Homesol Building Solutions delivers energy assessments, modeling, ratings, labels, and verified building energy solutions for residential new construction or retrofit projects.
Our Mission is:
- To inspire builders, renovators, designers and homeowners to create and verify energy-saving, healthy, comfortable, durable, resilient and affordable homes;
- To deliver collaborative, integrative energy design and regenerative building consulting services;
- To promote the best available building science technologies and energy performance standards, thereby accelerating innovation and advancing Canada’s housing stock;
- To help First Nations communities improve housing, and reduce energy poverty for all; and
- To fight climate change by encouraging sustainable, low-energy and carbon-sequestering buildings and retrofits.
Our Values are:
- To build a visionary and socially responsible building solutions company;
- To provide job security and right livelihood* for our employees;
- To earn the trust and loyalty of our clients;
- To seek improvement (kaizen) through professional development, teamwork and building science;
- To protect the Earth.
Our company is our people
- Ross Elliott – Founder, Building Science Specialist, CPHC, LEED-AP, REA
- Stephen Magneron – Advanced Buildings Specialist, Field Manager & QAS, CPHC, REA
- Norma Ennis – Office & Operations Manager
- Brent Crawford – Regional Manager – Atlantic Division, REA
- Chad Blakney – Field Manager – Atlantic Division, REA
- and associates….
Our company is a Certified B Corp, meaning we meet rigorous third-party standards of social and environmental performance including “right livelihood” and fair employment practices. B Corp businesses strive for the common good over shareholder profits.
*What is ‘Right Livelihood’?
The ancient idea of right livelihood embodies the principle that each person should follow an occupation which respects other people and the natural world. It means being responsible for the consequences of our actions, taking only a fair share of the earth’s resources, and considering seven generations in all our decisions.
“What’s the use of a fine house if you haven’t got a tolerable planet to put it on?” Henry David Thoreau, Familiar Letters 1865
“We rich nations, for that is what we are, have an obligation not only to the poor nations, but to all the grandchildren of the world, rich and poor. We have not inherited this earth from our parents to do with it what we will. We have borrowed it from our children and we must be careful to use it in their interests as well as our own. Anyone who fails to recognise the basic validity of the proposition put in different ways by increasing numbers of writers, from Malthus to The Club of Rome, is either ignorant, a fool, or evil.”– Moses Henry Cass, Australian Minister of Environment, OECD Paris 1974
“We are the ancestors of our grandchildren’s children. We look after them, just as our ancestors look after us. We aren’t here for ourselves. We are here for each other and for the children of our grandchildren.” – Roy Sesana, Kalahari activist, Botswana – Right Livelihood Award 2005