Ecosystem Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

Despite a growing global demand for engineers, the gender gap doesn’t seem to be closing fast enough. In Canada, women currently account for 17.9 percent of engineers and in the US, 14 percent. According to Engineers Canada, “Encouraging and developing women’s interests in engineering begins with programming that engages girls in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) activities at an early age.” This effort should also be bolstered by career management initiatives that help to retain employees and advance their careers. Continuer la lecture “Ecosystem Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day”

Procure for Complete Solutions with an Outcomes-Based Approach

An outcome-based approach to procurement fosters innovation and delivers superior value across multiple outcomes, such as facility condition, sustainability and occupant comfort. Georges Bendavid, Director of Technical Services at the West-Central Montreal Health Center, shares his experience with the implementation at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal. Continuer la lecture “Procure for Complete Solutions with an Outcomes-Based Approach”

Energy Efficiency Adds ROI to Redevelopment

Increasing rental rates underlies the thinking behind redevelopment strategies, but maximizing efficiency contributes directly to ROI — that was one of the findings of a fascinating panel discussion that focused on the strategies that deliver the best risk-adjusted ROI in today’s market, during the Anchin Construction and Development Forum in New York City. Continuer la lecture “Energy Efficiency Adds ROI to Redevelopment”

Mineola Public Schools: A Root-Cause Solution to Long-Term Problems

Although Mineola Public Schools completed two Energy Performance Projects (EPCs), the district had not succeeded in solving key problems. Students and teachers continued to complain about overheating, opening windows even on the coldest days to achieve comfortable classrooms. And maintenance costs were skyrocketing because of the burden of taking care of aging steam systems. Continuer la lecture “Mineola Public Schools: A Root-Cause Solution to Long-Term Problems”

5 minutes with Dr. Nagler from Mineola Public Schools

Mineola School District is using the IEPC approach to convert the steam distribution networks at Hampton Street School, Jackson Avenue School, and the Middle School to hot water networks. This is the first steam-to-hot-water (STHW) conversion project in a NYS school district through an EPC. A hot water network can perform the same heating functions as a steam network but is significantly more efficient and easier to control. Dr. Michael Nagler, Superintendent at Mineola Public Schools, spoke exclusively to Ecosystem’s Ahmed Ibrahim about this groundbreaking project.

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Building Technology: Driving New Revenue and Saving Money with the Latest Innovations

Technological advances have the potential to drive profitability in commercial real estate (CRE) operations, and the multifamily sector is starting to make choices among a range of available solutions. But managers and owners have to build tech strategies that balance innovation against client needs and the demand for meaningful efficiency improvements.

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