Deep Energy Retrofits the Way to Put “Conservation First” in Ontario

Ecosystem recently responded to the Ontario Ministry of Energy’s call for consultations on its vision of “Conservation First”. In the response, Ecosystem recommended that the Ontario Ministry of Energy refocus on buildings since they consume up to 40% of all energy, contribute up to 30% of global annual greenhouse gas emissions and offer great energy conservation potential. Whole-building (“deep energy”) retrofits unlock this potential by drastically reducing energy consumption and offer several benefits for building owners looking to capitalize on their investment.

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Beth Israel Brooklyn hospital is NY-AEE’s “Energy Project of the Year”

The energy efficiency project at Continuum Health – Beth Israel Brooklyn has been named Energy Project of the Year by the AEE New York City chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (NY-AEE).

The Energy Project of the Year honors an innovative energy management project that can be substantiated with actual installation costs and operating savings. This award was presented to Continuum Heath on June 18 at AEE’s Annual Award Gala in New York City.

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Montreal Biodôme Retrofit on the Cover of ASHRAE Journal

Ecosystem’s retrofit of the Montreal Biodôme is the cover story of the April edition of the ASHRAE journal, the international publication of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air Conditioning Engineers.

Click here to read the accompanying case study of the $8.1 million deep energy retrofit that cut the Biodôme’s energy costs by 52% and greenhouse gas emissions by 80%.

7100 Boulevard Jean-Talon Est Becomes Ultra Efficient

An office block in Montreal belonging to Landmark Properties Inc. is about to have quite the makeover. Ecosystem solutions are slashing operating costs by 31%, all while updating the building’s mechanical and electrical equipment. Built in 1991, the building is 171,000 square feet over 12 floors.

Andre Rochette Wins Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Quebec Service Business Category

On October 25, Ecosystem’s president and C.E.O. was presented with his award at the annual black-tie gala honouring “game-changing entrepreneurs.”

“Ernst & Young is doing such important work by encouraging entrepreneurship, one of Canada’s most important natural resources,” said Andre Rochette during his acceptance speech. “It’s especially critical in the field of building energy efficiency. North Americans need to catch up to the Europeans—the economic, employment, health and environmental benefits are too good to pass up.”

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