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Posted on September 1, 2017

Research + Education

Net-zero is typically defined as a building that produces as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis. However, this definition can vary by project and is subject to more questions: Is renewable energy production on-site or off-site? How does it consider efficiency versus renewables? Does net-zero hinge on the building’s size, location, and […]

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Posted on November 10, 2016

New Construction

“So, what’s next?” This question has been posed to me not once, but twice over the last few weeks—both times by clients. It’s the type of question that can make you freeze up as you rack your brain and hope that you can answer with something profound and interesting. It isn’t an easy question to […]

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Posted on August 5, 2016

New Construction

In the simplest terms, building airtightness refers to a building’s resistance to air leakage—air flowing both in and out of the building—through areas of the building enclosure not intended to allow air flow. The idea of air entering or exiting a building may not seem like cause for concern, but in reality, airtightness is an […]

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Posted on June 3, 2016

RDH News

It’s no secret that improving your company’s triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) can be a challenge. At RDH, we believe that the path to reducing our carbon footprint begins with regular measurement of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With the help of Climate Smart, we’ve been taking inventory of our GHG emissions, tracking […]

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Posted on January 14, 2015

Existing Buildings

There is a ‘glass half-full’ perspective worth considering: upgrades that increase the market value and desirability of your building(s) (to both prospective purchasers and tenants), grow your equity, and improve aesthetics and tenant comfort also tend to improve its energy performance.

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Posted on December 10, 2014

Existing Buildings

How can governments and consumer associations transform the market so that we can achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gases from buildings, while making buildings more affordable and creating thousands of jobs?  

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Posted on September 1, 2017

Research + Education

Net-zero is typically defined as a building that produces as much energy as it consumes on an annual basis. However, this definition can vary by project and is subject to more questions: Is renewable energy production on-site or off-site? How does it consider efficiency versus renewables? Does net-zero hinge on the building’s size, location, and […]

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Posted on November 10, 2016

New Construction

“So, what’s next?” This question has been posed to me not once, but twice over the last few weeks—both times by clients. It’s the type of question that can make you freeze up as you rack your brain and hope that you can answer with something profound and interesting. It isn’t an easy question to […]

More+

Posted on August 5, 2016

New Construction

In the simplest terms, building airtightness refers to a building’s resistance to air leakage—air flowing both in and out of the building—through areas of the building enclosure not intended to allow air flow. The idea of air entering or exiting a building may not seem like cause for concern, but in reality, airtightness is an […]

More+

Posted on June 3, 2016

RDH News

It’s no secret that improving your company’s triple bottom line (environmental, social, and economic) can be a challenge. At RDH, we believe that the path to reducing our carbon footprint begins with regular measurement of our greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. With the help of Climate Smart, we’ve been taking inventory of our GHG emissions, tracking […]

More+

Posted on January 14, 2015

Existing Buildings

There is a ‘glass half-full’ perspective worth considering: upgrades that increase the market value and desirability of your building(s) (to both prospective purchasers and tenants), grow your equity, and improve aesthetics and tenant comfort also tend to improve its energy performance.

More+

Posted on December 10, 2014

Existing Buildings

How can governments and consumer associations transform the market so that we can achieve deep reductions in greenhouse gases from buildings, while making buildings more affordable and creating thousands of jobs?  

More+