ReNü Engineering Inc.

We are mechanical 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.

ATTIC RAFTER IMPROVEMENTS

To make the 6" floor joists a bit less bouncy, we sheathed the attic floor with a double layer of 3/4" tongue & groove (single layer over the existing strip sheathing). We wanted the freedom to completely open up the attic, big thanks to Mike at BP-Tec Engineering for some steller structural work on a budget. Tripling the rafters and adding side shear plates allowed us to make an open 'loft' floorplan, and to also handle the future loads of extra insulation on top of the roof.

Check out the existing attic stairs which have a nearly 60deg pitch; not to code! These will be replaced.