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Oct 22, 2015

The Freshwater Fisheries Society of BC (FFSBC) was established over a decade ago as an independent non-profit organization with a mandate to conserve and enhance the freshwater fish resources of B.C. for the benefit of the public.

Sep 28, 2015

We are pleased to welcome Brenda Scott as a new member of our Energy Team. Brenda has a Bachelor’s degree in Mechanical Engineering and started her professional career providing government funded energy audits for industrial companies while finishing her MBA in Guadalupe, Mexico.

Jun 12, 2015

Andrew Munro, Senior Electrical Designer at Prism Engineering, is the proud recipient of two awards from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES) this month: Illumination Awards of Merit for Lighting Control Innovation and Energy & Environmental Lighting Design. 

Jun 1, 2015

This year marks 25 years of business in BC for Prism Engineering. We are grateful to everyone that has played a role in building our business to where it is today. To our clients, staff, suppliers and contractors – thank you!  We could not have come this far without you. 

On May 7th, over 100 of our clients, staff and collaborators came together in Downtown Vancouver to celebrate this special milestone with an evening filled with food, drinks and reflections on building a company from the ground up.

Apr 27, 2015

Prism Engineering, under contract from NRCan, began delivering a two-day customized Dollar to $ense workshop across Alberta this month.  The workshop was designed with specific industry needs in mind, and includes examples of energy reports, FDD (fault detection) opportunities and case studies relevant for different audiences.  Workshop topics included Energy Rates, Spot the Energy Opportunities, Energy Monitoring, and Recommissioning (RCx).

Mar 18, 2015

We are pleased to welcome Baki Cvijetinovic as a new member to our Mechanical Team. Baki brings a strong background in mechanical design and implementation of plumbing, fire protection and HVAC systems as well as boiler and chiller plants retrofits.  He has worked on a full range of residential, commercial, and institutional projects for both the private and public sectors.  His design expertise is complemented with experience in project management, site supervision an

Mar 18, 2015

Mining operations are big energy users and mine operators can have significant impacts on how energy efficiently materials are processed. That’s why Prism Engineering has been working with Andrew Cooper, Energy Specialist at New Gold’s New Afton Mine to develop a comprehensive Energy + Engagement Action Plan for the Kamloops mine.

Feb 26, 2015

For several years, the BC Electrical Association has been offering a Basic Electricity course, led by industry professionals, to give entry level electrical knowledge and a broad overview of electricity and systems to new and junior employees working within the electrical industry.

Feb 8, 2015

Prism has been providing engineering services for BCIT for many years and as a part of BC Hydro’s Workplace Conservation Awareness program, our team has been supporting their goal of further embedding energy conservation into the culture of BCIT.

Dec 1, 2014

Prism and the PUMA team are excited to announce a new partnership with ENERGY STAR, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) program that helps businesses and individuals across North America to leverage energy efficiency.

Oct 1, 2014

Vancouver Community College (VCC) is walking the talk when it comes to adopting environmentally sustainable practices. Committed to reducing their environmental impact, VCC has been working with Prism since 2013 through the BC Hydro Energy Manager program to reduce the amount of energy used on both campuses.

Sep 1, 2014

At Prism, we think about Strategic Energy Management as a holistic approach to managing energy in your organization. Managing energy successfully in an organization goes beyond simply knowing which equipment to buy and how to properly set controls. Instead, effectively managing the energy performance of BC's facilities requires thinking holistically about the organizational, technical and behavioural aspects of energy management.

Aug 1, 2014

New Gold’s New Afton Mine is a gold and copper mine located near Kamloops, BC. As with all mining operations, the site is large, with many buildings and structures located throughout. When New Gold approached Prism to design a lighting system for an occasional-use warehouse located away from the electrical distribution system, it was an opportunity to think outside the box.

Jul 1, 2014

Congratulations are in order for Stephen Kooiman, Mechanical Engineer at Prism Engineering, who has recently been elected as the new President of BC’s ASHRAE chapter.

Jun 1, 2014

Optimizing the existing heating, ventilation, air conditioning and lighting systems was no small undertaking given the variety of equipment and controls at Langara. To tackle the challenge, Langara joined BC Hydro’s Continuous Optimization program (COp) in 2009, which has helped to identify issues and implement projects that improve building energy efficiency.

May 1, 2014

"With maximum efficiency ratings in the range of 96%, condensing boilers are becoming a popular choice for building owners looking for improved energy efficiency, reduced operating cost and lower GHG emissions. Many owners, however, are not aware of the technology behind condensing boilers and the conditions required for achieving their rated efficiency. Mismatching the boiler with the heating system requirements can result in operating conditions that do not achieve the potential of condensing boilers."

Apr 1, 2014

Our focus at Prism is primarily on the energy consumed in buildings and other facilities, but agriculture makes up another big piece of the energy pie. Eating more locally and seasonally is one small way we can reduce our footprint and the greenhouse gas emissions associated with getting food from farm to plate across the globe.

Mar 1, 2014

Successful energy management programs empower peers to conserve energy. That’s why Prism has been working with the Hyatt Regency Hotel, as a part of BC Hydro’s Workplace Conservation Awareness program, to help envision and execute an engagement strategy that encourages hotel staff to integrate energy conservation practices into their work. 

Feb 1, 2014

Good lighting design requires an artful blend of cutting-edge lighting technology, knowledge of green building certifications, and to top it off an understanding of the specifics of provincial and city building and energy codes We pride ourselves in working with our clients to translate innovative architectural and abstract conceptual designs into practical and cost effective installations.

Jan 1, 2014

We are ushering in the new year by celebrating the opening of a second Prism office in Nelson, BC. Nelson is a prime location to continue providing engineering consulting services to South-eastern BC and Alberta. From our new Kootenay location, we will continue to work collaboratively with our clients to improve facility performance through building system upgrades, execute energy management programs, monitor results for continuous improvement and engage people to achieve operational and cultural change.

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