Energy Upgrades In 2001, with the guidance and support of Prism Engineering, BCIT began an ambitious initiative to improve energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas emissions from more than 1.6 million sqft of facilities contained in 55 buildings on its Burnaby Campus.
Energy Manager In 2003, Langara was looking for someone to fill the role of Energy Manager under BC Hydro's Energy Manager program to help identify energy efficiency solutions, manage the implementation of energy-saving projects and help foster a culture of energy conservation on campus.
Energy Audit of Mechanical Systems. SFU had dealt extensively with Prism over the years on energy measures, including action plans, lighting upgrades, chilled water retrofits, NRCan incentive applications and training of facilities staff. When it needed mechanical auditing services to better understand and deal with the energy use at these five key campus facilities, the university again turned to Prism.
Energy Audit of Lighting Systems. UBC had pledged to reduce campus energy consumption. Most of the facilities in question were built between the early 1920s and mid-1980s, presenting a wide variety of issues. Additionally, some of the buildings were designated heritage sites, and any retrofit had to ensure that these sites retained their original character.
Comprehensive Energy Audit. In 2002, due to retrofits carried out, a relatively new building stock, mild weather conditions, low utility rates and progressive operating procedures, UFV had one of the lowest unit energy costs relative to all colleges in Canada. Prism was again brought in to look for ways to further improve efficiencies for this early adopter of energy management.