Passive house explained

Passive house explained

Passive House is the world’s most stringent energy standard. It incorporates building science-based strategies to minimize the use of energy while maximizing comfort and quality of life. Built to these standards, a building can use 10% of the energy of one built to...
List of Current Energy and Green Rating Systems

List of Current Energy and Green Rating Systems

Buildings are responsible for a little over 40% of global greenhouse gas emissions. There has been a great deal of progress made over the last 30 years to reverse the construction sector’s negative impact on the environment, and create buildings that are...
Acoustics & Noise Control in Design Space

Acoustics & Noise Control in Design Space

In solving noise issues in buildings, it helps to take an objective, systematic engineering approach. Starting with a good understanding of sound, how it travels and how we hear it, we can then proceed to creatively applying a variety of solutions that adhere with...
Spray Foam Insulation

Spray Foam Insulation

Spray foam insulation is a spray applied foam, most commonly consisting of polyurethane. Its advantage to other types of insulation, such as rigid board or a fibrous insulation, is that handles both critical components of insulation: R-value and air leakage. R-value...