Is High Performance a Luxury or the Most Prudent Choice?

Is High Performance a Luxury or the Most Prudent Choice?

Sandra 25 Mar 25, 2020 Blog Let’s use financial risk management for a couple of different possible future scenarios. The additional costs to go beyond code requirements into the realm of high performance is often seen as something that is “nice to have” instead of a...
Hire Us BEFORE You Hire Your Architect

Hire Us BEFORE You Hire Your Architect

Blog 7 Mar 7, 2020 Blog You probably have a team of people that work on procurement of everything from the subcontractors to the kitchen sink, but do the same people that procure services for everything else hire your architects? Hiring an architect is a speciality...
Buildings Are To Blame for Making Us Miss Our Climate Targets

Buildings Are To Blame for Making Us Miss Our Climate Targets

Sandra 5 Mar 5, 2020 There is no doubt. Buildings are to blame. We are going to miss our climate targets because of our crappy buildings. For decades we all got away with spending very little capital on buildings that just met the building code requirements. Actually,...
Designing for Better Infection Control

Designing for Better Infection Control

Blog 5 Mar 5, 2020 Experts are starting to realize that Covid-19 will be with us for the long term. How do we rethink office space design so that it is more like being in the outdoors? How can we design offices in order to decrease the rate of spread of disease? What...
Land a Project That Goes for Living Building Certification

Land a Project That Goes for Living Building Certification

Blog 3 Mar 3, 2020 What is a Living Building? The Living Building Challenge was started by the Cascadia Green Building Council and has become a separate certification in its own right, based on a system of Petals. Living Building Certified used to be nearly impossible...
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...