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.

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:

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.

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