Canadian Consulting Engineer


The Better Buildings Podcast: Prefabricated Building Envelope Enhancements

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Energy-efficient retrofits need not be invasive.

Mark Carver and Dan DicaireMark Carver (left) and Dan Dicaire (right).
Canadian Consulting Engineer editor Peter Saunders speaks with Mark Carver of Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) CanmetEnergy housing team and Dan Dicaire, P.Eng., of Ottawa Community Housing (OCH) about the Prefabricated Exterior Energy Retrofit (PEER) net-zero pilot project, an innovative effort to make existing residential buildings more energy-efficient by adding panels to their façades.