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About BER

Our Mission

Our mission is to drive the evolution of the building performance industry through forward-thinking leadership, expert technical consultation, comprehensive training, and lifelong education for building performance professionals, all while maintaining the highest standards in our industry.

History

In 2023, Building Efficiency Resources Ltd (BER), an independent Canadian company, was incorporated in Nova Scotia. With our home base of Halifax, Nova Scotia and connections with clients across Atlantic Canada, BER has set its sights on being an industry leader and role model for energy rating professionals across Canada and standing for technical expertise and well-rounded excellence in an ever-changing field. We are committed to meeting — and exceeding — our clients’ needs to support and facilitate the building performance industry.

BER is currently helping over 30 energy efficiency professionals achieve and exceed their business goals. Our team is made up of several talented professionals, including 2 NRCan Certified Quality Assurance Specialist (QAS) and 2 Commercial Quality Assurance Specialists, LEED Accredited professionals, organizational Board Members, and more.

BER also has operations in the US, Building Efficiency Resources LLC was originally founded in 2010 by two professionals involved in the US Energy Rating industry. The original US based company currently works with over 300 US based energy professionals across 37 US states.

Vision

Our vision is that all industry professionals, current and future, are supported and empowered to provide their clients with energy efficient testing services, sustainable construction consulting, and industry-leading project quality control. Together, we can leave a legacy of healthy, efficient, and inviting homes that coexist in harmony with our planet.

Core Values

Integrity

We hold our clients to high standards, ensuring strict compliance with NRCan, ASHRAE, Phius and any other applicable Standards. We hold ourselves to the highest standards of customer service and transparency to support this goal.

Commitment

We are committed to supporting our clients’ success through providing on-time, engaged technical and customer service. We are committed to supporting our staff in their continued growth by encouraging professional development so that they may better support our clients’ needs.

Leadership

BER prides itself on leading the industry in innovation and growth. BER employees are involved with multiple organizations as Board members and subcommittee members with the goal of being effective and responsive to industry trends.

Continuous Learning

Industry standards are constantly evolving and changing. We are here to help you stay update-to-date and navigate these changes, while also offering a multitude of certifications to develop your professional qualifications.

Teamwork

We are a small, but growing, team, and we know many of you are too! We work collaboratively internally and with our clients to deliver quality services that allow them to attain their professional goals while simultaneously cultivating personal goals.