Welcome to CRE Green Consulting, where you will find cutting-edge, all-in-one solutions to save on your monthly energy bills and increase your property value. Our exclusive technology uses the sun as the source for all the energy needs in your residential or commercial building!
At CRE Green Consulting, architect Hill Jiang and engineer Franzi Tschurtschenthaler, will design your sustainable house using cutting edge green energy techniques and technologies, such as Building Integrated PhotoVoltaics (BIPV), net-zero design, solar water heating, solar HVAC systems, and more. Our team finds solutions for our clients with zero-emissions as well as zero-energy consumption, with the end result being cost savings on utilities and the reduction or elimination of one’s carbon footprint.
Note: Ongoing progress on the CRE demonstration project on a residential home in Kelowna, BC, is constantly updated in our Blog section.
Our BIPV system revolutionizes conventional power generation, with de-icing & snow-melting function for our panels, a heat collection system for HVAC support, and a built-in setup for solar hot water heating. Instead of attaching photovoltaic solar panels to the roof as an afterthought, our system acts like a large integrated solar shingle.
Our comprehensive BIPV system includes the following major technologies:
- air & water based heat collector (BIPV shingle)
- Solar HVAC system
- solar railings (BIPV railings)
- solar carport (BIPV carport)
- solar driveway & walkway (Road Integrated PhotoVoltaics, RIPV)
- 3 in 1 solar water heating solution
- off-grid battery bank with Electric Vehicle (EV) charging system
We have a full demonstration of the above principles at our local ‘Living Lab’, which is monitored through joint partnerships with the University of British Columbia Okanagan. We welcome visitors, and more information can be found on the Contact page.
This is the R&D information and educational branch of the website Createsolar.ca , a premiere solar energy design & construction firm in the Okanagan. We are the local forerunner of smart, all-in-one home energy solutions, which include the aforementioned solar HVAC, BIPV, solar hot water, solar driveways, solar canopies, solar railings, solar heated pools and further unique solar technologies.
If you are a home owner, home builder, or property developer, then you have come to the right place to save on energy costs and increase your profit margins. If this is your first time here, we highly recommend that you check out the all-in-one technology description of our solution. The best part of it all, is that while you are saving money you are also contributing to saving the planet.
Solar HVAC is short for Solar Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, which aims to improve on a traditional HVAC system. Instead of using gas or electricity to heat your house in winter, we turn the suns radiation energy directly into HEAT with a whopping efficiency as high as 50%. For summer, we collect and store the cooler air after sunset, which is then used to cool down the house during the day.
Net-Zero is a term to used describe when an energy efficient building’s energy production is equal to its consumption. Normally when people hear about a net-zero house, they tend to think that this type of house can only be built with a much higher cost and tighter insulation. This has typically been true in the past when designing with the German Passive House concept and using exclusively photovoltaic solar panels. However, with CRE Green’s design of heat collecting panels, and smart air and electronic controls into the overall home system, net-zero becomes much more cost effective and easier to achieve.
BIPV stands for Building Integrated PhotoVoltaics, which is a way to describe when solar is incorporated into the overall aesthetic and design of a building and not simply as an addition, as has been the traditional way of looking at it.