Cost-effective upgrades, dramatic results: Olympic Park reduces operating costs by 30% and greenhouse gas emissions by 57%.
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.
Montreal’s Olympic Park and Trois-Rivières University (UQTR) were both recipients of awards from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE). Presented in October 2018 in conjunction with the World Energy Engineering Congress, these awards recognize excellence and innovation in energy projects. Ecosystem is proud to have contributed to these achievements.
Historically, steam has always been easier to produce than electricity — burning fuel to evaporate water is much simpler than exciting electrons. For this reason, most buildings built at the beginning of the 20th century were developed around steam distribution. Today, many university campuses are a testimony to this heritage.
Updated ENERGY STAR scores were released on August 26, after a long-overdue revision of the scoring baseline. For many real estate sectors, the current 2003 data set used for benchmarking was replaced by a 2012 set that reflects the fact that buildings have steadily become more energy efficient. For NYC buildings, the new scores are doubly significant. Local Law 33 mandates that the ENERGY STAR score will be the basis of the NYC letter grade, which will be posted by every entrance from 2020.
Les Cours Mont-Royal, an upscale shopping center in downtown Montreal, turned an asset renewal project into an opportunity to improve their financial, operational, and environmental performance. Their bold approach to upgrading their infrastructure was recently recognized with an Energia award from AQME, the Quebec Association for Energy Management.
Building owners and managers in NYC are scrambling to prepare for the new energy efficiency letter grades – but ENERGY STAR, the scoring metric used to determine the letter grade, is changing and many scores are likely to fall.
Ecosystem’s energy efficiency project at Rockland Community College (RCC) took center stage when the State University of New York (SUNY) chancellor Dr. Kristina M. Johnson made her first visit to the campus since her appointment last September.
In the drive to create effective enrollment strategies, community college administrators recognize that their facilities can be an asset in attracting and keeping students – but funding campus improvements is a challenge. An energy performance contract (EPC) may offer you just what you need in today’s competitive environment.