Posts Tagged ‘Morrison Hershfield’

CEU: Energy Retrofits

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017

Comparing Active and Passive Strategies

Building for energy efficiency in new construction has become routine when the right technical expertise is enlisted, proper building technology is selected, and few constraints limit the design. Retrofitting for energy efficiency poses a greater challenge when existing buildings employ dated systems, materials, and design practices. Priority must be given to those upgrades that will enable the building to achieve the greatest performance within the given constraints. This article describes how a post-secondary institution selected retrofit packages when presented with many possible options, including both building envelope and HVAC system upgrades.

By Aman Hehar and Matthew Tokarik


Sustainable Wood

Wednesday, January 10th, 2007

Forest certification, reduced-formaldehyde panels build on natural qualities

The manufacturing of wood products uses fewer resources and is less polluting than other materials

by Kathy Abusow

Of all building materials, wood has the largest number of inherent green attributes. Biodegradability, carbon sequestration and renewability top an impressive list that also includes low embodied energy, low manufacturing emissions, and natural insulating properties. (more…)