Energy Efficient Building

When we talk about energy-efficient building, we are taking beyond the regular concept of energy efficiency (well-insulated walls, a ventilated roof with a thick layer of insulation over the ceiling, quality windows with low-E glass, a high-efficiency heating and cooling system). We go from small fixtures and appliances to self sufficient energy systems. On existing buildings, our expertise goes from testing and assessing your building envelope and finding any air leaking and points of energy waste to the developing of engineered solutions to not only save energy and money but increasing the comfort level and the dependence on conventional sources of energy.

Our team of building professionals evaluate all the variables, details, and interactions that affect energy use in your home. In addition to occupant behavior, site conditions, and climate, we provide:

  • Infrared assessment and audit of existing issues
  • Audit of appliances and home electronics
  • Test of Insulation and air sealing
  • Audit of Lighting and day-lighting
  • Assessment of Space heating and cooling
  • Assessment of Water heating
  • Test of Windows, doors, and skylights.

After all our assessments, audits and tests we work a plan to achieve energy efficiency.  In order to achieve energy efficiency we combine state-of-the-art energy-efficient construction/renovation systems, appliances, fixtures with mechanical systems and commercially available renewable energy systems, such as solar water heating and solar electricity, etc. By taking advantage of local climate and site conditions, our designers can often also incorporate passive solar heating and cooling and energy-efficient landscaping strategies. Our goal is to reduce home energy use as cost-effectively as possible, and then incorporate with on-site renewable energy system.

Established in 2004, Sky-Side provides engineering and construction services related to Building Envelope & coatings for new or existing buildings. For existing building we offer services for the inspection of buildings envelope or facade, engineered solutions to issues, repair, renovation, application of elastomeric coatings, pedestrian traffic coatings, vehicular traffic coatings, epoxy coatings, and waterproofing coatings. Our services for new buildings include building enclosure design and consulting. Elastomeric coating / painting of building envelope, application of liquid waterproofing to eyebrows, traffic coating on balconies and rooms, traffic coating on parkades, epoxy coatings,  application of energy efficient systems and application of self sustain building systems.

Our Building Envelope Design and Consulting Group investigates, evaluates, designs / engineer repair solutions and provides construction / repairs work to all exterior building envelope components including roofs, walls, windows/glazing, caulking, coating and waterproofing. We specialize in all issues related to material deterioration, moisture intrusion and assist owners in the process of inspecting no accessible areas of the building envelope or façade, design solutions to specific issues, repairs and restoration. We help as well architectural firms and clients with peer review consulting on new construction projects. We also provide forensic and expert witness services, and preventative maintenance programs. Our clients include private sector commercial and institution users, as well municipal agencies.

Our business is permanently updating. Building envelope systems as well as coating material and techniques are constantly evolving in search of better performance, less cost, and more elegant appearance. This makes the design, procurement and construction of the building envelope a highly technical and complex process for which the demands of a building envelope specialist’s knowledge are needed. Next to the structure, building envelope construction is often considered to be the highest risk of any project.

On the engineering side of our business we provide services including but not limited to:

On the Construction side of our business we provide services including but not limited to:

Our service areas in BC includes: Vancouver, Burnaby, New Westminster, West Vancouver, North Vancouver, Deep cove, Horse Shoe Bay, Squamish, Whistler, Port Moody, Coquitlam, Maple Ridge, Mission, Surrey, Richmond, BC, White rock, Boundary Bay, Langley, Abbotsford, Chilliwack, Hope, Pit Meadows, Victoria, Nanaimo, and all other cities in BC Canada.