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SUNY Chancellor visits Ecosystem project at Rockland Community College

April 10, 2018

Ecosystem’s energy efficiency project at Rockland Community College (RCC) took center stage when the State University of New York (SUNY) chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson made her first visit to the campus since her appointment last September.

Innovative Projects Bring Community Colleges a Competitive Edge

February 27, 2018

In the drive to create effective enrollment strategies, community college administrators recognize that their facilities can be an asset in attracting and keeping students – but funding campus improvements is a challenge. An energy performance contract (EPC) may offer you just what you need in today’s competitive environment.

Bard College Partners with Ecosystem to Reach their Energy and Environmental Goals

February 9, 2018

Ecosystem believes in producing Campus Energy Master Plans that are specific and actionable and lay out a clear roadmap to achieving a college’s goals. We’ll be working with Bard College to develop a strategy for achieving the college’s goals of campus net zero energy and carbon neutrality by 2035.

Ecosystem Speaks: At The Energy Gang Live Podcast

February 2, 2018

A team from Ecosystem’s NYC office attended a live taping of The Energy Gang podcast. One of our engineers, Matthew Sheridan, had some questions for the panel, and he discusses the experience.

ASHRAE Recognizes Ecosystem Project at Quebec Hospital Network

January 12, 2018

It’s a great start to 2018 for the energy performance project at Quebec University Hospital Center– Laval University (CHU). The project was named top in Region II (Toronto East, Quebec, and the Maritime Provinces) by The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) and was also awarded honorable mention by ASHRAE International in the Healthcare Establishments – Existing Buildings category.

ERAPPA Speakers Address Rising Campus Energy Costs

December 1, 2017

Educational facilities across North America are looking to reduce both energy spend and emissions, with carbon targets of 50% reduction by 2030 or even sooner. At the same time, both public and private institutions must balance the desire to be environmental leaders with the realities of an ageing campus infrastructure that limits what they can reasonably be invested in efforts to go “green.”

A New Accolade for CHU in Quebec City

September 29, 2017

On September 18, the Quebec City University Hospital Center (CHU) received further recognition for its energy efficiency improvements. This distinction—the Wayne McLellan Award from the Canadian Healthcare Engineering Society (CHES)—comes on the heels of an award received earlier this year.

Two of Ecosystem’s specialists at the WEEC

September 22, 2017

Two of Ecosystem’s NYC-based engineers are going to be speaking at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Atlanta this September. The largest energy conference and technology expo in the US for business, industrial, and institutional energy users, WEEC brings together experts focused on energy efficiency, optimization, and sustainability.

Toward Net-Zero Universities

August 15, 2017

How Steam to Hot Water Conversion and Other Transformational Changes Lead the Way. University campuses across North America are pursuing ambitious plans for sustainable energy supply, motivated by a desire not just to lower costs but also to achieve meaningful reductions in greenhouse gas emissions. After capturing “low-hanging fruit,” such as lighting upgrades, many are seeking deeper, transformational energy retrofits, including steam to hot water conversion, electrification of heating, heat recovery technologies, and renewables. These changes were the subject of a roundtable discussion hosted by Ecosystem Energy Services at the APPA conference in San Francisco this July.

CAE and CHU: Two Winning Projects

June 7, 2017

A double win for Ecosystem! Our projects at CAE and the Quebec City University Hospital Center (CHU) both received 2017 Energia awards. Recognizing best practices and excellence in energy efficiency, the Energia awards are conferred by AQME, Quebec’s association for energy management.