Three Strategies for Incorporating Sustainability into Your Design Culture

By Niraj Poudel

As an architect or building designer who is interested in designing sustainable buildings, you’ve probably faced challenges in incorporating more…

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Performance and Sustainability Trends in 2017

What does 2017 hold for sustainable design? In this landscape of political tumult and shifting policies, here is a look…

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The Business Value of High Performance Design

Much of the value of good design is difficult to quantify. There is incredible value to buildings that inspire, that…

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4 + 1 Great Design Strategies for Creating High-Performance Buildings

Why design matters: Good design can cut energy use in half. Here’s how.

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Presenting Your Energy Analysis

In this blog post, we show three engaging ways to illustrate energy analysis results, to form part of your presentation package.

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How to Interpret Your Energy Analysis

This article shows you how to “read” building analysis outputs and interpret them accurately in order to start testing relevant improvement strategies. Some questions to ask from the onset are: What forces are driving energy or carbon use in my building? Is my current design heating or cooling dominated? What factors will have the largest impact on my building’s performance?

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Performance Based Design: Executing the Vision

The third and final design brief in our series; how to keep designs on track throughout later stage development

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