Posts Tagged ‘natural lighting’

The Systems

Wednesday, January 6th, 2016

A Comprehensive Energy Efficiency Strategy

Energy efficiency is a big topic, and at times a rather convoluted one. It takes energy to heat and light a house, it takes energy to cook and wash in a house, it takes energy to manufacture and transport materials to build a house. So, if you want to create a house with a reduced energy/carbon footprint, there are a lot of ways to do that.

By Mike Reynolds


2012 SAB Awards Winning Project - Bibliotheque Raymond-Lévesque, St. Hubert, QC

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

This project takes its inspiration from the natural qualities of its site: celebrating the forest; directing and distributing rainwater; and capturing the sun and the wind. These elements come together in a simple yet poetic expression of bioclimatic design.


SAB HOMES 1 | Spanier Residence

Monday, July 6th, 2009

Low-tech design makes a sustainable home.

This project began with a suburban infill site in an established downtown west end neighbourhood of Moncton characterized by generic production houses. The intention was to create a custom-designed family home that responded to the opportunities of the site and neighbourhood context, while using “low-tech’ methods to maximize the benefits of passive solar design, natural lighting and natural ventilation.