February 23, 2019 admin

By Brittany Hanam, MASc, EIT, Graham Finch, MASc, P.Eng., and Dave Ricketts, MSc, P.Eng. All images courtesy RDH Building Engineering Of all the components of a building enclosure, windows can have the greatest impact on energy consumption. This can be disproportionate to the area of the enclosure the windows cover. Therefore, it is important architects…

February 1, 2019 Andre Zupancic

Have you ever been woken up early on a Sunday morning by your neighbor’s noisy lawnmower? Does the sound of traffic keep you up at night? Undesired background sound is a widespread problem in cities and suburban communities, and its effects can negatively impact one’s health and quality of life so much that we give…

January 23, 2019 Andre Zupancic

January 7, 2019 It shouldn’t be a surprise that leaving your window open in the winter will increase your energy costs. You already know that cold air will flow in, cooling your house down in the process. But did you know that old and poorly-insulated windows can have a similar effect throughout the year. And…