BECx: How Will Your Building Envelope Actually Perform?

By Morrison Hershfield|July 16, 2018

We design building envelopes to be efficient, but do we know how they’ll actually perform?

This is one of the many questions we get as the building industry’s focus moves towards more aggressive energy efficiency targets including Net Zero Energy and Passive House. With these new targets the attention is starting to now shift to one of the often overlooked energy systems of a building – the Passive Energy system – also known as the building envelope.

Morrison Hershfield Welcomes Daniel Jagos, Practice Lead, Transit Stations & Maintenance Facilities

By Morrison Hershfield|July 12, 2018

Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Daniel Jagos, CET, as our Practice Lead for Transit Stations and Maintenance Facilities.

Dan brings extensive experience with light rail transit, heavy rail commuter, and freight locomotive and car maintenance facility operations.  Having successfully coordinated several multi-million dollar mainline fueling reconstruction assignments, as well as AFP LRT and GO Transit Maintenance facility projects, the Transit Design Team is excited to be working alongside Dan.

Dan has experience working with domestic and foreign railways, transit authorities, government agencies, and the private sector.

Racing Team Closes Season with KW Classic Provincial Championships

By Morrison Hershfield|July 05, 2018

The last big Ontario Cup road race of the season, the KW Classic Provincial Championships, took place on June 3rd in Hawkesville, ON.

Running for Hearts In Houston

By Morrison Hershfield|July 03, 2018

Staff from Morrison Hershfield’s Houston office recently participated in the 3rd Annual “Running for Hearts”, a 5K family fun run for charity.  Proceeds from the event benefit survivors of Hurricane Harvey, human trafficking, domestic violence, war and crime. 

Racing Through Rain and Wind at the Steve Bauer Classic

By Morrison Hershfield|June 28, 2018

The Morrison Hershfield Racing team knew that racing the Steve Bauer Classic course would not be an easy feat! The demanding course consists of laps through the winding, rolling orchards and vineyards of the Niagara Peninsula.

Commuter Challenge 2018 – How Did We Do?

By Morrison Hershfield|June 27, 2018

Once again this year, staff from Morrison Hershfield supported the annual Commuter Challenge, a week-long event that takes place during Canadian Environment Week.  It is a friendly competition between Canadian cities and workplaces that celebrates active and sustainable transportation.  This year’s Challenge included 17,480 participants from 1,511 workplaces, and avoided 258,132 kg of CO2

Morrison Hershfield Racing Team Moves Onward and UPWARD!

By Morrison Hershfield|June 21, 2018

How excited would you be to face one of the longest and toughest climbs in Ontario? The Morrison Hershfield Racing Team was up for that challenge on Saturday, May 12th

25th Annual Paris to Ancaster Cycling Classic

By Morrison Hershfield|June 13, 2018

To kick off their cycling season, the Morrison Hershfield Racing Team participated in the 25th Annual Paris to Ancaster Bike Race (P2A), a fundraiser for the St. Joseph’s Healthcare Foundation. The race took place over some very tough terrain and as the riders can attest, it was a memorable experience!

DJC Oregon's 2018 TopProjects

By Morrison Hershfield|June 13, 2018

The DJC Oregon TopProjects of 2018 were recently released! DJC TopProjects is an annual awards program that honors the best building and construction projects in Oregon and SW Washington. Morrison Hershfield is grateful to local owners, architects and contractors who have trusted Morrison Hershfield’s Portland Building Science team to support them on a number of the winning projects that made the list!

And They're Off! - Morrison Hershfield Sponsors Road Cycling Team

By Morrison Hershfield|June 05, 2018

In early April, Morrison Hershfield sponsored a cycling team of passionate and fierce competitors, comprised of our employees along with non-MH’ers to round out the group. The team would compete in three cycling races throughout the season, in preparation for the Provincial Championships in June.

Morrison Hershfield Welcomes Mark Parker to our Alberta Environmental Team

By Morrison Hershfield|May 30, 2018

Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Mark Parker, P.Eng. as our Waste Sector Lead for the Prairies. He is working out of our Edmonton office.

Toronto Green Standard v3: Updated to target Near-Zero Emissions for New Development by 2030

By Morrison Hershfield|May 16, 2018

The City of Toronto has updated the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) to include stepped performance targets to approach zero emissions for all new buildings by 2030. This update represents a critical step toward achieving City Council's low-carbon goals established in TransformTO, Toronto's Climate Action Strategy, with the overall City-wide goal of achieving an 80% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2050 (relative to 1990 levels). Additionally, the updated performance measures directly support the forthcoming changes to the Ontario Building Code and the Province of Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan.

Morrison Hershfield Welcomes Wendy MacKay to our Western Canada Transportation Team

By Morrison Hershfield|May 08, 2018

Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Wendy MacKay, P.Eng. as our Director, Transportation Alberta/BC Roads & Highways.  Wendy will also be the Department Manager for our team in the Edmonton office.

Living Future Vancouver

By Morrison Hershfield|May 01, 2018

On Thursday, April 19th, 2018, Living Future Vancouver produced a sold out event that focused on bringing healthy and regenerative buildings to the city. Held in a historic former Bank of Canada building now called The Permanent, the event showcased an all-star lineup of speakers and panelists, including:

How can the new Low TEDI Guide help with your next high-rise project?

By Morrison Hershfield|April 25, 2018

The new Guide to Low Thermal Energy Demand for Large Buildings aims to broaden the understanding of how high-rise residential buildings can meet stricter levels of performance, such as Passive House, BC Energy Step Code, City of Vancouver Zero Emission Building Plan and City of Toronto Zero Emissions Building Framework.

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