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.
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.
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.
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.
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.