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With over 20 years of combined design experience, 4 Elements can help design your dream home, retrofit, novate or redesign your existing home or provide our testing services to assess any possible energy efficiency upgrades.
4 Elements provides these services for Home Owners:
Energy Modeling
Verification & Testing
Design A good design starts at the kitchen table, with a comfortable frank discussion of needs, dreams and the future. Growing out of more than 25 years of fine home design experience as the Hermanson Design Group, we are well equipped to provide exceptional quality design and construction drawings. We provide: -Conceptual Design drawings -Complete Construction drawings -Renderings, Artwork & Marketing materials -Permit & Consultant/Engineer facilitation & coordination -Landscape Design & Coordination -Site Review & Measure up -Interior finish & Millwork drawings Back to top
Energy Modeling When it comes to performance, our energy simulation modeling will provide the information clients need to make the right decisions, based on today’s construction costs and tomorrow’s energy prices. With your family’s health paramount, careful choices with mechanical systems and finish help ensure that your new home will be a healthy one. We provide: -Energy Modeling -Performance Optimization -System Recommendations Back to top
Answering the question “How green is it?”, 4 Elements provides trusted 3rd party testing and certification for the biggest high performance environmental & sustainable home certification programs in Canada. We provide support for: -EnerGuide -Built Green -LEED Canada for Homes -R-2000 -Passive House -On site Blower door (air tightness) testing -IR Thermography Verification & Testing
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Consultation At 4 Elements we have Certified Energy Advisors, LEED Associated Professionals from multiple disciplines, Moisture Control Technicians and Architectural Technologists. All of these contribute to our ability to provide information to our clients and builders towards higher energy efficiency and more sustainable and environmentally friendly buildings. We also provide specific support for a variety of home certification programs: -EnerGuide -Built Green -LEED Canada for Homes -R-2000 -Passive House -Net Zero Back to top