Our partners, Lagois Design Build Renovate, completed a Net Zero Ready renovation near Little Italy in Ottawa. This home required a lengthy renovation with a lot of oversight to make the renovation a certified Net Zero Ready home, as the ACH level started at 5 prior to the renovation.
This full-gut renovation required an addition before the drywall stage, increasing the overall size of the building. Lagois’s exceptional work in sealing as many holes and leaks as possible in collaboration with Homesol Building Solutions, certified Energy Advisors, made the AeroBarrier process that much more effective.
Prior to the AeroBarrier process, the house’s ACH level was at 2.47. After AeroBarrier it went all the way down to 0.84, a huge reduction on such a completed renovation. An expected number would have been 1.5 ACH, but thanks to the diligent work by Homesol and Lagois, the AeroBarrier installation was made that much more effective, reducing the envelope leakage by 66%. The final Air Tightness Test conducted by Homesol showed the final ACH at a comfortable__
The homeowners are now enjoying a fully renovated home that is also many times more energy efficient, environmentally sustainable, and saves money every month thanks to outstanding collaborative effort by Lagois, Homesol, and Airtight Home Technologies.