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Jan 18, 2022

2021 was a difficult year for many in BC. From summer wildfires brought on by high temperatures and drought conditions to fall flooding from extreme rain events, the impacts of a changing climate are all around us and are more evident than ever. While disaster response and remediation are essential, they are also short-term, reactive solutions.

Jan 11, 2022

There were more than 60,000 light-duty electric vehicles (EV) on BC’s roads in 2021. As one of North America’s leaders in EV adoption, the number of EV vehicles in BC are expected to surpass 200,000 by the year 2026 and 300,000 by 2028. Many businesses and residences will require upgrades to meet the new demand for EV charging as drivers will need to recharge at home, work, school, or leisure facilities.  

Dec 9, 2021

We are excited to share that we have five new Associates joining the Prism leadership team this fall. Prism Associates are individuals with the experience, expertise, and passion to support our clients in creating a greener, more energy-efficient world.

Oct 22, 2021

Financial support for energy conservation and climate action projects through rebates and incentives is a critical component of helping many projects proceed. However, without knowing which funding options work best for your project, it’s possible you may be missing out. 
 

Oct 18, 2021

“As a technician, being able to implement energy saving activities and knowing how to make adjustments for sustainability in our buildings has been very rewarding,” says Bob DePaiva, Colliers Building Operator.

Oct 18, 2021

At Prism we recognize that the key to our success is our people. This fall, we are fortunate to have another passionate, experienced sustainability professional join our team.

Julianne Pickrell – Barr joins the Sustainability Team as our Climate Action Specialist.

Oct 13, 2021

Real Property Services (RPS), a branch of Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC), hired Prism to support their efforts to engage employees in embedding sustainability actions into operations across Canada.

Jul 21, 2021

The recent heatwave experienced across the Pacific Northwest saw temperatures reaching 40 C in Vancouver, and even higher in the interior region.  Based on climate modelling, the temperatures we recently experienced will become the norm by 2070.  While this date may seem like a long way off, the reality is the buildings built today will still be in operation in 2070. As we come to experience more and more extreme weather events, we need to adapt our buildings to be resilient.

Jul 5, 2021

As part of our 30th anniversary celebration last year, Prism staff voted to fund the Langara 49 Women in Science Scholarship program. This scholarship program provides philanthropic support, resources, and mentorship to prepare female students for a successful STEM career. The Prism Engineering Award was established last year as part of this program.

May 27, 2021

As our team continues to grow to meet client needs, we are excited to announce that Richard Senez has joined the Prism team this past spring as our newest Energy Management Professional.

Richard brings with him a passion for sustainability along with over a decade of experience in energy management, HVAC systems, building services and project management in both Canada and the UK.

Apr 26, 2021

In recognition of the many challenges women in this community face, Vancouver-based businesses, Prism Engineering and RATIO, partnered up to provide in-kind support to help the Downtown Eastside Women’s Centre open a new second, much needed shelter for women.

The Downtown Eastside Women's Centre provides a safe, nonjudgmental environment for women from all walks of life who live or work in the Downtown Eastside.

Apr 15, 2021

We are excited to welcome Joshua Caplan as Prism’s Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Coach this spring.

SEM is a holistic approach to energy management that enables businesses to achieve long-term and persistent savings.  Instead of managing energy saving projects one by one, SEM provides the tools to manage energy in a coordinated and strategic way across an organization — helping businesses increase profitability, create a competitive advantage, and gain greater resiliency. 

Jan 12, 2021

Over the last 14 years, we have had the opportunity to support over 60 organizations in the commercial sector with their staff engagement and behaviour change programs.

Last summer, we co-authored a white paper with Paul Seo, Program Manager at BC Hydro, for the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2020 Summer Study about this work. 

Dec 8, 2020

If you ever get the chance to meet the full Prism team, one of the first things you will notice is the diverse pool of talent that makes up our 50-person company. From engineering solutions to strategic planning, we apply our collective knowledge and experience to help our clients meet their sustainability objectives.

Our team continues to grow, and we are pleased to welcome Charlene Ponto to our Sustainability Team.

Dec 3, 2020

We are excited to share that Hamid Samani joins Prism Engineering’s leadership team as our newest Prism Associate.

With over 25 years of industry experience, Hamid eagerly shares his mechanical engineering expertise and goes above and beyond to help meet client objectives.

Oct 21, 2020

The British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) recently launched a new Sustainability Vision, that outlines nine strategies to leverage the institute’s strengths and create a clear path for sustainability progress.

Oct 16, 2020

The global importance of climate change has shifted the focus from energy and cost reductions to carbon reduction.

In a paper published by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), we shared specific case studies of deep carbon retrofits and summarized some key lessons learned. 

Sep 29, 2020

The BOMA e-Energy Online Training program has a new look this fall.  With refreshed content, a customized module selection and the ability to access the course from your tablet or smartphone, BOMA e-Energy is now easier to use and more cost effective.

Jul 16, 2020

It felt out-of-place to celebrate Prism’s 30th birthday this past May amidst a global pandemic. While COVID-19 continues to impact how we live, we are grateful to be in a position where we can continue to do our work. We want to take this opportunity to say thank you to everyone that we work and collaborate with for your incredible support and contributions over the past thirty years.

Jul 15, 2020

Last month, Premier John Horgan launched a six-week consultation with British Columbians to help shape the province's economic recovery plan. Prism shared our thoughts as a member of the Catalyst business coalition.

On behalf of Prism, our President, Robert Greenwald, suggested that municipalities are a critical component on the path to a more resilient, lower-carbon economy. Within these municipalities, a program to fund low carbon, deep retrofits to arenas would be a significant opportunity for impact, as they account for approximately 40% of a municipality’s operational greenhouse gas emissions.

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