About Cold Climate Building Inc.
Offering consulting services based on sound building-science practice and a long history of northern building experience…
High Performance Housing
As energy prices rise and governments come to grips with their environmental commitments, higher standards for new houses, and the search for better ways to retrofit existing houses, create unique challenges and opportunities.
Building Design for the North
The driving forces behind heat, air and moisture flow are strongest in cold climates, as is the stress on the building enclosure to control them. While this has been long understood and the materials to manage these “flows” are widely available, poor building design and construction persist in the North.
A thorough grounding in building science is a gap in the formal training of many architects, engineers and other construction professionals. A refresher, with practical examples of how these principles can be applied in real-world projects, is often welcomed and can be very beneficial.
For this PassivHaus commercial building in Wakefield, Quebec we designed and pre-fabricated a unique building enclosure system. All structural components were manufactured off-site, including; R-76 exterior wall panels; raised-heel, long-span roof…
A 2-storey duplex built in Iqaluit NU using 2nd generation “Tuktu” SIP wall and floor panels we originally developed for a 142 house project we built for the Nunavut Housing Corporation…
For this project we were contracted by an Ottawa-based General Contractor to design and pre-fabricate an insulated panel system to clad a 4 storey light-gauge steel building to meet the German…