Our Mission is:

To inspire builders, renovators, designers and homeowners in Ontario, Atlantic Canada and throughout North America to create and verify energy-saving, healthy, comfortable, durable, resilient and affordable homes; to deliver collaborative, integrative energy design and green building consulting services; to promote the best available building science technologies and energy performance standards, thereby accelerating innovation and improving 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-carbon or 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

Together our key people have over 80 years of combined experience in energy-saving sustainable buildings:

Ross Elliott Pres., Building Science Specialist, CPHC, LEED-AP, CEA

Kathryn Elliott Sales & Networking Jedi, CEA

Stephen Magneron Advanced Buildings Specialist, Field Manager, CPHC, CEA

Norma Ennis Operations Manager, Office Administrator

Brian Briggs Consulting Energy Advisor (CEA) – in training

Brent Crawford Regional Manager – Atlantic Division, CEA

Chad Blakney Field Manager – Atlantic Division, CEA

*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

“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, Botswana – Right Livelihood Award 2005

“We don’t inherit the earth from our ancestors; we borrow it from our children.” – Moses Henry Cass