The Montreal Biodôme is receiving the International Energy Project of the Year award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE), recognizing exceptional energy efficiency upgrades. This project was designed and delivered by Ecosystem. The AEE will present the award to representatives of the Biodôme during the 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress in Orlando, Florida on September 30th.
The project features a heat recovery system and an innovative open-loop geothermal system—one of the largest of its kind in Canada—which are meeting 100% of the Biodôme’s heating and cooling needs. The project performed above and beyond initial expectations, surpassing savings targets by 39%. The Biodôme project is described in further detail in the following video:
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 Biodôme. 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 client 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). With the addition of this new award in 2015, Ecosystem’s innovative approach to energy performance has once again been recognized by a leading authority in the energy efficiency sector.