Author Archives: Jeannette Fischer

ZTF welcomes new project manager

Philippa Mahon joined the ZTF team in November 2014.  Philippa’s background in accounting, entrepreneurship and home construction will help her and the rest of the team work with our clients through from design and pricing through to the finishing touches.  See Philippa’s profile on our “meet the crew” page.

New BC Building Code Energy Requirements


The Home Owner Protection Office (HPO) has released an illustrated guide to the New BC Building Code Energy Requirements.   We work with our designers and clients to ensure the energy efficiency requirements are met and that clients have the information to select the envelope system that provides the optimal level of energy efficiency for their project.  Energy efficiency measures need to be considered along with durability and payback period.  Many of our high-efficiency wall systems exceed the code requirements and through integration with other structural elements (e.g. timbers) and envelope components (e.g. wood fibre insulation) provide long-term durability.   Please see the full document here: May 2014 Building Code Energy Updates from HPO