#BrightenLives: Archive for 2017

Going Beyond LEED Certification

Posted: December 4, 2017

In addition to LEED certifications, sustainable building design can be implemented through concepts such as Passive House, Living Building Challenge and Net-Zero building.

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Green Building Design

Posted: November 30, 2017

A shift in thinking proves green building design doesn’t have to cost more.

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The Rise of Smart Buildings

Posted: November 20, 2017

In an economy where smart technology has rapidly transitioned from a trend to the standard, it has increasingly become an integral part of numerous commercial & residential buildings around the world.

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The Newest Technology In Lighting & Sustainability

Posted: October 25, 2017

Lighting completes a space & can make or break the look & feel of any room. In addition, lighting also plays a key role in creating a sustainable building.

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Leveraging Technology in Project Management

Posted: October 3, 2017

There are significant benefits to incorporating project management software to aid in effective planning, managing and forecasting of projects.

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Passive House & Mechanical Systems

Posted: August 15, 2017

A focus on Passive House is changing the world of mechanical & HVAC systems.

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The Science Behind Building in Hot & Cold Climates

Posted: July 31, 2017

Taking into consideration a respective regions climate is critical to the long term performance of a building.

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Inspection & Drone Technology

Posted: July 26, 2017

Drone technology has opened up a new dimension for consulting engineering, specifically for those specializing in building and roof inspections and is helping to produce more accurate data, specifically data not possible to obtain previously.

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Evolving Education Facilities

Posted: June 19, 2017

Changes to our society & various cultures, as well as advances in communication & technology have all contributed to how education facilities are being planned & designed today.

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The New Era of Sustainable Design Strategies

Posted: June 12, 2017

A number of key strategies are currently being developed in order to help owners & developers reach their goals to make buildings more sustainable & energy efficient.

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