MATCHBOX is an energy calculation tool which offers a basis for communication between design consultants throughout the design process. MATCHBOX enables systematic analysis of critical building energy flows related to climate, occupancy, envelope, and building orientation. MATCHBOX does not create the design, or prescribe design solutions, but by quickly and simply quantifying, graphing, and tracking the energy effects of design decisions, it can give building designers a clear, quick measure of the energy consequences of fundamental design decisions. MATCHBOX was developed to enable the delivery of net-zero and regenerative buildings, by enabling designers to visualize and track the energy effects of their decisions from the initial stages of design to completion.
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Richard Kroeker BES, AA dip, ARUK, Professor Emeritus

Richard Kroeker is a registered Architect and past Director at Dalhousie School of Architecture. He has been visiting architect and guest lecturer at a number of International Universities. Awards for teaching and practice include: Dalhousie University Senate Environment Award, Design Exchange Gold Medal for best Canadian cultural/commercial building of the year, Nova Scotia Lieutenant Governor's Masterwork Award, Erich Schelling Medal in Architecture, Chicago Athenaeum International Building of the year award. Richard's current work in architecture and teaching focuses on sustainability in response to cultural, environmental and economic issues

Trevor Butler PEng CEng MSt (Cantab) LEED AP BD+C

Trevor Butler has over 20 years experience as an Architectural Engineer providing professional Mechanical and Civil Engineering input to a wide range of international projects. His work is characterized by a strong track record in the implementation of integrated sustainable design solutions that are delivered through am interdisciplinary approach. His recent work includes large scale Carbon-Neutral district energy and wastewater systems and detailed technical reports for the UNDP. He has been invited as guest lecturer at several leading universities and was appointed as Adjunct Professor at Dalhousie in 2001, where he began working with Richard Kroeker. He was voted the Sustainability Champion by the UK construction industry and is currently completing his PhD in sustainable building technology.