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.
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.
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.
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.”
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 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.
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.
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.
In this short video, Robert Shipley, Associate Vice President of Facilities at Adelphi University, shares his experience balancing a large retrofit project with construction of a new campus building, and describes the challenges of fitting modern technology into a space built in the mid-1900’s. The results of some smart engineering in 2016 are generating significant savings in 2017, giving Bob just a little bit more to work with as he faces his next set of challenges.