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To Reach GHG Emissions Goals, Review the Public Contract Process

October 28, 2021

The Quebec government must adopt a results-based approach to awarding public contracts, which would prioritize energy performance and encourage alignment. This approach is already used in the energy modernization of healthcare and school buildings in Quebec, which has generated strong results in terms of sustainability and greenhouse gas reduction.

Ecosystem Projects Receive Three Awards

September 7, 2021

Ecosystem is proud that two of our projects were recently recognized by ASHRAE and received first place prizes for the Eastern Canada region: The Marguerite-Bourgeoys School Board won first place for Institutional Energy Management in Existing Educational Facilities. Lakeridge Health won first place in the Existing Healthcare Facilities category.

Ahead of the curve – 111 4th Street Coop and Ecosystem

July 22, 2021

Habitat Magazine has profiled an Ecosystem project at 111 4th Street, a 13-story coop building near Union Square. Confronted with issues common to many older buildings – temperature imbalances, aging infrastructure, and looming LL97 fines – the board turned to Ecosystem for help.

Ecosystem Featured in Habitat Magazine

June 14, 2021

Ben Milbank, a senior Project Development Engineer in our New York office, is featured in the June issue of Habitat Magazine. The article is included in their Problem Solvers series, highlighting 21 experts in finance, structure, energy and insurance in the NYC coop space.

Recognition at the Building Energy Challenge 

June 2, 2021

The Building Energy Challenge is a four-year competition whose goal is to reduce energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions in commercial, institutional and multi-residential buildings across Quebec. Each year, BOMA Quebec recognizes the participants with the greatest reductions in energy consumption in their categories.

Meeting tight deadlines at the epicenter of the COVID-19 pandemic

March 25, 2021

In early 2020, the COVID-19 crisis took hold of daily life in New York City, and The Bronx Lebanon Concourse Division Campus Hospital, part of the BronxCare Health system, was designated as a COVID facility. Hospital facilities had to run optimally while it was in crisis mode – but the main cooling tower was in urgent need of replacement.

The NYC Energy Landscape – A Cheat Sheet

February 24, 2021

The energy landscape in New York City is rapidly changing. As part of efforts to increase sustainability and eliminate greenhouse gas emissions, a series of legislative measures were passed that directly affect a majority of buildings. Navigating these new laws can be challenging. At Ecosystem, we are actively helping building owners and managers respond to these new challenges, implementing projects that eliminate fines, improve energy grades, and take advantage of incentive programs to keep costs low. We’ve put together this quick cheat sheet to help you remember some important regulations and how they may impact you and convey this information to your clients.

André-Laurendeau College Wins ASHRAE Award

January 18, 2021

Our project at André-Laurendeau College recently received an ASHRAE Award for Existing Educational Facilities.

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Centre for Sustainable Development Wins ASHRAE Award

January 15, 2021

Even the most sustainable buildings can improve their energy performance. Our project with the Centre for Sustainable Development (Maison du développement durable) in Montreal recently received first place in the ASHRAE Awards for Existing Commercial Buildings Recommissioning – Region II. Thanks to a partnership with Ecosystem, the Centre for Sustainable Development was able to become even more sustainable, reducing its energy use intensity by 35% and its greenhouse gas emissions by 90%.

Innovation at the heart of the UQTR project

November 9, 2020

A focus on delivering outcomes, combined with cutting-edge technological solutions, resulted in a successful deep energy retrofit at the University of Québec in Trois-Rivières (UQTR). This ASHRAE Journal article describes the innovative solutions implemented as part of an integrated design and construction approach, which closes the gaps between design and construction, reducing the risk of costly errors, and guarantees that results are achieved.