Shape Energy Pemberton
Sunshine Coast | Squamish | Whistler | Pemberton | SLRD | Sea to Sky
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Registered Energy Advisors

Licensed by Natural Resources Canada

For New Homes, Major Renovations, Real Estate

 Advice, Design, Certification, and Support for Home Owners and Builders

 Licensed to deliver Home Energy Modelling, Step Code Level Certification, and Airtightness Testing 

Builder Support for New and Renovated Homes to meet BC’s Energy Efficiency Regulations, Earn Rebates, Save Money on Energy, Build Equity and Resilience into Your Home


Serving Sunshine Coast, Sea to Sky, and South Chilcotin Regions
Stʼatʼimc & Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Territories, North Shore, Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton, Lillooet, SLRD, SCRD, Bowen Island, Fraser Canyon to 100 Mile House.
Rural and Remote Community Specialists – Other areas served by request

EnerGuide Rating System

EnerGuide Rating System (ERS)

We deliver the EnerGuide Rating System, Canada’s energy efficiency standard

Energy Modelling Squamish

Energy Modelling

We computer model how the home as a system gains and loses energy

BC Step Code Compliance

BC Step Code Compliance

We’re licensed to declare a home’s compliance with BC Building Code section 9.36

Integrated Design Process for Energy Performance

Integrated Design Process

Collaborating with design-build team for optimal energy performance, lowest cost build

Airtightness Testing Squamish

Airtightness Testing

Building envelope testing with calibrated RetroTec blower door.


Team Technical Testing Squamish

Team Technical Testing

We deliver custom training and technical support for industry

Energy Efficiency Pemberton
EnerGuide Rating System
The Canadian Standard for Energy Efficiency Labelling

The distinctive EnerGuide label is a familiar and trusted icon for most Canadians. We see it when we shop for new appliances, look at the literature for a new furnace, or read the fine print on a light bulb package.

The EnerGuide label clearly and objectively indicates how much energy a product uses and how that use compares to similar models under standard conditions.

Similarly, an EnerGuide home evaluation performed by a Certified Energy Advisor clearly and objectively indicates how much energy a home uses – and the accompanying report identifies a number of possible upgrades and their cost/benefits to help improve its energy performance.

The EnerGuide Rating System can be used in new construction and major renovations, and when purchasing or appraising a home.

High Performance Homes

High-performance homes look great, can quickly save more money in energy costs than the extra cost to build them, and enjoy increased home equity at least equal to those extra costs. High-performance homes are more comfortable with better indoor air quality, they last longer, are more resilient to climate-change forces, and collectively they reduce the need for costly new energy supplies while reducing greenhouse gas emissions. Basic high-performance homes are now the standard in BC under section 9.36 of the 2018 BC Building Code.

Energy Efficiency Standards

PassiveHouse, BuiltGreen, R2000 and EnergyStar home efficiency standards have done a good job educating the market. However these standards come from different organizations, promise different performance ratings, require individual professional certifications, and pose conflicting demands on industry. The result is a fractured high-performance home industry. All of these standards are worthy choices, but most home buyers and builders share uncertainty about each’s relative cost versus benefit, what their true incremental costs are, and which might be the right choice for them.

Net Zero/Ready Homes

Net Zero homes offer similar or better efficiency performance as Passive House for lower cost and additionally produce as much energy (typically with Solar PV and Solar Hot Water) as they consume in an average year under standard conditions. Net Zero-Ready homes are identical except the energy generation system isn’t yet installed. BC has mandated that all new homes be Net Zero-Ready as of 2032. Solar PV does not yet offer a reasonable payback in BC, but it almost certainly will in just a few years. We strongly endorse the Net Zero-Ready standard.

Why Do We Need Energy Models?

It’s practically impossible to estimate what the best-performing cost-optimized combination of exposures, HVAC systems, assemblies, and efficiency measures for a home should be since there are too many interacting variables to consider, even for a simple house. It’s a complex non-linear problem that only an expertly operated computer program can solve in a reasonable amount of time. Shape Energy Inc. produces government certified energy models and provides clients with an unbiased, optimized high-performance home specification along with any desired number of cost-effective alternatives to address the diverse requirements of owners, designers, and builders.

It is now or soon will be mandatory to engage a Certified Energy Advisor for new construction and major renovations in most regions of BC.

Single and Multi-Family buildings

Shape Energy is licensed to certify single-family and multi-family residential buildings constructed under part 9 of the BC Building Code.

Selling your home? EnerGuide label it.

If you’re thinking of selling your home, it might be the perfect time to get an EnerGuide evaluation. Home sellers pro-actively obtain EnerGuide ratings for their homes and display the rating online and in the property listing.

If you have an energy efficient home, here’s why you might want to tell potential homebuyers about your EnerGuide label:

Set your product apart from the rest

Displaying an EnerGuide label will set your home apart from the rest. Homes that rate higher than typical should be proudly displayed. This tells the buyer that a new home was built beyond building code requirements in terms of energy efficiency. And for older homes the EnerGuide label can prove the home energy improvement investments made in the home.


Consumers may request that an evaluation be conducted as a condition of sale. Taking the initiative to get an EnerGuide label and displaying it on your listing demonstrates transparency. Buyers appreciate listings that provide full disclosure of any potential issues or concerns. Displaying your EnerGuide label answers questions before they are asked and can speed up the transaction process.

The BC Energy Step Code is the future for BC. It can effectively replace all other residential energy efficiency standards.

Energy Efficiency & Code Standards Pemberton

BC Energy StepCode

To consolidate BC’s fractured high-performance home market, achieve predictable results, encourage innovation, and improve high-performance housing affordability the BC Government has introduced a performance-based energy efficiency standard that allows designers and builders freedom to innovate in design, methods, and materials, so long as performance thresholds are met.

Energy Step Code is designed to continuously advance BC’s high-performance home standard in a series of steps over the next decade, culminating in the requirement that all new and significantly renovated homes in BC are Net Zero-Ready starting in 2032.

Today the simplest, most affordable way to achieve leading energy performance with unlimited design potential for your new or renovated home is to simply meet your community’s current BC Energy StepCode level. If you want your home to perform better than today’s StepCode and “future-proof” it, pick a higher StepCode level all the way up to StepCode level 5’s Net Zero-Ready standard, which is practically equivalent to the Passive House standard and likely less costly.

BC Energy StepCode can effectively replace all other home efficiency standards in use today. StepCode gives home owners, builders, designers, and suppliers certainty, consistency, standardization, and time to adapt, which reduces everyone’s building costs no matter how simple or complex the project.

About Shape Energy Advisors

Certified Energy Advisors (EAs) at Shape Energy Inc. are independent unbiased professionals licensed by the Federal Government of Canada to deliver the EnerGuide Rating System (ERS), and to certify that new or significantly renovated BC homes comply with the energy efficiency requirements under section 9.36 of the BC building code. Shape Energy’s EAs have deep expertise in home design, construction, building science, construction costs and finance, and the range of products, materials, and assemblies, both traditional and new, that are used across the residential construction industry.

Shape Energy Advisors take a detailed survey of the entire house considering it as a system, model it to understand the interplay of all the energy performance factors of the home in a standard way, and confirm the result by testing the airtightness of the home.  Shape Energy is likely to recommend improvements to the design to make the home perform better as a system for the least cost. Shape Energy can offer a number of optimized recommendations including:

    • Building envelope assembly details
    • Correct sizing of HVAC equipment (often these are oversized by contractors)
    • Sizing, heat gain, u-value, shading, and aspect of windows
    • Specifications for energy recovery systems
    • Orientation of the home on the lot
    • Sizing of planned solar energy systems
    • Air-sealing and water vapour management details
    • Exposures of foundations, floors, walls, and roofs
    • Net Present Value and Break Even analysis of various options

Contact Our Team


7504 Pebble Creek Dr.
Pemberton, BC
V0N 2L3


(604) – 774 – 4451


Nigel Protter

Nigel Protter

Founder and Principal Energy Advisor

Nigel Protter, is the Founder and Principal Energy Advisor of Shape Energy Inc.

Nigel has dedicated his life to working in different businesses across the Energy Sector, with an MBA from SFU in Technology Management, he created Shape Energy after being trained with the Canadian Home Builders Association of BC in Net Zero home design, rating  and construction. He went on to design and build a net zero ready home in Pemberton, BC

Nathaniel Protter

Nathaniel Protter

Energy Advisor

Nathaniel Protter, is our Energy Advisor with the Shape Energy Team. 

His skills were developed over the years in Whistler and Pemberton construction from the ground up. In 2022, Nathaniel started with Shape as an Energy Modeller while working towards becoming a certified EA. When he is not working, he enjoys hiking throughout British Columbia’s beautiful forests.