André-Laurendeau College Wins ASHRAE Award

January 18, 2021

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

Centre for Sustainable Development

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.

Letter to My 200 Colleagues

July 14, 2020

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’s Response to COVID-19 Outbreak

April 15, 2020

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.” 

Transformational District Energy Upgrade – Dramatic Sustainability Outcomes

February 11, 2020

The University of Quebec in Trois-Rivières (UQTR) was recognized by ASHRAE for a campus-wide upgrade of its energy distribution system.

Big Innovation at a Small Campus Heating Plant

January 27, 2020

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.

Barry Callebaut: Award for Technical Ingenuity Leading to Green and Efficient Processes

January 14, 2020

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.

Cocoa Shells as Fuel: Bioenergy that Boosts Production Capacity

October 1, 2019

Producing hundreds of tons of chocolate each day is energy intensive. The Barry Callebaut factory in Saint-Hyacinthe, Quebec, the largest chocolate factory in North America, recently revamped its systems to cut down on energy use while increasing productivity. The strategy: the cocoa shells that were previously a waste product are now used as a biofuel in the chocolate-making process.

Ecosystem Celebrates International Women in Engineering Day

June 17, 2019

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.