There is no better consulting firm to analyze your building like Building Science Group. BSG offers honest and unbiased analysis to help you make your largest investments safe, comfortable, and provide returns for years to come.
COMPREHENSIVE ENERGY AUDITS
BLOWER DOOR TESTING
Home energy audits are a complete investigation of the building including air quality, wall materials, insulation, air tightness, etc
New buildings require, and existing buildings benefit from blower door testing for code compliance and analysis
We represent the client on-site to ensure their project is being built using best practices for energy efficiency and code compliance
BTU HEATING/COOLING CALCULATIONS
ARCHITECTURAL DESIGN CONSULTING
Providing professional energy efficiency consulting (including ERV designs) to clients, architects, and builders from schematics to project completion
Thermal camera imaging provides heat loss details for specific areas our eyes can not see and our touch can not feel
Helping all our clients size new heating/cooling equipment via BTU calcs. What separates BSG is our whole-building approach for accuracy
CO2 COMBUSTION APPLIANCE TEST
GAS LINE LEAK TESTING
Gas lines can leak at any time with expansion/contraction. Leaks can be dangerous and become expensive over time
We are happy to use a brief visit to take a look at an issue or to educate using our professional knowledge and experience
Combustion appliances can be dangerous if they are not performing at proper function. We offer appliance efficiency testing
Blower Door Testing
Building a new building? NYS requires all new buildings to have a blower door test that meets NYS 2020 Energy Code.
Existing buildings need a blower door test to find out at what level their building is inefficient, and where it is coming from. Using what is called a blower door, BSG will either pressurize or depressurize your building to 50 pascals of pressure to find several measurements:
(The total volume of building being lost to the outside that must be heated or cooled per hour. Less air exchanges per hour means less money spent. More air exchanges per hour means more money wasted heating or cooling the outside environment).
The blower door in conjunction with smoke pens, and/or thermal imaging cameras can help find the main areas of air infiltration and help develop an action plan or priority.
Our findings report highlights how your building measures up to the current 2020 NYS Energy Code for existing structures. Our report offers specific / prioritized solutions for remedies to start saving.
THERMAL IMAGING CAMERA
We use top of the line thermal imaging to make visible the hidden temperature inefficiencies of your building.
(The camera can pick up areas of inefficiency that we would not otherwise be able to feel or sense. This is best used in conjunction with the blower door test)
Temperature differentials are normal in a homes different door, windows, walls, floors, and ceilings. Knowing how much differential is vital to finding out how much energy is being lost through the thermodynamic of conduction.