The Samares School Board is the recipient of an Institutional Energy Management award from the Association of Energy Engineers, recognizing the school board as a pioneering leader in energy efficiency and sustainable development. In four project phases, Ecosystem upgraded 80 different schools, which substantially reduced the school board’s energy bills. Greenhouse gas emissions were cut by nearly 5,000 metric tons per year and oil consumption was completely eliminated.
The AEE will present the awards to representatives of the Samares School Board during the 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress in Orlando, Florida on September 30th.
This award honors a project that was designed and implemented by Ecosystem using an integrated approach, wherein Ecosystem’s multidisciplinary project team collaborated directly with client stakeholders. This close partnership led to exceptional results at the Samares School Board. Customized energy efficiency measures were developed by analyzing the buildings and their operating characteristics as a whole. Ecosystem provided guarantees for construction costs, savings, and systems operability. Ecosystem’s compensation was directly tied to project performance, compelling us to meet or surpass the school board’s goals.
The Association of Energy Engineers had previously awarded two prizes, in 2013 and 2014, for a project implemented by Ecosystem at a hospital in New York (Beth Israel Brooklyn). This week, the Montreal Biodôme is also receiving the prestigious International Energy Project of the Year award. With the addition of these two new awards in 2015, Ecosystem’s innovative approach to energy performance has once again been recognized by a leading authority in the energy efficiency sector.