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.

Jul 5, 2017

Providing quality services is one of Prism's Core Values. In order to track and continously improve our quality assurance standards, we have sought certification under the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of British Columbia (APEGBC) Organizational Quality Management (OQM) Program.

May 29, 2017

Prism Engineering’s PUMA software records utility data for thousands of accounts every month.  With over 15,000 utility accounts, the PUMA database is a comprehensive dataset of utility consumption and building performance in BC and across Canada. 

This is the fourth year that we’ve produced benchmarking summaries for three key sectors using some of the data we collect.  This year’s summaries compare results from:

Apr 12, 2017

Prism Engineering is pleased to announce that Douglas Spratt has joined Prism’s Mechanical Team as a Senior Mechanical Engineer.

About Douglas Spratt, M.Sc., P.Eng., LEED AP, FEC, MBA

Mar 31, 2017

At Prism Engineering, our professionals have created hundreds of Energy Star Portfolio Manager (ESPM) accounts, and have completed the training programs offered by the US EPA.  Prism’s qualified energy management professionals and energy engineers can verify your ESPM building accounts to ensure you’re getting value out of the benchmarking tool.

Feb 28, 2017

As we get ready to celebrate our 27th year in business, our success in helping organizations save energy continues to be dependent on our most important asset: our people. In the past year, our team has grown to over 40 staff, all of whom come to our company with different professional and cultural experiences, backgrounds, and perspectives.

Jan 24, 2017

In January, Prism President Robert Greenwald travelled to Edmonton to take part in the Alberta Energy Efficiency Alliance (AEEA) event, Launching Energy Efficiency in Alberta. The full day event brought together representatives from government, industry, consulting, and non-profit sectors.

Dec 13, 2016

As the holiday season is now upon us, we find ourselves reflecting on the past year and those who have helped to shape our business. In this festive time of year, we’d like to say thank you for your support and partnership, we look forward to continuing our work with you in the year ahead.

Nov 18, 2016

Prism’s Kootenay office recently moved to a new location. Sam Thomas and our Nelson branch are now located at 202A – 330 Baker St. For full contact information, click here. To celebrate the move, we hosted an office warming party with clients and new neighbours.

Oct 28, 2016

This month, Prism delivered the first of two 2-day Summits as part of BC Hydro and FortisBC’s Energy Wise Network program. The Energy Wise Network is a newly formed conservation community comprised of a diverse group of BC organizations focused on saving energy through staff behaviour change and awareness programs.

Sep 30, 2016

This month, a Chinese delegation from the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) had the opportunity to visit Prism’s Burnaby office. Their visit included a presentation by Prism President, Robert Greenwald, about our holistic approach energy management and how we demonstrate our approach in-house with our Advanced Energy Office.