Frames matter

With thanks to Stephen Thwaites of Thermotech Fiberglass Fenestration. As discussed in our previous post, windows are one of the most important elements of a building envelope, but they tend to do a poor job of resisting the movement of heat and usually make up the...

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Windows matter

With thanks to Stephen Thwaites of Thermotech Fiberglass Fenestration. Windows are one of the most important elements of a building envelope. They provide views to the outdoors, and bring in sunlight while protecting the building interior from the elements....

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Arborus goes to eSim 2014

eSim is a biennial conference for building performance simulation put on by the Canadian chapter of the International Building Performance Simulation Association (IBPSA). This year we were fortunate to have the conference hosted in our home town of Ottawa by...

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ENERGY STAR® Portfolio Manager™ comes to Canada

ENERGY STAR Portfolio Manager, a benchmarking tool developed by the US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), has grown to become an industry standard. Developed in 2000 as an online tool for tracking water and energy consumption, Portfolio Manager now includes...

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