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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.

Oct 11, 2018

A year ago, Prism’s Juan Mani was about to start a new role. Juan has been a key member of our Energy Team, involved in all aspects of utility analysis and evaluations of energy savings, for nearly eight years. And last fall, Juan stepped up as an Energy Management Coach with the launch of BC Hydro’s Industrial Cohort Program.

Oct 1, 2018

Prism’s Robert Greenwald was honoured to share some of the latest trends in energy management at BOMA China's Conference in Shanghai this September. The conference brought together over 2200 experts, scholars and business people representing over 700 companies in the commercial real estate industry. 

Sep 15, 2018

The BC Government is in the process of developing a clean growth strategy, with intention of integrating the province’s goals for climate action, clean energy and sustainable economic growth. This strategy hopes to lay out a framework for a clean growth future, position BC as a leader in the global market for clean energy solutions, and provide a pathway to meet the province’s emission reduction targets.

Dec 12, 2017

The end of 2017 marks the end of the first year of FCM’s Municipalities for Climate Innovation Program (MCIP), a five-year, $75-million program designed to encourage Canadian municipalities to better prepare for and adapt to the new realities of a changing climate.  

Nov 30, 2017

The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change: 23rd Conference of the Parties took place this past November in Bonn, Germany and was presided over by the Government of Fiji. With over two weeks of events and negotiations, we’ve put together a quick highlights reel.

Nov 15, 2017

In early November, Prism had the privileged of presenting at the inaugural Greener Facilities Conference in Edmonton, Alberta. The conference focused on identifying and implementing energy and greenhouse gas emission reduction projects that lead to greener facilities.  Prism’s Sam Thomas spoke about “How to Minimize Energy Waste Using a Building Control System”.

Aug 28, 2017

Earlier this month, Prism’s Robert Greenwald joined Kim Rudd, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Natural Resources, and other industry leaders in a discussion about the future of clean energy in Canada. The discussion took place as part of the Government of Canada’s Generation Energy project, an initiative to engage with individual Canadians, stakeholders and experts about how we make, move, and use energy in the future.

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