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 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.
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%.
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.
For Ecosystem, and especially for our team in Human Resources, reaching the round number of 200 employees was an incredible milestone. For the occasion, Michelle Bellerose, Senior Director, Talent and Culture at Ecosystem, addressed this letter to all her colleagues. This letter was shared on LinkedIn.
Ecosystem takes the health and safety of its employees and partners very seriously. We are closely monitoring the spread of COVID-19 and have a Response Team working around the clock to ensure that we react quickly as the situation escalates and do our part to “flatten the curve.”
The University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières (UQTR) was recognized by ASHRAE for a campus-wide upgrade of its energy distribution system.
District Energy Magazine featured Adelphi University’s ambitious asset renewal and energy resiliency project, which not only achieved its efficiency objectives but also its targeted business and sustainability outcomes. With its natural gas reciprocating CHP plant, Adelphi has cut electric consumption and increased resiliency, while generating positive cash flow for future infrastructure spending.
On January 13, 2020, Barry Callebaut received the prestigious ASHRAE Technology Award for improving their factory’s performance and environmental impact through an outstanding use of green tech.