Latest version of the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide provides new and timely data to help with calculations required by emerging energy codes and standards

By Morrison Hershfield|December 05, 2019

The newest version of the Building Envelope Thermal Bridging Guide (BETB) is now available and is the first of four planned expansions! This guide is another major step forward in helping the building industry holistically assess the impact of thermal bridging and adopt effective Net-zero energy codes and standards. 

Humber Building NX Achieves First Zero Carbon Certification in Canada for a Retrofit

By Morrison Hershfield|June 11, 2019

The retrofitted Humber Building NX has become the first retrofit in Canada to be achieve Zero Carbon Building - Design Certification, awarded by the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC). 

BECx: Process and Activities in 4 Steps

By Morrison Hershfield|April 17, 2019

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?

Yvon Chiasson Named to the AGMCC Board of Directors

By Morrison Hershfield|February 20, 2019

We’re pleased to announce that Yvon Chiasson has been named to the Board of Directors for the Architectural Glass and Metal Certification Council (AGMCC). The board was selected at the organization’s first-ever annual general meeting in Chicago on November 7 and 8.

2018 UDI Awards for Excellence Winners Announced in Vancouver

By Morrison Hershfield|December 11, 2018

The 2018 Urban Development Institute (UDI) Awards for Excellence celebrate the work of development teams in the Pacific Region, recognizing projects that help shape communities and have a significant impact on the urban landscape.

"Most Sustainable Team" at AIA Houston's Sandcastle Competition!

By Morrison Hershfield|October 01, 2018

Morrison Hershfield had the pleasure of teaming up with Page/ (PSP) and Linbeck Group, LLC (LG) for the 32nd annual AIA Sandcastle competition. Over the last few months, staff from our Houston office worked together with team members from PSP and LG to plan for the event - sharing ideas and developing a design concept – and it was exciting to finally see the team’s creative design come to life!

Jeremy Haberler Joins Our Building Science Team in Houston

By Morrison Hershfield|September 11, 2018

Morrison Hershfield is very pleased to announce that Jeremy Haberler has joined our growing Houston office.

Reduce Risk with Early Integration of Security and Life Safety

By Morrison Hershfield|August 14, 2018

There is a common misconception that security and safety conflict when applied to a building’s design. However, experience shows that security and safety can be compatible when the two disciplines are integrated early in the design stage. 

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.

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!

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.

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.

How We Make Every Day Earth Day

By Morrison Hershfield|April 21, 2018

When every day is earth day, everybody wins.

How can high-rise buildings meet Net Zero ready standards? Introducing the new Guide to Low Thermal Energy Demand

By Morrison Hershfield|April 05, 2018

Building codes and standards in Canada are becoming increasingly progressive, moving toward higher performance standards such as Passive House and Net Zero, in order to meet energy and emissions goals.

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