Unlike new construction, retrofitting existing buildings with energy and carbon reducing technologies comes with its own set of unique challenges. Since 1990 Prism has focussed our design and retrofit work on existing buildings, developing unique expertise in how to integrate innovative technologies into existing building systems.
Where possible we try to re-use as much of your existing building infrastructure as possible as part of our retrofits, reducing construction waste and lowering costs.
Our team of building controls experts is involved in all retrofit projects, recognizing that to maximize project savings the way in which building controls are optimized is critical.
We are committed to making sure retrofit projects get done right. To do this we stay with you until the very end, ensuring that retrofits are commissioned properly, contractor deficiencies are addressed, and staff are trained on how to operate and troubleshoot new systems.
The graphic below outlines some of the key considerations encountered during retrofit projects. Prism provides solutions to help address these considerations, overcome barriers, and ultimately ensure the success of the project.
Our Implementation services include:
- Design Development
- Detailed Design
- Tender Ready Specifications and Drawings
- Tender and Contract Preparation
- Tender Review and Recommendations
- Field Review
- Construction Project Management
- Commissioning Services
- Final Review and Functional Testing
- Energy and Emission Savings Monitoring and Verification
Prism Engineering brought their diverse expertise to the unique PESC facility and really helped us address our energy efficiency goals. From feasibility studies to design to implementation, they provided diligent support to ensure project success. Other facilities within the ECCC have seen our progress and have been inspired to replicate our strategies.