Archive for the ‘Thermal & Windows’ Category

Our National Directory of Products and Services for Sustainable High-Performance Building

Thursday, December 28th, 2017

LEED categories noted for the products listed are intended to show how these products can potentially help a project earn LEED v4 points

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The 2016 Canadian Directory of Products and Services for High-Performance Building

Wednesday, December 30th, 2015

Visit the Directory online for Listings organized by Product Category and by LEED Category

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CEU: Thermally efficient building envelopes

Monday, March 23rd, 2015

Visualizing the pathway to low energy buildings

Thermally efficient building envelopes have long been recognized as a necessity for low energy buildings in heating dominated climates. Low energy buildings are not only a goal for buildings built to green rating systems, but are also a stated long-term developmental objective of energy standards that are applicable to all large buildings. Building envelope thermal performance is an increasingly essential consideration as industry is tasked with designing and constructing buildings that consume less energy. This article provides an overview of the resources that are now available to practitioners to help design building envelopes that can be aligned with specific project performance objectives and construction realities.

By Patrick Roppel

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The Annual Directory for Sustainable Products and Services

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

The 2015 Directory for Sustainable Products and Services

LEED categories noted for the products listed in the following pages are intended to show
how these products can potentially help a project earn LEED points

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Interview with Glenn MacEachern

Tuesday, December 23rd, 2014

Time to close the windows

Glenn MacEachern of ECO Insulating Glass [www.ecoglass.ca ] makes the case for closing the windows on energy-efficient buildings.

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Interview with: Jack Laken

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

President of Termobuild Canada [www.termobuild.com ,] in Toronto, engineer Jack Laken [jlaken@termobuild.com ] has long been a missionary of passive heating and cooling of buildings. The question is: How well are we listening?

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The occupant factor in low-energy building design

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2014

Occupants’ impact on building energy use continues to increase as building components and systems become more efficient. This source of uncertainty extends well beyond lights and plug loads, often including heating and cooling.

By Liam O’Brien

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