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Sustainability

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…

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…
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