Thinking Outside the Box: Asset Renewal and Resiliency

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. Continuer la lecture “Thinking Outside the Box: Asset Renewal and Resiliency”

The CFO Perspective on Campus Energy Efficiency

We all strive to do more with less to improve our schools’ learning environments and to keep abreast of commitments to a sustainable future. In this short video, Timothy Burton, Senior Vice President of Finance at Adelphi University shares his best practices for financing an energy savings project and how to avoid a common pitfall when working with ESCOs. By analyzing different offers, Tim was able to turn a large project with 15-year payback to one that starts generating savings for Adelphi in year eight and is cash-neutral almost from day one. Continuer la lecture “The CFO Perspective on Campus Energy Efficiency”

Holiday Checklist for BAS

It’s almost the most wonderful time of the year, with the kids looking forward to receiving presents and being out of school. If you are a facility operator or a controls technician for a school board, however, you probably are planning the best way to shut down the schools’ building automation system (BAS) during the two-week period.

We asked our resident BAS experts for their advice, and here is the checklist of how to prepare the shut-down. Continuer la lecture “Holiday Checklist for BAS”

Lakeridge Health Energy Retrofit Project on Video

Lakeridge Health found an innovative way to finance major asset renewal and energy infrastructure improvements. The project helps the hospital save $1.3 million annually (guaranteed by Ecosystem for 5 years) and reduces greenhouse gas emissions by more than 2,000 metric tons.

 

38% Energy Use Reduction Planned for l’Or-et-des-Bois School Board

The administration of the l’Or-et-des-Bois School Board (CSOB) recently decided to green their schools through an extensive energy savings project in 23 buildings, carried out in partnership with Ecosystem. This initiative will dramatically improve the energy performance of the CSOB’s aging building stock. Each year, 1418 metric tons of CO2 emissions will be avoided through improved fossil fuel management. The project also provides the opportunity to remove energy-intensive steam equipment and replace boilers that have reached the end of their useful lives. Continuer la lecture “38% Energy Use Reduction Planned for l’Or-et-des-Bois School Board”

Interview with CAE’s David Héon

In 2016, energy efficiency and industrial production go hand in hand. CAE has demonstrated this with an Integrated Energy Performance Contracting (IEPC) project, which proved to be an excellent investment for its flight simulator factory. The results speak for themselves: recipient of CIPEC’s Leadership Award, a 30% energy bill reduction, simpler maintenance, increased comfort, and so on. In order to better explain the benefits and advantages of this integrated project, we’ve gone to the source—the man who propelled this project from the inside, David Héon: CAE’s Manager of Facility Services / Health, Safety and Environment. Olivier Matte, Ecosystem’s Training and Awareness Coordinator, had the honor of speaking with him. Continuer la lecture “Interview with CAE’s David Héon”

Ecosystem Engineer Named AEE Young Energy Professional of the Year

Ecosystem Energy Services is very proud to announce that design engineer Jean-Philippe “JP” Drouin has been awarded Young Energy Professional of the Year 2016 by the US Association of Energy Engineers. The honor was presented to him at the World Energy Engineering Conference in Washington DC on September 21. Continuer la lecture “Ecosystem Engineer Named AEE Young Energy Professional of the Year”

Ecosystem partners with William Floyd School District on $22M contract

Ecosystem is the successful bidder of a Request for Proposals (RFP) with the William Floyd School District (WFSD) in Long Island, New York. The district’s board has given approval for Ecosystem to move forward with a comprehensive energy audit and design that will confirm the project scope. Continuer la lecture “Ecosystem partners with William Floyd School District on $22M contract”