited Professional, and has worked on several major green building projects across Ontario. He is an active participant in the SWITCH Kingston renewable energy network and served as a manager on the Queen's University Solar Design Team.

Our green building services are geared towards small developers and homeowners, with a focus on maximizing environmental (and financial) benefits under tight budget constraints. We offer sustainability and green building consulting services in many areas:

  • Electrical and thermal energy use simulations
  • Renewable energy system design for on- and off-grid applications
  • LEED design and certification consulting
  • Passive solar design strategies
  • "Net zero" design
  • Retrofitting and project management

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