Commercial building owners and managers will spend an estimated $960 billion globally on upgrading infrastructure for greater energy efficiency between 2015 and 2023, according to the U.S. Green Building Council. And some of the best of these projects in the US – including Ecosystem clients — are benefitting from a great source of financial assistance. Continuer la lecture “Grow Your Bottom Line with Energy Efficiency Incentives”
Energy has its costs. And those costs can be substantial. According to the U.S. Department of Energy, commercial buildings in the U.S. alone spend in excess of US $132 billion annually on energy. DOE notes that as much as a third of that energy is wasted. Continuer la lecture “Five Financial Reasons to Consider Energy Efficiency Upgrades in Your Commercial Buildings”
On Ecosystem’s projects, collaboration and teamwork can be found everywhere, from construction sites to picnic sites.
Continuer la lecture “Celebrating Teamwork at Saint-François d’Assise Hospital”
The TowerWise Retrofit Project is off to a great start with the successful installation of 1,200 low-flow toilets at seven TCHC multi-residential buildings. This is the first of many upgrades to help the buildings save water and reduce energy consumption. The project has the ambitious goals of reducing energy consumption by 20% and lowering greenhouse gas emissions by 30%. Continuer la lecture “Construction Kicks Off at Seven TCHC Buildings”
Ecosystem colleagues from the Toronto office volunteered at Ronald McDonald Houses Canada (RMHC) to make dinner for 80 families. The event was organized by Guillaume Lavallée, Ecosystem’s project director, to highlight the importance of community service at Ecosystem. Continuer la lecture “Ecosystem employees cook dinner for 80 families at Ronald McDonald House Toronto”
A 1,000 km bike relay is a bit like a routine workout for Ecosystem’s president Andre Rochette: “It’s not the physical challenge that appeals to me, it’s the adventure”. The Grand Défi Pierre Lavoie (GDPL), taking place from June 16-19, brings together teams of cyclists from across Quebec who cover 1,000 km in 60 hours. This year’s twist: instead of being exclusive to experienced cyclists, teams are encouraged to have one or more riders who are getting back into shape. Enter Valerie and André-Benoit, Ecosystem’s neophyte cyclists who are taking on a major challenge. Continuer la lecture “A Challenge for Some, An Adventure for Others”
While many New York institutions have made the decision to invest in combined heat and power (CHP), others hesitate, despite the profusion of public money available to support on-site generation. Experts on two panels will discuss the history and future of CHP in New York State, and the diverse reasons institutions have decided both for and against implementation. Continuer la lecture “Is Combined Heat and Power the Answer?”