Choosing An Inspector
The Green Home
Many housing experts believe much of
today’s brand new housing will be obsolete within 25 years. The
health and energy features of today's average new product is
significantly lagging that being produced in many other countries.
The real estate industry in parts of Europe now currently rates even
re-sale houses for their GQ =Green Quotient.
Whether the Canadian code and industry will follow the lead of those
countries is a moot point [although federal housing officials are
talking about the “Zero-Energy house” as minimum code by 2030]. What
buyers of pre-owned housing need to know TODAY is: what
obstacles are presented by any particular building in terms of
adding desired energy efficiency and healthy house features.
Although every house is different sometimes an older house is
actually easier to upgrade to a higher performance level than a
newer home might be.
Early adopters of “R2000” and “Healthy Home” programs in new
construction, renovation and maintenance have always received
excellent financial returns on their investment in well-executed
energy efficiency/healthy housing features. Some futurists are
predicting a buildings’ Green Quotient will be the most important
equity factor after location not too long from now.
Our home inspections not only consider the building science, code
context and overall safety/habitability/durability of buildings: we
attempt to provide our clients with useful information in terms of
maintaining or adding to the Green Quotient of any building we
survey. [click CREDIBLE REPORTS]
David Riley is Building Code certified/ R2000 certified/conversant
with current “green” and “healthy housing” technologies especially
heating/ventilation/material choice strategies; extensive renovation
and re-hab experience including heritage and envelope rehab and Gas
Safety [“C” ticket] certified. [click ABOUT
Independent House Diagnosis (1976) Ltd.
White Rock, British Columbia
Serving the Lower Mainland specializing in White Rock, Surrey, Langley and