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George L. Catrambone Elementary School - Energy Star Certification

Achieved through sound design of efficient building systems; including water source heat pumps, heat recovery, water conserving fixtures, and daylighting controls; an enhanced building thermal envelope with continuous air barrier systems, solar shading, and high performance glazing; and the careful detailing of interfacing facade components combined with the Owner’s building operations and energy management planning has contributed to the George L. 17 more words


"Building ENERGY STAR scores - good idea, bad science" book release

After more than three years in the making I have finally published my book, Building ENERGY STAR scores — good idea, bad science.  This book is a critical analysis of the science that underpins the EPA’s building ENERGY STAR benchmarking score.   400 more words

Building Energy

Being thankful, not wasteful this holiday season

Hosting a Thanksgiving feast? Follow these 20 tips to save water before, during and after your meal.

By Travis Thompson

Are you hosting a family dinner this holiday season? 572 more words


LED lights up my life!

We recently purchased our first home (ok, condo… we live in North Vancouver!) and immediately wanted to replace the lighting. The fixtures were all original… 397 more words

Energy Conservation

Make Your Home More Energy Efficient [Infographic]

Here is an infographic that provides simple tips for energy conservation at home, room by room. Pay attention to the appliances and the energy star! :) 135 more words


RND Construction sweeps Housing Design Awards with green designs

RND Construction’s Roy Nandram may have exited the recent Housing Design Awards in Ottawa staggering under the weight of trophies, but those wins don’t mean he’s heading down the corporate expansion path. 1,096 more words


2017 building code changes will promote greener houses

Changes to the Ontario Building Code that come into effect Jan. 1, 2017 are raising the energy efficiency bar for new homes across the province. 462 more words