Plan and Prep: How to Pass Your Building’s Air Leakage Test

By Morrison Hershfield|June 12, 2017

In our last post, Whole Building Air Leakage Testing, we discussed the importance of designing a continuous air barrier. While proper design and installation are critical to passing the Air Leakage test, the work that goes into performing the actual test should not be overlooked. With this in mind, we want to reiterate the importance of thinking through the testing process early in project design.

Energy Retrofits: Upgrade Existing Buildings to Compete with New Construction

By Morrison Hershfield|May 16, 2017

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?

Designed to Pass: The Key to Your Building's Success in Passing the Air Leakage Test

By Morrison Hershfield|April 21, 2017

Standards and codes across North America are becoming more stringent with regards to accepted air leakage rates in completed construction. As a result, air leakage testing is increasingly becoming a code requirement.

Why Architectural Sheet Metal: Design for Longevity and Durability

By Morrison Hershfield|March 17, 2017

Learn how to better assess existing sheet metal flashings and properly design new joints.

A year in development, the course is separated into three distinct segments:

Morrison Hershfield Welcomes Alex Chang

By Morrison Hershfield|January 13, 2017

Morrison Hershfield is pleased to welcome Alex Chang, Architect AIBC, P.Eng., PMP, LEED AP BD+C to our Building Envelope Consulting team as a Senior Architect and Engineer.

Hassalo on Eighth Wins ENR Northwest 2016 Best Projects Award

By Morrison Hershfield|December 22, 2016

Hassalo on Eighth has won a 2016 Best Projects Award from Engineering News-Record in the Residential/Hospitality category for ENR’s Northwest Region.

North East Transit Garage Wins 2016 Canadian Architect Award of Excellence

By Morrison Hershfield|December 02, 2016

Prime consultant Morrison Hershfield and lead design architect gh3 were honored at the Canadian Architect Awards of Excellence ceremony

Rick Ziegler Receives the Horowitz Award from RCI, Inc.

By Morrison Hershfield|August 02, 2016

Morrison Hershfield’s Rick Ziegler has recently received RCI, Inc.’s 2016 Richard M. Horowitz Memorial Award for his article titled Achieving Building Enclosure Performance Through Energy Modeling and Commissioning. RCI, Inc. is an international association of building envelope consultants. Members specialize in design, investigation, repair, and management of roofing, exterior wall, and waterproofing systems.

The award is presented for the best technical article of the year published in RCI’s technical journal, Interface.

Four Team Members receive BECx Certifications

By Morrison Hershfield|April 19, 2016

In order to continue providing our clients with outstanding specialty Building Envelope Commissioning services, several Morrison Hershfield staff have received both their accreditation as Building Enclosure Commissioning Process Provider (BECxP), and Commissioning Authority + Building Enclosure Knowledge Requirements (CxA+BE) from the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

The Basics: Building Envelope Commissioning

By Morrison Hershfield|April 05, 2016

The A/E/C industry is continuing to recognize the significant impact of the building envelope on the performance, durability, energy use, and sustainability of the building. As such, the principles of Commissioning are being applied to confirm the quality of the design and construction of the envelope.

Video: Building Energy Optimization Tool

By Morrison Hershfield|March 21, 2016

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.

Publication: Pushing the Envelope

By Morrison Hershfield|December 18, 2015

The article Pushing the Envelope by Morrison Hershfield's building science specialists Stevan Vinci and Jamie McKay was published in Canadian Property Management: GTA & Beyond.

Dan Dahl Receives NFPA Committee Service Award

By Morrison Hershfield|October 27, 2015

Congratulations to Morrison Hershfield’s Dan Dahl for receiving the Committee Service Award, presented by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA).

Technical Paper: BEST4 Conference Produces Three Papers on Building Performance

By Morrison Hershfield|July 21, 2015

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:

Publication: Optimizing Building Envelope Renewals

By Morrison Hershfield|July 17, 2015

Principal and Building Science Specialist Patrick Roppel, M.A.Sc., P.Eng. published the following article, "Optimizing Building Envelope Renewals," in the May/June 2015 edition of Construction Business.

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