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.

Adelphi University-Ecosystem Cogen Project Wins AEE Recognition

June 14, 2019

The Long Island chapter of the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE-LI) presented a chapter award for Energy Project of the Year 2019 to the Adelphi University cogeneration project, which was designed and implemented by Ecosystem Energy Services.

Procure for Complete Solutions with an Outcomes-Based Approach

June 10, 2019

An outcome-based approach to procurement fosters innovation and delivers superior value across multiple outcomes, such as facility condition, sustainability and occupant comfort. Georges Bendavid, Director of Technical Services at the West-Central Montreal Health Center, shares his experience with the implementation at the Jewish General Hospital in Montreal.

RCC Students use Ecosystem Project to Learn Green Building Principles

April 29, 2019

Ecosystem’s energy efficiency project at Rockland Community College is achieving more than energy savings and reduced greenhouse gas emissions – it is also serving as a live learning opportunity for students at the college.

Energy Efficiency Adds ROI to Redevelopment

March 11, 2019

Increasing rental rates underlies the thinking behind redevelopment strategies, but maximizing efficiency contributes directly to ROI — that was one of the findings of a fascinating panel discussion that focused on the strategies that deliver the best risk-adjusted ROI in today’s market, during the Anchin Construction and Development Forum in New York City.

Mineola Public Schools: A Root-Cause Solution to Long-Term Problems

February 7, 2019

Although Mineola Public Schools completed two Energy Performance Projects (EPCs), the district had not succeeded in solving key problems. Students and teachers continued to complain about overheating, opening windows even on the coldest days to achieve comfortable classrooms. And maintenance costs were skyrocketing because of the burden of taking care of aging steam systems.