May 20, 2013, Comments Off on Chilled Beams

What is a chilled beam you ask? A ceiling-mounted unit that uses water to provide cooling and heating. Are there different types of chilled beams? Yes, two. Active and Passive […]

May 17, 2013, Comments Off on Is your building making you sick? Literally.

When it comes to sick buildings with poor air quality there are 3 degrees of sickness. 1. SBS – Sick Building Syndrome 2. BRI – Building Related Illness 3. MCS […]

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April 30, 2013, Comments Off on Home Designing with Daylight

If you are fortunate enough to ever have a hand in designing your own home, make sure to incorporate daylight. Why should I incorporate daylight into my homes interior design? […]

April 25, 2013, Comments Off on The Importance of Building Shape in your Design

The shape of a building plays a strong role in its energy efficiency and its visual impact on its surroundings. We will speak towards energy efficiency as visual impact is […]

April 23, 2013, Comments Off on [LEED VIDEO] Building Commissioning and Building Systems

What is Building Commissioning? Building Commissioning is a broad form of TAB or Traditional Adjusting and Balancing performed on buildings’ mechanical systems. Generally speaking, Building Commissioning is the process of inspecting, […]

April 22, 2013, Comments Off on Energy consumption and HVAC systems

60% HVAC Systems devour up to 60% of the overall energy consumed in a building (from this fact alone we should all endeavour to place passive sustainability into our designs […]

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Clarence (Not Tyler) Perry and Neighborhoods #1929 #PPP

September 16, 2013, Comments Off on Clarence (Not Tyler) Perry and Neighborhoods #1929 #PPP

What is a neighborhood? A residential area composed of people with similar day-to-day activities, social interests, etc.; Neighborhoods exist within ...

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Quick Q & A on Catchment Areas #PPP

September 16, 2013, Comments Off on Quick Q & A on Catchment Areas #PPP

What is a catchment Area? The accessible population for a potential project site, which among other variables informs a developer as to whether or not ...


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September 14, 2013, Comments Off on Soil Types (Best to Worst)

Bedrock has the highest bearing capacity (thanks to Tim Carter at for showing us how a residence is built on a foundation of be ...

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