Battery Storage
  • Air Quality

Battery Solution to Peak Energy Prices

Energy Storage Facilities With electricity prices on the rise, consumers are looking for unique ways to reduce their costs of energy. Generally, there are two to three energy rates available on any given day; they…

  • Air Quality
  • Sound

What you need to know about Combined Heat and Power (CHP)

What is Combined Heat and Power? Combined Heat and Power (also known as co-generation) is an energy efficient technology that generates electricity locally and captures the heat that would otherwise be wasted to provide useful…

Stack Effect in Tall Buildings
  • Air Quality

The Stack Effect

The Effects of Air Pressure Imbalances on Tall Buildings What is the Stack Effect? Stack effect is the movement of large volumes of air through the envelope of a building due to temperature differentials between…

  • Air Quality
  • Sound

Regulatory Updates for Environmental Approvals in Ontario

The Ontario Ministry of Environment, Conservation and Parks (MOECP) has revised the environmental approvals process in Ontario for air and noise emissions as of January, 2017. The new EASR regulation made under EPA is: O.…

Acoustic Details Metal Studs
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  • Vibration

The Devil is in the Acoustic Details Part 1: Metal Studs

From my experience resolving noise and privacy issues in buildings I have learned that the cause is usually an oversight of seemingly small but absolutely critical details.  Details that could have been addressed during design…

  • Climate

Master Planning for Wind – Surviving Implementation

Master planning is step one in development.  Sometimes it’s done through secondary plans, or subdivision plans.  Whatever it is labelled, it is intended to be holistic and all encompassing.  In this era where pedestrian usage…