Feb 1, 2014

Good lighting design requires an artful blend of cutting-edge lighting technology, knowledge of green building certifications, and to top it off an understanding of the specifics of provincial and city building and energy codes We pride ourselves in working with our clients to translate innovative architectural and abstract conceptual designs into practical and cost effective installations.

Jan 1, 2014

We are ushering in the new year by celebrating the opening of a second Prism office in Nelson, BC. Nelson is a prime location to continue providing engineering consulting services to South-eastern BC and Alberta. From our new Kootenay location, we will continue to work collaboratively with our clients to improve facility performance through building system upgrades, execute energy management programs, monitor results for continuous improvement and engage people to achieve operational and cultural change.

Dec 1, 2013

Old building, new tricks? Retrocommissioning is a process of finding new ways to enhance a building’s operations while reducing energy consumption and maintaining the quality of the indoor environment. As a part of BC Hydro’s Continuous Optimization Program (COp), Prism led a retrocommissioning project at 815 West Hastings, a 10,029sq. metre office building in Downtown Vancouver.

Nov 1, 2013

Green building certification aims to reduce the environmental impact of building operations, but what about the people working in those spaces? BOMA BESt (Building Owners and Managers Association Building Environmental Standards) certification is one way that Prism Engineering is helping organizations create effective frameworks to engage occupants and management in energy efficient behaviours.

Oct 1, 2013

Generating electricity creates a lot of heat. Prism Engineering has been working with BC Hydro’s Lead by Example team on an innovative heat recovery project at BC Hydro’s G.M. Shrum Generating Station that will harness that heat and save energy.

Aug 1, 2013

Prism Engineering is working with School District #79, taking a big step towards greening education on Vancouver Island with the installation of a new bio-mass boiler at Lake Cowichan Secondary.

Jul 1, 2013

BC’s Public Sector organizations are taking steps towards carbon neutrality. For the past several years, Prism has worked closely with BC Housing, a Crown Corporation, to track and analyze emissions from thousands of meters at hundreds of housing sites in order to prepare an annual Carbon Neutral Action Report. Their 2012 Report was released this month.

Jun 1, 2013

In March 2013, Vancouver Community College hired Prism Engineering as their Energy Manager. Our role is to be an advocate at the college for energy efficiency and at Prism, we take a holistic approach to energy management.  We are working to make changes at the organizational level, to implement cost effective energy savings projects and to create creative behaviour change campaigns that get everyone saving energy.