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Sustainability

At play on the banks of the Grand

Enermodal Engineering had justifiably lofty goals for A Grander View, their newly christened office building in Kitchener, Ont. From inception to completion and beyond, this project is meant to showcase the best in green building design; to…

The Revolution in City Building

"Revitalization of the downtown core" has become a phrase of choice, replacing the now discredited term "urban renewal," for both the urban planning profession and politicians. But it is helpful before looking at current success stories of…

Retro-Commissioning

As the increasing number of new buildings set a high energy performance standard, building owners are looking to upgrade their existing portfolio to reap the benefits of lower utility bills and improved occupant comfort. The challenge is…