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.

111 South Main Celebrates Engineering News Record Award of Merit

By Morrison Hershfield|February 07, 2018

111 South Main, Salt Lake City’s 24-story high rise office tower, is being recognized by Engineering News-Record for the Global Best Projects 2017 Award of Merit in the Office category.

Seattle Energy Code: How will 2018 updates affect your next project?

By Morrison Hershfield|December 20, 2017

The Seattle Energy Code is one of the more stringent codes in the country, and continues down that path with its 2018 revisions.

Morrison Hershfield’s Stevan Vinci Named 2017 LEED Fellow

By Morrison Hershfield|October 23, 2017

Stevan Vinci, Building Science Consultant and Sustainability Specialist, has been selected as a 2017 LEED Fellow by the Green Business Certification Institute (GBCI). This honor is granted for his outstanding work as LEED Professional and the significance of his contributions to the green building community.

Building Beyond Compliance – Why BC Energy Step Code is Your Next Step

By Morrison Hershfield|October 17, 2017

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.

Using the Building Envelope to Achieve your Materials Points + Petals

By Morrison Hershfield|September 18, 2017

When considering sustainability certification, the Building Envelope both constitutes a significant quantity of the materials, and is a challenging part of the certification process due to the building envelope’s chemical nature. All key sustainability programs (LEED, Living Building Challenge, Passive House, Green Globes) include a materials component and often include an exclusions list.  

20 Largest Building Projects in the Puget Sound

By Morrison Hershfield|August 15, 2017

We’re proud local architects and building owners have choosen Morrison Hershfield's Seattle Building Science team to provide engineering solutions on 9 of the 20 largest buildings in development in the Puget Sound area!

The Puget Sound Business Journal recently released the list of the region’s largest construction projects by total estimated cost of construction.

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