High-Performance Design Strategies

Invest in a better building, on your own terms.

We will have a briefing call and you will fill in an extensive online survey. From the survey results, we will create a custom list of high-performance design strategies that will meet your payback requirements. You won’t get a design report—you will get an investment report written in the language of business. Our past clients include Humber River Hospital, HOK Architects, The City of Toronto, and the Salvation Army.

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Life Cycle Assessments

Create a low-embodied-carbon project.

We don’t have the carbon budget to continue constructing high-embodied-carbon buildings. We will do an evaluation of your design, starting early on in the design process. An LCA can be used to identify performance gaps, compare products, make procurement decisions or improve designs, amongst other functions.

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Green Standards for Site Plan Approval and Building Permits

Effective streamlined management of the design process to meet standards and requirements.

We manage the whole project in our proprietary project management tools that gets all of the communication out of your inbox. Don’t go on a constant scavenger hunt for the information you need. We make this work straightforward while giving you insights into the additional beneficial initiatives that you can take.

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Energy Modeling

Meet compliance requirements.

affectingchange provides energy modelling reports confirming compliance with OBC SB10, Toronto Green Development Standard TGSv3, the High Performance New Construction incentive program, and for LEED®. We have helped a number of our clients get funds to support energy modeling for projects in Toronto. If you meet TGSv3 Tier 2 then 20% of Development Charges will be refunded—just by implementing a minimum number of environmental design measures from a prescribed list. Energy modelling will enable your team to meet compliance and build a business case for going beyond those measures. 

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LEED Certification Consulting

We use proprietary project management software to facilitate certification.

We have over twenty-five years of experience on a huge range of projects and we know strategies that will actually make the building more efficient but will cost you LESS to build. We conduct our certification coordination using a professional online project management software that gets the conversation out of your email inbox. Our past clients include HOK Architects, Perkins+Will Architects, and The City of Toronto.

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WELL Certification Consulting

Create a facility that boosts Staff productivity.

Discover how you can achieve an exceptional facility that is cost-effective and boosts your productivity. Your salaries are the highest cost expenditure for your organization. Find out why a lighter paint colour and suspended lights can save you money on air conditioning costs. We conduct our certification coordination using a professional online project management software that gets the conversation out of your email inbox. 

We have experts that can help facilitate the certification of your space. 

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Who We Work With

We work with Architects, Designers, and Building Owners


Save time and create award-winning sustainable buildings.

We will work with you and your clients on a phase-by-phase basis, facilitating conversations to reveal your client’s objectives and we’ll help you determine how we can measure success. Whether you are in predesign, concept design, design development, construction documentation or even in construction, we can help. 

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Stop being overwhelmed and confused by all of the spec options.

We are experts at sustainable interiors, helping you negotiate key base building upgrades, and efficient smart data-driven workplaces using IOT devices and state-of-the-art digital infrastructure. 

Corporations and NGO’s

Get what you really want, not just a plaque on the wall.

We will always be on your side. You are footing the costs and we will do our best to ensure that the project is designed and executed according to your desired outcomes and performance objectives.

Our expertise will augment your project team and we will work and an impartial advisor to get you results beyond your expectations.


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