Building Envelope Commissioning (BECx) is becoming more frequent, helping to achieve both sustainable rating system credits and performance goals – but ever wonder what it actually entails?
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:
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.
The Seattle Energy Code is one of the more stringent codes in the country, and continues down that path with its 2018 revisions.
The BC Step Code, British Columbia’s stretch Energy Code, is a performance-based standard that establishes a set of voluntary, incremental and measurable requirements for energy efficiency in New Construction.
With increasingly stringent codes and standards, new construction projects are progressively becoming more energy efficient. In order to remain competitive with new facilities, existing buildings are faced with the challenge of balancing retrofit design goals, energy savings and capital investment. Renovating an existing structure can often be a more cost-effective and sustainable option - but how is this determined?
Energy modeling maps a building’s end-use energy consumption based on key building systems to best inform building owners and design teams how to save money and time while still meeting project energy and sustainability goals.
Morrison Hershfield has developed an energy optimization tool (demonstrated below) to empower you and your project team in meeting your energy targets while enabling your design vision.
Congratulations to Morrison Hershfield’s Dan Dahl for receiving the Committee Service Award, presented by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).
Morrison Hershfield staff published three papers this April at the BEST4 Conference in Kansas City, Missouri. The quartet of Christian Cianfrone, Patrick Roppel, Radu Postole and Neil Norris worked alongside other subject matter experts presented the following:
Mark Lawton, P.Eng., Senior Building Science Specialist, was a subject matter expert in a June 2015 report for the US Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) on “Development of Thermal Bridging Factors for Use in Energy Models.” Morrison Hershfield was responsible for the 3D thermal modeling included in the report.
Building Energy Specialist Christian Cianfrone will be presenting and delivering a thermal bridging workshop at the ASHRAE EM Conference in Atlanta on Monday, September 28th. As a pre-conference workshop, those who are not attending the ASHRAE conference are still welcome to register and attend.
Morrison Hershfield was honored with an Award of Excellence in the Soft Engineering category for our Building Envelope Thermal Bridging (BETB) Guide from the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies – British Columbia (ACEC-BC) at their 26th annual Awards for Engineering Excellence Gala.