Home assessments completed with science-based diagnostics with a return-on-investment reality check. An energy audit will pay for itself and is the best single thing you can do for your home.
Diagnostics and Forensics
Better Building Works will act as a third-party verifier for mysteries large and small – with no conflict of interest – in examining the property in question, identifying the real problem(s), and presenting a definitive report on what needs to happen to make things right.
When you need a trusted navigator guide and verify your objectives are met, whether you are working with another design firm or are ready to build.
Design for New Homes, Renovations and Additions
You can trust that verifiable performance is behind every beautiful design we help you create for your new or existing home.
Project Management & Verification
We will work with you to make sure you get what you paid for. We verify the work is done with accuracy and follow until completion.
Building codes are getting more strict about performance targets. Blower door, fan flows, infrared, etc. Compliance without in-field diagnostics is a fairy tale. Don’t be fooled by visual compliance paths!
Build for bliss.
We spend 90% of our time indoors, on average. More for young children, elders or those recovering from an illness. But that’s not the only reason buildings matter. For most of us, they are our largest single investment. Fixing them is expensive. On the other hand, they reflect the things we value and hold safe the things – and people – we love most. How we design, use and maintain them affects our community and our environment.
Everything is connected. Buildings literally shape who we are.
For all these reasons, we are passionate about making them better and making them work for you. All services are informed by building science, design and local market realities. The three work together like a three-legged stool – without any one of them, the project cannot be successful. With all three, you can breathe easy and find more time – and money – for bliss.
How we can make your building work for you:
- 3rd Party Verification (Blower Door and Building Code Compliance)
- Energy Audits and Building Diagnostics (The single best thing you can do for an existing building, in our humble opinion)
- Master Planning and Design Services
- Design Phase Sustainable Building Consulting
- Energy Modeling
- Return-on-Investment-based Solution-Mapping
- Healthy Home Evaluations (Learn more about how a Safe and Healthy Home Visit can help to lower asthma trigger concentrations)
- Building Forensics
- Project Administration
- Wicked Problem Consulting Services