Important considerations for good building performance
Moisture movement, air-pressure and heat-flow continuously interact in every building. When working in harmony, these “building environment factors” positively influence the health of a building. When in discord, there are degrees of consequences.
Consequences of discord
- Occupant illness
- Building deterioration
- Costly to operate
Who we are
OLR Inc is a building problem-solving company located in the Greater Toronto Area. Our certified inspectors and engineers are proficient in pin-pointing the cause of building performance deficiencies. We serve detached and low rise residential dwellings and light commercial buildings.
The goal is control
You can continue doing what you are doing and get the same results, or you can take the a step toward real change. Performance inspection and testing is the first step to put your building back in control:
A healthier environment - A more durable building
Lower energy consumption - Improved thermal comfort
Better use of indoor spaces - A building worth more when you sell
Let us help you put a plan together to give you peace of mind.
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Our business comes from making people feel safe, comfortable and healthy. Take advantage of our building science expertise as well as our network of trusted professionals...read on...
Thermal ComfortThe motivation to achieve comfort is powerful as most people feel and perform best when comfortable. Both building factors as well as personal factors need to be considered in achieving thermal comfort…read more…
Heat Loss and Your Energy BillEnergy ranks high on the list of ongoing expenses to heat, cool a home or building. Major losses can occur through inefficient heating equipment and appliances. The building envelope, which is that “cozy blanket” that keeps you comfortable and dry can be another reason why significant dollars needlessly add up over many years...read more…
Moisture IntrusionWater and moisture can literally “kill” a building or a home. Moisture-induced damage is one leading cause of degradation of major building components through rot and corrosion. Uncontrolled moisture can also cause health ailments to the building's occupants…read more…
Mould ExposureMould is a fungus and grows where it is damp and has a supply of organic matter as a food source. Some moulds can release poisonous toxins and can affect building occupants which are sensitive to specific moulds…read more…
Indoor Air QualityMost people think air pollution applies only to outdoor air. In fact, the air inside your dwelling or work space could be 2-5 times more polluted than the air you are breathing outside. We spend a great deal of time indoors, so even low levels of indoor contaminants such as TVOC’s, RADON, particulate etc. can negatively affect our health…read more…