55 Bay Street North
Several major building envelope projects were completed on the nine-storey 55 Bay Street North building, including investigations of curtain wall and roofing system leakages. Morrison Hershfield is leading the ongoing design and replacement of the roofing system including consideration of new solar PV arrays and energy efficiency improvements to support the target of a Carbon Neutral facility which includes 40,000+ SF of glass. (Hamilton, ON)
1 Queen East – Curtain Wall Investigation
This high-rise office tower in downtown Toronto has a complicated series of tiered roofs and an unusually complex curtain wall system near its peak. Specialized access was required to complete test openings to identify areas of water penetration and air leakage at the upper curtain wall system. Morrison Hershfield designed a systematic roofing replacement that focused on addressing the numerous complicated details at multiple roof levels to bring the highly exposed roof back to a watertight condition. (Toronto, ON)
Humber College Buildings H + Nx
Campus buildings H and Nx boasts features of double glazed windows and metal spandrel panels. Morrison Hershfield’s role includes parametric energy modeling, building envelope design, and mechanical and electrical design. We worked together with our architectural partner on a deep energy retrofit with a goal to reduce Humber’s source energy by 50% and associated carbon emissions by 30%. (Etobicoke, ON)
55 Bay Street North – Envelope Rehabilitation
Several major building envelope projects were completed on the nine-storey 55 Bay Street North building, including investigations of curtain wall and roofing system leakages. Morrison Hershfield is leading the ongoing design and replacement of the roofing system including consideration of new solar PV arrays and energy efficiency improvements to support the target of a Carbon Neutral facility which includes 40,000+ SF of glass. (Toronto, ON)
25 King - Commerce Court North
This iconic 1931 heritage property in Toronto required a significant building envelope retrofit. Energy modeling was used todetermine the net energy benefits of various options, allowing us to benefits and their estimated construction costs, and helping the owner to choose the right solution. The exterior heritage stone was assessed for ability to endure increased wetting and freeze/thaw associated with decreased heat flow through the exterior walls. (Toronto, ON)
Building Science in the Greater Toronto Area
To provide our clients with the highest level of service and quality possible, our Building Science group services our clients across southwestern Ontario from two offices in the Greater Toronto-Hamilton Area.
Our specialized Building Science group includes a diverse mix of engineers and technologists with practical design and field experience focused on achieving buildings that meet your performance goals and design intent.
We reduce risk and increase our clients’ return on investment through effective building envelope design, implementation of sustainability measures and metrics, and optimized energy analysis. Our clients achieve their goals utilizing our range of Building Science consulting services; from investigation and rehabilitation work on existing buildings to design assistance, performance evaluation and construction review and commissioning services for new buildings.
Understanding our clients’ goals are a critical element of how we enable them to meet their objectives for performance, durability and cost-effectiveness. Our strength is in the wide range of expertise that we bring to any given project.
Recreation & Culture
Retail & Restaurants
Sports Facilities & Stadiums
Building Science News
Toronto Green Standard v3: Updated to target Near-Zero Emissions for New Development by 2030by BCornman@MorrisonHershfield.com (Morrison Hershfield) on May 16, 2018 at 6:32 pm
The City of Toronto has updated the Toronto Green Standard (TGS) to include stepped performance targets to approach zero emissions for all new buildings by […]
Energy Retrofits: Upgrade Existing Buildings to Compete with New Constructionby BCornman@MorrisonHershfield.com (Morrison Hershfield) on May 16, 2017 at 9:46 pm
With increasingly stringent codes and standards, new construction projects are progressively becoming more energy efficient. In order to remain competitive […]
How can high-rise buildings meet Net Zero ready standards? Introducing the new Guide to Low Thermal Energy Demandby BCornman@MorrisonHershfield.com (Morrison Hershfield) on April 5, 2018 at 12:50 pm
Building codes and standards in Canada are becoming increasingly progressive, moving toward higher performance standards such as Passive House and Net Zero, in […]