ZON Engineering & ZON Generation: ZON means SUN. Energy Experts, Solar Specialists. Since its formation, ZON Engineering Inc. has been directly involved in a professional capacity in over 1,000 rooftop solar PV projects.
ZON Engineering Inc. provides best-in-class engineering services to the solar industry, including engineering design, commissioning and testing, as well third-party inspection services: Owners Engineer, IE Certificate for IESO, and Lenders Engineer reviews. Since 2010, we have engineered over 400—and provided review services for over 600—solar photovoltaic systems. Our portfolio totals over 150 MW of solar projects (mainly rooftop)—enough to power nearly 30,000 homes!
Committed to our Clients At ZON Engineering Inc., we understand that when it comes to excellence in engineering design and consultation, attention to detail is paramount. Whether working with multi-national corporations, medium-sized architectural firms, small electrical contractors or directly with homeowners, ZON’s commitment to quality—from blueprint to ribbon-cutting to seven generations down the line—stands. Founded in 2010 on the ethics of environmental responsibility, performance, and professional integrity, ZON Engineering Inc. has made a name for itself by remaining true to our founding vision.
We take pride in what we do—and client relationships are as important as project outcomes. nature-scene-square Unparalleled in our Field Our carefully selected team represents a depth of knowledge and skill unparalleled in our field. By fostering a spirit of innovation, our team members—leaders and forward thinkers in environmentally conscious renewable energy and building system design and construction support— are empowered to excel within their areas of expertise. We are defined by our commitment to technical excellence and known for our responsive client care. Because of our sincere and unequivocal commitment to both people and the planet, ZON consistently exceeds client and stakeholder expectations. No greenwashing here—we are the real deal.
Our services include:
SOLAR DESIGN PLANNING
Site solar access & energy production evaluations Calibrated production simulations (PVSYST, P50, P90, etc.) Feasibility assessments & PV Ready requirements Local Distribution Company (LDC) Consultations DESIGN Design Review (i.e. Peer Review) at Concept & Detailed Design stage Schematic and detailed designs for grid-connected and off-grid Photovoltaic engineering calculations and simulations. Electrical Safety Authority (ESA) - plan & specification preparation
Condition Assessments (including pre-purchase reviews) Production Audits & Calibrated PVSyst Simulations Troubleshooting, solution identification & maintenance plans Re-Commissioning & Re-Testing (i.e. post Re & Re)
MECHANICAL DESIGN (HVAC) SERVICES
ZON’s mechanical design team is guided by a singular mission: to design mechanical systems that minimize energy consumption and CO2 generation while delivering excellent indoor air quality and thermal comfort. Great buildings start with great enclosures, but a great enclosure needs a properly designed mechanical system to become a truly efficient, comfortable, and healthy building.
That is our focus at ZON; we understand the challenges of low-load buildings and have the expertise to select an appropriate strategy and ensure it is properly implemented. We start every project by listening to our clients’ needs and concerns. We seek to educate clients and design teams on the environmental, energy, and cost implications of potential mechanical strategies. During the concept design phase, our team provides clients with customized systems options, highlighting the system complexity, energy consumption, capital cost, and space requirements of each.
Owners can then choose a system that meets their needs. ZON Engineering Inc. provides clients with complete heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system designs for commercial and residential projects. ‘Right- sizing' a mechanical system starts with collaboration between ZON and the project architect/designer to review the building enclosure and properly calculate the heating and cooling loads for each space in the building. By designing a system that is sized for the space and its occupants, we can reduce equipment costs, energy consumption, and utility costs while providing excellent indoor air quality and thermal comfort. We know the importance of good domestic hot water design to the overall energy consumption of the building and offer detailed DHW design services, including plant and distribution network design to ensure efficient generation, minimal heat loss, and short wait times. Rainwater and greywater harvesting design services are available for both commercial and residential projects.
ZON Engineering Inc. offers the following services, as requested, for each project:
Heat loss/gain calculations Ventilation rate calculations and system design Equipment specification Ductwork network design, carefully coordinated with the building structure and including grille/register/diffuser selection, sizing, and placement Hydronic system design and distribution, including radiant floor layouts Plumbing system design, including fixture selection, supply piping layout, sanitary drainage, water consumption/demand estimates, domestic water heating design Building stormwater design, including rainwater leader design, and rainwater harvesting design Fire protection concept design.
ENERGY CONSULTING SERVICES
Window selection, wall assembly, heating equipment, air conditioning, ventilation, lighting...these are just some of the various components that can impact a home or building's energy consumption. And these days it seems that there are just as many rating systems out there that use their own metrics to analyze and certify a project's energy efficiency. Our team at ZON can help you navigate the waters of energy targets by identifying what matters to you, and establishing clear, specific energy performance targets for your project. We work with architects, contractors and building owners directly to design and specify high performance building envelopes, efficient mechanical systems, and renewable energy sources.
NET-ZERO ENERGY CONSULTING
Detailed Energy Modeling - Using the architectural plans and elevations provided by the project team, ZON will review generate an energy model in industry-approved modeling software and provide recommendations to meet the Net-Zero objective by commenting on: Enclosure thermal performance characteristics Overall building air tightness targets Thermal performance and solar heat gain coefficients for windows and doors Overhang characteristics for summer shading Window to Wall Ratios Electrical lighting and associated control systems Heating and cooling system options and efficiencies Hot water heating system options Hot water distribution system options (fixture flow rates, drain water heat recover, recirculation systems, etc.) Ventilation system options, including pre-conditioning, heat recovery, and fan power Design reviews of architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings and various design stage milestones Energy Model updates as required Air Tightness Testing Net Zero.PNG A Net-Zero Energy building is a building where the total amount of energy used by the building on an annual basis is roughly equal to the amount of renewable energy created on the site.
The goal of any NZE building is to first minimize the amount of on-site energy consumed by addressing building components such as envelope, systems and occupant habits; from there, the remaining energy consumption can be offset with on-site renewable energy, such as a rooftop solar PV array. Detailed energy modeling is a key component in establishing and achieving Net-Zero energy targets for energy projects. As leaders in the realm of energy conscious buildings, ZON provides energy modeling services and active design support to establish the required design targets and criteria for the overall building, the enclosure and the mechanical and electrical systems.
Our Net-Zero consulting services include:
Detailed Energy Modeling - Using the architectural plans and elevations provided by the project team, ZON will review generate an energy model in industry-approved modeling software and provide recommendations to meet the Net-Zero objective by commenting on: Enclosure thermal performance characteristics Overall building air tightness targets Thermal performance and solar heat gain coefficients for windows and doors Overhang characteristics for summer shading Window to Wall Ratios Electrical lighting and associated control systems Heating and cooling system options and efficiencies Hot water heating system options Hot water distribution system options (fixture flow rates, drain water heat recover, recirculation systems, etc.) Ventilation system options, including pre-conditioning, heat recovery, and fan power Design reviews of architectural, mechanical and electrical drawings and various design stage milestones Energy Model updates as required Air Tightness Testing
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