ReNü Engineering Inc.

We are engineers who value building envelope performance and energy efficiency. ReNü offers energy auditing, energy modelling, and mechanical design services. Our designs are heavily influenced by the Passive House standards.

We are passionate about creating cost effective, low impact buildings with healthy and comfortable indoor environments.

We cater to clients across Canada and are licensed in BC, AB, YK, NT, & ON to engage in the practice of Engineering.

DEMOLITION

May long weekend -> Demo begins! My workhorse parents came up for the weekend and the 4 of us attacked the home like Germany was attacking France 70 years ago... Blitzkrieg!  

We found a number of interesting things, 1954 Edmonton Journals used as insulation in the garage, a beautiful brick chimney running the full height of the house, GypRock Lathe & Plaster (thankfully not wood lathe), wood chip insulation, and 1943 Edmonton Journal moulding mats used as a weather barrier..

June was spent with many evenings & weekends working on the demo. Lots of hard work, but it went quick with help from friends & family. All of the electrical, plumbing, & HVAC were stripped.  Interior envelope stripped down to bare studs and exposed shiplap exterior sheathing / 1943 Edmonton Journal moulding mats which are exterior to the studs. Removed the non-load bearing wall between the kitchen & living room; step 1 of 2 in creating a more open floorplan.