We are delighted to announce the opening of our Victoria office space!
For more than 30 years, Prism Engineering has provided engineering, energy management and sustainability services to over 120 organizations across Vancouver Island. Given our strong connections with local organizations, having a permanent presence in the region was only a matter of time.
“We are excited to establish a local presence on Vancouver Island that will enable us to maintain and deepen our working relationships with existing clients, and we also look forward to meeting new ones,” says Robert Greenwald, P.Eng., President of Prism Engineering. “Being on the island allows us to respond faster for onsite work, be more available for face-to-face meetings and interactions, and deliver services more cost-effectively,” he adds.
Our office is located in the heart of downtown Victoria. If you are in town, please stop by! We are in a historic building that offers an open lounge area, private meeting spaces, parking, and, of course, great coffee. Whether for a catch-up or to discuss current or future projects, our Victoria team would be delighted to see you in person.
Senior expertise in electrical systems and sustainability
Our Victoria office houses two members of Prism’s leadership team: Adam Franklin, P.Eng., Associate and Electrical Engineer, and Christine Obee, Associate and Engagement Specialist. Both have extensive experience in helping clients improve systems, reduce energy usage, and lower their emissions.
Adam has over 10 years of experience in engineering design and construction coordination for lighting and lighting controls, EV charging, solar PV, and battery energy storage systems. He has also performed extensive work in electrical system condition assessments and low carbon electrification (LCE) planning for buildings, including multi-unit residential buildings (MURBs) and strata corporations.
“Since moving over, I have heard from several clients that having a Victoria office gives them more confidence in working with us, knowing that we can provide quicker response times for onsite projects,” says Adam.
Adam moved to the island last summer motivated by good public schools, more space for his kids, and quick access to the ocean and other outdoor activities.
Christine has more than 12 years of experience designing and delivering staff engagement initiatives and programs to support organizations to achieve their decarbonization and sustainability goals. She also facilitates networking and training sessions for clients and provides support and guidance for BOMA Best certifications. Christine loves working with people and supporting clients to bring key stakeholders together to move their organization’s sustainability programs and projects forward.
“Being closer to clients on the island is important. Although Teams calls with clients and colleagues are a part of our new work routine, I can now easily bike downtown to meet a client for coffee or drive up the Island to facilitate in-person client events or meetings”, says Christine.
Christine moved back to Victoria a few years ago with her family after attending UVIC in her undergraduate days. She loves the access to sailing and the outdoors, as well as the family-focused lifestyle.
Expanding Prism’s support on the island
Prism Engineering first set foot on Vancouver Island in 1990 to work on a project for BC Buildings Corporation (BCBC). Over the years, our support has expanded across the region, and we are now proud to assist several local organizations in decarbonizing their operations, including BC Ferries, District of Saanich and Island Health.
BC Ferries is a great example of our efforts to support sustainability on the island. To help the company achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 24% below 2008 levels, we completed electrification assessments for its Island Class and New Major Vessel ferry fleet sand terminals. We are also currently providing lighting design services for the Swartz Bay and Duke Point terminals. In addition, Prism is supporting BC Ferries to transition its on-road vehicle fleet to electric with vehicle assessments and modelling as well as charging infrastructure assessments and strategy planning.
Since 2016, we have collaborated with the District of Saanich on several projects. Our primary focus is to assist the organization in keeping its buildings running efficiently while reducing operational expenses and helping it achieve its climate goals. Some projects include mechanical upgrades, the development of a zero-emissions fleet strategy, fire alarm system review, and ongoing optimization studies.
Island Health is another example of our long history on Vancouver Island. For over 13 years, Prism has supported the organization with sustainability staff engagement campaigns, green team programs and training workshops to help operators run buildings more efficiently. Other projects include continuous optimization studies, a heating plan review, and a vulnerability risk assessment.
Read More about Prism’s Work on Vancouver Island
BC Ferries | Terminals Power Quality Review
Millstream Village | Power Factor and Quality
Nanaimo Regional General Hospital | Vulnerability Risk Assessment
Nanaimo’s Federal Building (BGIS) | BOMA Best Certification
School District #79 Lake Cowichan | Biomass Boiler
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