OUR SERVICES INCLUDE:
Whether new construction, or retrofit, we can serve as general contractors dependent on individual project needs.
Big Picture Energy Review
Gimme Green Shelter’s Big Picture Plan is a service that looks at the specifics of your home in order to provide a detailed step by step plan so that your hard-earned money buys meaningful progress toward your goals, without costly detours. Depending on your budget, you may choose to implement the plan in phases over time.
We work with homeowners, architects, engineers, and builders during the planning and through the construction phases, to ensure that health and energy goals are smoothly integrated with other design goals.
In order to make sure that plans are implemented exactly, which is critical to overall success, we recommend that you take advantage of our quality assurance services. We can provide training and supervision for your contractors.
At the heart of Passive House is extremely accurate thermal modeling software. We can model your construction plans and evaluate them for Passive House criteria as well as for potential moisture issues.
For Passive House certification we coordinate the collection of necessary documentation and submission of the application to the Passive House Institute - US (PHIUS) www.phius.org.
Ventilation System Service
We perform initial balancing as well as seasonal maintenance of heat/energy recovery ventilation systems. We have an agreement with Zehnder as approved Commissioning Agents to provide initial commissioning of their HRV/ERV systems.