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Our Earth Day Announcement

April 20, 2022

In recognition of Earth Day, we are reaffirming our unwavering commitment to the energy transition. At Ecosystem, this commitment is much more than a policy statement from the top. Rather, it defines the way we serve our clients, permeating what we think, what we do, and how we do it.

Quebec already has what it needs to reduce fossil fuels consumption

April 19, 2022

The recent releases of the latest Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) report and the federal government’s 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan have discouraged many people. In Quebec, however, it is already possible to considerably reduce the consumption of fossil fuels and energy waste. 

The Disconnect Between Energy Letter Grades and Carbon Emissions

April 13, 2022

Why don’t energy letter grades always correlate with a building’s carbon emissions? Ecosystem’s Ben Milbank recently spoke with Habitat Magazine about this disconnect, referring to a recent project in Union Square in New York City. 

Ecosystem Accepted into NYC Accelerator Program

March 7, 2022

Ecosystem is proud to be accepted into the NYC Accelerator’s Service Provider Program. Launched by the Mayor’s Office of Climate and Sustainability, this program works with thousands of buildings across the city to lower carbon emissions. It connects building owners with vetted experts like Ecosystem to provide free technical guidance to achieve their energy goals, control costs, boost building performance, and meet local law compliance. 

Ecosystem Presents at CampusEnergy 2022

March 1, 2022

Ecosystem projects were highlighted at two separate sessions last month at the International District Energy Association’s CampusEnergy 2022 Conference in Boston. The path to net zero or carbon neutrality was featured prominently. 

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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.