INTEGRATED, HUMAN FACTORED DESIGN
INTEGRATED, HUMAN FACTORED DESIGN
BUILDING SCIENCE EXPERTISE AND EXCELLENCE
Our building scientists provide consulting services to builders, architects, and other professionals on a wide variety of performance issues. From training on energy certification standards, to high-performance building practices and assemblies, we're here to help. We provide consulting expertise for a range of building science applications, helping your project better utilize solar PV, mitigate moisture, and provide you with peace of mind with answers rooted in scientific principles.
Traditional buildings have relied on the principles of forced air movement to keep a space heated or cooled, despite air's particular lack of density. By using a more dense fluid like water to heat and cool a space, energy efficiency and comfort direct and drive the design and build process. We provide design expertise for radiant heating and cooling technologies, helping your project rely less on moving air to keep you comfortable and radically improve your home’s performance.
Positive Energy provides expertise in building enclosure design. Every building's enclosure is complex and requires thoughtful application of rain, air, vapor, and thermal control layers. We specialize in analyzing your specific project to spec out products, process, and details. Gone is the old age of thinking of an enclosure and HVAC system separately. Once we understand their integrated relationship, we begin to transform the construction and energy industries.
The mechanical system of a home has so often been an afterthought. We're out to change that process. We work with builders and architects to design comprehensive mechanicals - including filtration, ventilation, make-up air, and dehumidification. We provide design expertise in custom mechanical systems, helping your project incorporate better HVAC practices for optimal home performance and occupant comfort.
We take energy use very seriously. Our energy design team can help you understand the value and cost/benefit of energy-saving construction standards, HVAC equipment, and renewable energy equipment. We offer projected models to assist your design process, and confirmed models that use performance testing results to model completed homes. Our modeling techniques provide you with the most accurate load calculations and equipment selection possible. Your home should perform as best as possible for as long as it stands. We're here to help you with that.
If you've ever waited for hot water to arrive at your plumbing fixtures and wondered how much water was wasted, we want you to know that we've wondered the same. With our intensive and thorough approach to optimizing the delivery of hot water, our hot water delivery design is the solution. We provide design expertise for high performance hot water delivery, helping your project waste less water and use less energy to deliver on-demand hot water at the tap.
Testing a home's performance is crucial to uphold the integrity of design and build. Positive Energy has been providing energy inspection and system commissioning services since 2009. We streamline the inspection process by bringing expertise, experience, and effective communication to every project. Our field inspections are performed by Positive Energy employees who are certified RESNET Raters. Through the use of state-of-the industry diagnostics testing and tools, we support a range of certification and compliance standards. We provide testing expertise for a range of home performance metrics, helping your project transition out of wishful thinking to a quantitative reality.