Prism Engineering is thrilled to share that we have won the 24th Annual Burnaby Business Excellence Award for Environmental Sustainability!
The winners were announced at a gala ceremony attended by nearly 400 businesses at the Hilton Metrotown Hotel in Burnaby on November 16. The evening was a great success as we celebrated with other finalists and caught up with local organizations.
Presented by the Burnaby Board of Trade and City of Burnaby, the Environmental Sustainability Award recognizes organizations “that have made protecting, sustaining and enhancing natural resources an integral part of their business plan by adopting strategies and activities that reduce energy and materials consumption and/or eliminates waste and pollution.”
Congratulations to the other finalists – Eco Planet Property Services, Ekona Power, Hydrogen In Motion Inc. (H2M), and Nano One Materials Corp. TSX: NANO. Being short-listed among these impressive organizations makes us very proud.
Supporting local energy reduction and decarbonization projects
We are thrilled to receive recognition for our work in helping local organizations from different industries achieve their energy, climate, and asset renewal objectives by integrating our engineering, energy management, and sustainability services.
Over the years, we have built a long-standing relationship with the Burnaby community by designing and delivering energy reduction and decarbonization projects and sustainability programs for multiple local organizations in the commercial, governmental, and industrial sectors.
As program designers, facilitators and coaches for the BC Hydro and FortisBC Energy Wise Network Program, for example, Prism supports local organizations to develop and deliver energy conservation and staff engagement initiatives that address climate change. These projects include work for the City of Burnaby, Simon Fraser University (SFU), Burnaby School District No. 41, Colliers, and Shape Properties.
Environmental and social responsibility is part of our culture of care
The award also recognizes Prism for our internal sustainability initiatives.
At our head office in Burnaby, we have implemented smart lighting systems for energy efficiency and comfort, heat pumps to reduce energy consumption and emissions, and other initiatives to lower office waste such as recycling, donations, and the digitization of documents.
In terms of social responsibility, we are committed to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive workplace. Our team is made up of employees from a multitude of backgrounds and nationalities, and women represent over 40% of our staff, including leadership positions. We offer flexible work hours for new parents, more training hours and funding for youth without prior work experience, and partner with funding agencies to support the wages of co-op students for long-term hiring.
A heartfelt thank you to our employees and our clients. Your vision, hard work and dedication made this award possible. We couldn’t ask for better motivation to keep us committed to a low-carbon and inclusive future.
Prism staff during the gala: From left to right: Marcos Lobo, Marketing Communications Specialist; David Joo, Associate, Electrical Engineer; Tim Aske, Associate, Energy Engineer; Hamid Samani, Principal and Senior Mechanical Engineer; Stephen Kooiman, Principal and Mechanical Team Leader; Casey Gaetz, Principal and Electrical Team Leader; Julianne Pickrell-Barr, Associate, Climate Action Specialist; Sarah Smith, Principal and Sustainability Team Leader; Lyn Papio, Associate, People, Culture and Operations Leader; and Sam Thomas, Principal and Kootenay Branch Manager.