LEED 2009 – Getting It Done!

We just put in two projects for LEED Certification this afternoon. It feels good! There was over one Gigabyte of information in that submission! You might not want to try this alone! Even if you are a LEED-accredited Professional, you still might need some help...
LEED 2009 vs. LEEDv4: A Quick Comparison (Part 1 – Sites)

LEED 2009 vs. LEEDv4: A Quick Comparison (Part 1 – Sites)

There are significant differences between LEED 2009 for New Construction and Major Renovation in Canada. Today we are going to talk about the old Sustainable Sites Category that changes to Location to Linkages. There is a new LEEDv4 Credit that rewards projects that...

We are so… screwed!! (Part 3)

What does the next unpredicted catastrophic event hold for your business? This is the third in a series of posts about designing for resiliency. In the first post, our Founder and CEO, Sandra Leigh Lester, spoke about a catastrophic weather event that affected her...

We are so… screwed!! (Part 2)

What does the next unpredicted catastrophic event hold for your business? This is the second of a series of posts about designing for resiliency. In our last post, our Founder and CEO, Sandra Leigh Lester, spoke about a catastrophic weather event that affected her...

We are so… screwed!!

What does the next unpredicted catastrophic event hold for your business? This is the first of a series of posts about designing for resiliency. Actually, “unpredicted” is a misnomer. Lots of work is being done globally on modelling climate and predicting...

What is a Synergistic Deep Retrofit™?

I’ve been a little obsessed with how buildings are designed since I took a trip to the other side of the planet when I was a teenager and saw how ridiculously identical everything was. Here I was in an almost subtropical city, and I felt like Dorothy from Wizard...

Are You Making a Positive Difference?

Are You Making a Positive Difference? For how long now, have you been saying you’re going to build something that makes a difference? As a leader in your industry instead of a follower. It could be revolutionary. When are you going to do a development that is...

Careers

Opportunities available: PART-TIME GREEN BUILDING STRATEGIST The Part-time Green Building Strategist will be supporting the CEO by working directly on a number of projects in Canada, the Middle East and in the United States. Responsibilities Data entry including...

Building Energy Performance Benchmarking

by Guest Blogger, Ian Theaker, Associate, at Ecolibrium Strategies Inc. Better building performance will be key to economic and environmental success in the 21st century. Impact of the Built Environment In 2009, Canada’s buildings consumed 31% of the nation’s...