How to Know If Your Building Is Performing at Its Potential

How to Know If Your Building Is Performing at Its Potential

Blog 3 Mar 3, 2020 Let’s get the bad news over with first. Your building is definitely not performing at its potential. Unless you have recently done all three of these steps it is not performing at its potential. To reach its potential performance for no-cost...
What is a Synergistic Deep Retrofit™?

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...
LEED 2009 – Getting It Done!

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)

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...