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:

Start Early: Using Energy Modeling to Maximize Cost and Time Savings for Your Building

By Morrison Hershfield|March 10, 2017

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 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.

ETFE: A Lighter Way to Let the Sunshine in and Keep the Rain Out

By Morrison Hershfield|December 07, 2016

ETFE, Ethylene Tetrafluoroethylene, a highly resistant, multi-purpose plastic compound used as a clear “foil” roofing system, is quickly gaining popularity in large-scale projects

Robinson Place Wins Award of Excellence

By Morrison Hershfield|November 16, 2016

Morrison Hershfield is excited to announce that Robinson Place has been awarded a 2016 Canadian Consulting Engineering Award of Excellence in the Buildings category for its LEED EB: O&M project.

LEED v4 Brings Exciting Changes to Materials Requirements

By Morrison Hershfield|October 18, 2016

While LEED v4 brings with it a variety of new and updated requirements, the largest changes are within the Materials and Resources credit category.

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.

Morrison Hershfield Wins 2016 CEO Award of Excellence for Robinson Place

By Morrison Hershfield|May 03, 2016

On Saturday, April 16th, 2016 Consulting Engineers of Ontario (CEO) presented Morrison Hershfield with an Award of Excellence for Robinson Place Ontario Government Building. The CEO Awards are given to firms whose projects have contributed to improving Ontario’s social, economic and environmental well-being. Robinson Place was the first government building in Canada to achieve LEED® EB:O&M Platinum (LEED EBOM).

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.

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