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Oct 4, 2019

In 2015, the City of Vancouver enlisted Prism Engineering to conduct recommissioning investigation studies for six of their community centres, City of Vancouver’s top greenhouse gas emitters. 

Oct 2, 2019

We're honoured to be among the 436,000 Canadians working in energy efficiency today! Here's to taking steps toward energy efficiency year-round with a short video on why having an impact is one of our core values. Read about what it's like to pursue a career in energy efficiency and sign up for our email list to receive our quarterly newsletter.

Sep 25, 2019

Engineering is a constantly evolving field and, thankfully, it continues to draw in amazing people who care about having an impact. We caught up with three members of our Energy Team about why they chose to pursue a career in energy efficiency, and some of the experiences that shaped their interests along the way.

Jul 31, 2019

Prism’s Sustainability Team works alongside our engineering teams to help our clients create a greener, more energy efficient world.  Our Sustainability Team focuses on helping organizations take action to address climate change and the environmental and social impacts of running a business or organization in BC.

Jul 31, 2019

Since our founding in 1990, Prism Engineering has considered utility analysis as one of the key fundamental cornerstones of having a successful energy management program. It began for us with our first 40-building benchmarking study of downtown Vancouver office buildings for the Energy Management Task Force.  It continued as we developed databases to track and analyze energy consumption and carbon emissions at Vancity Savings facilities.

Jul 25, 2019

As we celebrate Prism’s Senior Electrical Designer Andrew Munro’s 25th year at Prism, we sit down with him to reflect on some of his favourite projects, and why good lighting makes a difference.

Lighting is often something that many of us take for granted day to day, but Andrew emphasizes that it’s not just about seeing what’s in front of you. “With good lighting you can make a space more comfortable and welcoming, and really impact how people feel in and about the space,” he explains.

Jun 15, 2019

Now in it's 8th year, Prism's humble garden is a gathering place for outdoor meetings and breaks, while providing healthy snacks and habitat for the bees. Over the years, it has taken various shapes and been stewarded by various staff members. This year, the Prism Green Team renovated the garden beds and planted new perennials and chose to plant veggies that would be easy for anyone to harvest. The team also thought about how to make the whole process zero waste by using recycled containers to plant seedlings and by repairing the existing beds instead of replacing them.

May 22, 2019

From opportunity identification and concept design to implementation and final review, mechanical projects at Prism often leverage the talents of a team of people through collaboration. Recently, we were fortunate to have Hamid Samani, P.Eng., LEED AP, join our mechanical team. “Hamid has a breadth of experience in the technologies and industries where we do the most work,” says Mechanical Team Lead Stephen Kooiman, “he is a key technical resource in supporting our team with detailed engineering designs.”

May 21, 2019

Women currently account for only 13.1 per cent of engineers in Canada. With International Women in Engineering Day coming up on June 23rd, 2019, we're taking the opportunity to reflect on how far we've come and how far we have yet to go as an industry.

Prism Electrical Designer Alison Bodine shares a few thoughts on being a woman in the engineering field in this short video clip.

Apr 30, 2019

If you walk into the Prism office on any given day, you’ll see the energy efficient technologies we’ve installed, and you’ll also get to see the people behind the projects. Over the years, we’ve been fortunate to work with dedicated people who we’re proud to have both as clients and staff. With our then Senior Mechanical Engineer, Duane Mattson, approaching his retirement after 17 years with Prism, we started thinking about sharing some of the things that make Prism’s culture unique.

Apr 20, 2019

There are a several events coming up in the next few months that we are hosting and participating in.

  • May Workshop:  Burnaby, BC on May 16th, 2019
  • EFMA-BC Tradeshow:  Penticton, BC May 28th to 30th
  • BOMA QBT:  Lunch presentation  June 5th, 2019

Please contact duncan@prismengineering.com for more information or details of how to join us.

Mar 25, 2019

At Prism, we understand that supporting health and wellness is an integral part of managing a company and enabling staff to thrive. Research shows that investing in health and wellness programs leads to better employee retention, productivity and even sense of purpose. While Prism offers comprehensive extended health benefits to employees, “We knew more could be done, and at the same time wanted to provide opportunities for our staff to be part of leading new initiatives in the office,” says Sarah Smith, Prism’s Sustainability Team Leader and Director of Employee Experience.

Feb 28, 2019

When sustainability leaders from local post-secondary institutions met to learn and share insights at the Energy Wise Network Summit on November 15, little did they know they would be working together to launch a new collaborative campaign to save energy.

Feb 27, 2019

Led by our intrepid Casey Gaetz, who recently celebrated 25 years since joining Prism when it was a wee startup, Prism’s electrical team is full of characters. The team helps clients with everything from hospital lighting upgrades to designing solar photovoltaic systems. Over the years they’ve worked together to help keep us humble as a company and strive for innovation.

Feb 20, 2019

Then and Now

Prism was founded in 1990 by Brian O’Donnell who saw an opportunity to bring Energy Management and existing building upgrades at the start of the first BC Hydro Power Smart program.

Jan 28, 2019

A bitter-sweet event for Prism Engineering: Senior Mechanical Engineer Duane Mattson, who has helped make Prism a driving force in our industry, has decided to start to enjoy life at a more leisurely pace.

Duane decided to join Prism after retiring at the age of 65 from his work in government. No one would have guessed that Duane would have a whole second career of 17 years with us.  

Dec 30, 2018

Wishing every one a Happy New Year!

 

 

 

 

Dec 11, 2018

Building companies and organizations: Roadmap to zero carbon by 2050 needed for certainty

VANCOUVER / MUSQUEAM, SQUAMISH & TSLEIL-WAUTUTH TERRITORIES — Fourteen leading companies and organizations working in B.C.’s building sector say the province’s new climate and clean growth plan lays down a solid foundation for the decarbonization of our homes and buildings.

Nov 12, 2018

Prism’s Mechanical Team has had a busy summer. Not only has the team been managing its typically full plate of renovations and mechanical system upgrades in buildings across BC and Alberta, but they’ve also taken on low carbon electrification upgrades and capital renewal planning projects.

Nov 5, 2018

Last month industry leaders from across Canada gathered to celebrate the inaugural BOMA Canada Net Zero Challenge Awards at BOMEX 2018 in Calgary. Sponsored by Natural Resources Canada and Bullfrog Power, the Net Zero Challenge Awards help acknowledge buildings in Canada that are working towards being net zero energy and/or emissions. Buildings are awarded in three categories: Best in Class, Most Improved, and Innovation. Learn more at BOMA Canada.

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