Montgomery Sisam Architects’ new affordable housing project, Hamilton Passive House Modular Housing, will significantly reduce energy consumption, achieved through a self-regulated climate and temperature control system, and a near complete reliance on solar power.
Construction has started on the Modernized Gatineau Energy Centre, a facility which will help the Canadian government reach its goal of reducing its greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 40 per cent by 2025.
Today’s high-performance building market is driven by increasingly stringent energy codes and a growing demand for greater building efficiency, sustainability, and affordability. This means specifying and building masonry cavity walls and adhered masonry walls with materials working together as a functioning system is more critical than ever. When designing a highly functional masonry wall, the list of wall system performance criteria an architect must consider is daunting.
The magazine’s series of sponsored, free e-books continues with a look at the barriers against air leakage in a variety of building assemblies. Download the collection to learn more about air barriers, including differences between Canadian and U.S. approaches.
The magazine’s series of sponsored, free e-books continues with a look at the barriers against air leakage in a variety of building assemblies. Download the collection to learn more about strategies for weatherproofing walls comprising insulating concrete forms (ICFs).
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