Adelphi University, located in the heart of New York State, reaffirms its status as a leader in campus sustainability. The University has embarked on an ambitious energy efficiency project that generates $1.6 million in energy savings and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by 4,600 metric tons per year. Ecosystem is the engineering firm leading the project, which includes major upgrades to the campus’ mechanical infrastructure and the installation of a Combined Heat and Power (CHP) plant that will produce heat and electricity.
Ecosystem is proud to offer a scholarship to students enrolled in the mechanical engineering program at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières. This scholarship rewards academic excellence, as well as student commitment and innovation—two of Ecosystem’s core values. Ecosystem implemented an energy efficiency project at the Cégep de Trois-Rivières which generates annual energy savings of $270,000, and the scholarship program is part of our continued collaboration with the Cégep.
André Rochette, Ecosystem’s president and founder, will participate in the consultation on energy efficiency and innovation that will lead to the development of Quebec’s new energy policy. As a recognized expert in energy efficiency in buildings, André Rochette was invited to contribute to the discussion by Minister Pierre Arcand from the Ministère de l’Énergie et des Ressources Naturelles (MERN). Continuer la lecture “Quebec Energy Policy: Ecosystem Consulted”
For the first time, a hospital in Quebec was able to completely forgo its costly steam system, a new achievement for Ecosystem’s engineers. When improving energy efficiency in health care environments, we always set our sights high when scaling down steam systems, though it’s rarely possible to reach this 100% ideal. At the hospital in Maniwaki, the circumstances were in our favor: the architecture, budget, and technical potential were all aligned to make this conversion possible.
Mount Sinai Beth Israel Hospital wins the 2014 Energy Project of the Year – Region 1 Award. Ecosystem, the design-build partner for the project, is proud to accept this award on our client’s behalf at the World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) in Washington, DC. This award, organized by the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), celebrates innovative energy management projects that can be substantiated with actual installation costs and operating savings.
André Rochette, President and founder of Ecosystem, yesterday met with Patrick Foye, Executive Director of the Port Authority of New York & New Jersey, to present the Quebec model for improving energy efficiency in buildings. The meeting took place in New York City, in the Freedom Tower of the World Trade Center, on the margins of the UN Climate Summit. Quebec’s Premier Philippe Couillard, advocated on behalf of Quebec’s environmental initiatives to representatives of the PANYNJ and the Quebec Government Office in New York.
A study recently published by the World Bank demonstrates that taking action against climate change has major socioeconomic benefits. Adopting pro-environmental policies can boost the economy, create jobs, ensure continued growth, increase competitiveness, as well as save lives and slow down climate change. For André Rochette, the president and founder of Ecosystem, this comes as no surprise. “For 20 years we’ve developed our business on the principle that the environment is good for the economy.”
In partnership with the Consulate General of Canada in New York City and Green Light New York, Ecosystem Energy Services hosted a round table earlier this week to discuss ways to overcomechallenges in current building retrofit practices, with special focus on the Integrated Energy Performance Contracting (IEPC) model. The round table was centered on a white paper entitled Integrated Energy Performance Contracting (IEPC) in Building Retrofit Projects, which showcases the benefits of the IEPC model and includes case studies and insights derived from Ecosystem’s two decades of hands-on experience in deep energy retrofits.
Modernization work begun at Bronx-Lebanon Hospital in 2013 has just been completed by our New York team. The 447,195 ft2 building with close to 1,000 beds now has three high-efficiency chillers to help ensure optimal comfort for patients and staff. To house all this equipment (total capacity weighs in at 1,500 tons), Ecosystem needed to build a two-story mechanical room, a change to the building’s structure designed to be as unobtrusive as possible. All work was carried out without affecting hospital operations—no mean feat considering most work was done during the hottest period of the year!
Ecosystem is proud to announce that one of its clients, Lakeridge Health, has received the Green Hospital of the Year Award. Lakeridge Health’s energy efficiency project was named first of the five finalists in their category during the Green Health Care Awards. This event, sponsored by the Ontario Hospital Association, recognizes leadership and excellence in reducing health care’s environmental impact.