Renovation2050 Established as a Research House

In 2010, RRCL designed and constructed Renovation2050 in collaboration with the Sustainable Buildings Group in the Department of Architectural Science at Ryerson University.

Over the past 4 years, a number of research projects have been completed.  The research scope ranges from a material level (e.g. historic brick durability) to the building level.  RRCL has been an intricate part of the research, coupling these young researchers with field experience opportunity and related projects.

RRCL invites you to visit the Reno2050 website for more information.

EnergyPlus for Houses Workshop

RRCL is proud to present the  EnergyPlus for Houses workshop taking place at Ryerson University in downtown Toronto.

Following the successful EnergyPlus Workshop at Ryerson University in January 2013, the need for a specific workshop to model single family residential buildings using EPlus was identified for many participants.
June 19th, 20th and 21st.
The  workshop will be a hands on workshop with more time focussed on completing a model of a single family residential house and all the major issues/aspects supporting this goal.
1. Basics & Overview
2. Infiltration
3. Ground Heat Transfer
4. Window modelling
5. Ventilation & Airflow
6. Typical Residential Mechanical systems – baseboard heater, furnace, heat pump, HRV
The instructor will be my former graduate student, Mr. Hayes Zirnhelt.  He completed an extensive EPlus model on NRC’s CCHT Twin Houses and has become extremely experienced in modelling houses in Energy Plus.

Visit our store to register for the workshops.

2012 THERM/WUFI Workshops are tremendous successes

RRCL is pleased to report the 1st THERM/WUFI Workshop series to be a tremendous success!

11 participants from both industry and academia attended the workshops in May 2012 at Ryerson University.

Praise for the Workshops…

“These workshops proved invaluable to both my architectural science education and future career” – S. Biersteker (current undergraduate student)

“Russell taught both programs with an excellent balance of technical rigour and hands-on application” – E. Song (current undergraduate student)

“This course is a must for all practicing building scientists” – B. Hartogsveld (project manager)

As an expert user of THERM, Russell provided the instruction and know-how to strengthen my knowledge and use of the program” – N. Pearson (consultant)

Snapshots from the Workshops…


The "graduating" class of the May 2012 Workshops

Day 1 - Getting Ready to Start

Teaching Psi Factor Boundary Conditions

View of the Classroom

Russell Introducing the Next Topic