April 2017: AME congratulates Associate Kevin Shea, P.Eng., CPHD, LEED GA on becoming
                a Certified Passive House Designer!
               
                Passive House is a German-based energy performance standard aimed at designing buildings
                that are extremely thermally energy efficient and therefore require very little heating energy
                to maintain comfortable conditions. The Passive House concept is the only internationally
                recognized performance-based standard in construction, with buildings designed such that
                the vast majority of heating needs are met by the normal heat generated inside a building
                from people, lighting, and electrical devices, as well as passive solar heating from well-placed
                windows. Originally designed for single family homes, the concept is becoming increasingly 
                popular around the world and has been successfully applied to larger buildings, even
                high-rise offices.
 
                With his CPHD certification, Kevin joins a relatively small group of professionals certified
                to design buildings within this program. Click here to learn more. 
 
April 2017: Congratulations to Diamond Schmitt Architects Inc. on winning a SCUP/AIA-CAE Merit
                Award for Excellence in Architecture for the Okanagan College Trades Renewal and
                Expansion in Kelowna, BC. Completed in 2016 in collaboration with David Nairne &
                Associates Ltd., AME is proud to have provided mechanical consulting services on this
                highly sustainable renovation and addition. Click here for more information.
 
March 2017: LEED Gold for the new commercial building and corporate headquarters of plumbing
                  giant Andrew Sheret at 740 Hillside in Victoria. AME's mechanical design helped achieve
                  the maximum 10 credits for Water Efficiency and 8 credits for Energy Performance.
                  Click here for more information. 
 
March 2017: Guildford Aquatic Centre's LEED Gold targeted 75,000 sq.ft. expansion is featured
                 in Canadian Architect magazine. AME is proud to have worked with Bing Thom Architects
                 on this new bright and contemporary extension to the existing facility.
                 Click here to read the article.
 
Feb. 2017: AME is officially OQM Certified! APEGBC's Organizational Quality Management (OQM)
                Program helps improve the quality management of professional engineering and  
                geoscience practices at both the individual and organizational level. While AME has always
                placed significant emphasis on quality management, APEGBC's voluntary OQM program
                helps firms such as ours to maximize our operational and procedural efficacy by
                implementing structured standards of practice endorsed through OQM certification.
                Click here to learn more
 
Feb. 2017: AME is proud to have provided professional mechanical consulting services for the new, 
               award-winning UBC Aquatic Centre at the University's Point Grey campus in Vancouver, BC. 
 
               This modern and iconic dual-pool facility, designed by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects 
               (MJMA) and Acton Ostry Architects, features a 10-lane 50m competition pool, an 8-lane 25m
               recreational lap pool, a shallow family pool with a lazy river loop and play features, as well 
               as a hot tub, sauna and many additional amenities. Designed to target LEED Gold, UBC's 
               new Aquatic Centre includes a leading-edge rainwater harvesting system and a 
               1.3-million-litre underground water cistern enabling rainwater harvested from the roof to 
               be collected, filtered and stored to replenish evaporated pool water. For further project 
               information, click here.                                         

Feb. 2017: We are extremely honoured to receive a First Place ASHRAE Region XI & BC Chapter 
                 2016 Technology Award - Existing Educational Facilities for our work on UBC's new 
                Academic District Energy System at the University's Point Grey campus in Vancouver. Thank 
                you to everyone who contributed to the outstanding success of this innovative, award-winning 
                project. Click here for more information.

Sept. 2016: LEED Silver for North Vancouver's Civic Centre Revitalization! 
                As Mechanical Engineering Consultant for the major renovation and expansion of the City of 
                North Vancouver's Civic Centre
, AME is excited to congratulate everyone involved in the
                building's extensive range of sustainability features which have been officially recognized
                by the CaGBC with LEED Silver certification. Click here to learn more.
 
Aug. 2016: AME congratulates Senior Energy Analyst, Riley Beise, P.Eng., BEMP, CPHD, LEED GA 
                on becoming a Certified Passive House Designer!
               
                Passive House is a German-based energy performance standard aimed at designing buildings
                that are extremely thermally energy efficient and therefore require very little heating energy
                to maintain comfortable conditions. The Passive House concept is the only internationally
                recognized performance-based standard in construction, with buildings designed such that
                the vast majority of heating needs are met by the normal heat generated inside a building
                from people, lighting, and electrical devices, as well as passive solar heating from well-placed
                windows. Originally designed for single family homes, the concept is becoming increasingly 
                popular around the world and has been successfully applied to larger buildings, even
                high-rise offices.
 
                With his CPHD certification, Riley joins a relatively small group of professionals certified
                to design buildings within this program. Click here to learn more.
 
June 2016: AME is excited to announce that Greg Tarnopolsky, P.Eng., CEM, LEED AP
                and Zlatko Puljic, P.Eng., HBDP, CEM, LEED AP BD+C have both been promoted
                to Principal within the firm. Since joining AME's Victoria office in 2008, Greg's outstanding 
                leadership skills and energy modeling expertise have been a major asset to the firm.
                Zlatko has been a key member of AME's Vancouver team for more than 4 years where he 
                has successfully built up the company's portfolio of building energy retrofits. We are very
                appreciative of their commitment to AME and congratulate them in their new roles.
 
June 2016: LEED Gold for Manulife Office Tower at 980 Howe Street in Vancouver! 
                As Mechanical Engineering Consultant for Manulife's new AAA 16-storey commercial tower
                located at 980 Howe, AME is excited to congratulate everyone involved in the building's
                extensive range of sustainability features which have been officially recognized by the
                CaGBC with LEED Gold. Click here to read more. 
 
June 2016: Two AME projects win first place in the 2016 ASHRAE Technology Awards program.
                 The University of Victoria's LEED Gold targeted Centre for Athletics, Recreation and Special
                Abilities (CARSA) building was awarded a first place standing in the New Educational
                category and the University of British Columbia's Academic District Energy System was
                awarded first place in the Existing Educational category. Innovation is a primary criterion on
                which submissions are judged and both projects will now go forward to the Society Level
                Technology Awards (January 2017).
              
May 2016: The City of Vancouver's Taylor Manor has achieved LEED Gold Certification for New
                Construction and Major Renovations 2009. AME is pleased to have been involved in the
                heritage renovation and expansion of this historic building which now provides much-needed  
                supportive housing and services for up to 56 homeless individuals with mental illnesses or
                addictions.
               
May 2016: Ronald McDonald House of BC (RMHBC) wins a 2016 Governor General's Medal for
                Architecture from the Royal Architectural Institute of Canada (RAIC). AME is delighted to
                congratulate Michael Green Architecture (MGA) on this outstanding achievement and we are
                extremely proud to have been involved in this important, award-winning project. 
                Click to Read More
 
Dec. 2015: AME is pleased to announce the appointment of two Associates at our Calgary office: 
                 Russell Bock, P.Tech. (Eng.), LEED AP and Mike Vigneault, C.Tech. Click to Read More.
 
Oct. 2015: Plumbing Engineer magazine features AME's work as Mechanical Consultant on the LEED
                Platinum targeted UBC Student Union Building (SUB) written by AME Associate, Alex Chou. 
                Click to Read More.
 
Oct. 2015: Songhees Wellness Centre achieves LEED SilverClick to Read More  
 
Oct. 2015: AME congratulates our Senior Energy Analyst, Riley Beise, P.Eng., BEMP, LEED GA
                for being accepted onto the CaGBC's Experienced Modeller's List - a list of approximately 60
                individuals recognized by CaGBC for demonstrating a superior level of experience and technical
                expertise in building performance simulation. Well done Riley!
 
Oct. 2015: AME's Victoria is pleased to announce Louise Smith, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C is now an
                Associate with the firm. Louise has been a key member of the AME team for almost ten years.
 
Oct. 2015: AME is proud to have provided Mechanical Consulting Services to the new UBC                    
                Student Union Building, designed by DIALOG and B+H and featured in this
                month's Wallpaper* Magazine. Click to Read More
                
Oct. 2015: The AME Consulting Group Ltd. is excited to celebrate our TEN year anniversary with a
                 revitalized brand! "AME's 10-year anniversary represents an extremely exciting achievement,"
                 says Founding Principal, Rob Walter. "We have been fortunate to surround ourselves     
                 with progressive, like-minded professionals who take great pride in delivering a quality   
                 product. This, along with continuous support from our many repeat clients, has proved
                 to be the perfect formula for our firm's continued success."                           
                 Click to Read More
 
Sept. 2015: UBC's LEED Platinum targeted Student Union Building (aka the "Nest") is featured in
                 Plumbing Engineer Magazine in an article written by AME Associate Alex Chou, P.Eng.,
                 LEED AP BD+C. Click here to read more.
 
July 2015:  The AME Consulting Group Ltd. is pleased to announce that Mr. Mark Williams has joined
                 our team as Quality Control Manager and shall be based out of our Victoria office.
                 Click to Read More
                   
June 2015:  AME's Calgary office, AME-Sterling, has moved downtown! You will now find us at: 
                  Suite 710 - 1122 4th Street SW, Calgary, AB T2R 1M1, P: 403-252-2333, F: 403-253-3324. 
 
Mar. 2015:  Ronald McDonald House wins 2015 Wood Design Award for Institutional Wood Design: Large
                 Click to Read More 
  
Feb. 2015:  Songhees Wellness Centre wins 2014 Judges' Choice Award and Community Excellence
                 Award at VREB's 23rd Annual Commercial Buildings Awards. Click to Read More  
  
Sep 2014:   AME expands into Calgary with the acquisition of Sterling Engineering Inc.
                 Click to Read More
  
July 2014:  Construction Business article regarding mentorship and women's roles in the industry    
                 by AME Project Manager Marie Venneri, P.Eng., LEED AP BD+C. Click to Read More
 
Dec. 2013:  Published ASHRAE Journal article by Louise Smith, P.Eng., Project Manager at AME for the 
                 award winning Vancouver Island University - Cowichan Campus Click to Read More

June 2013
:  7 LEED Buildings in AME's Portfolio Click to Read More
 
Oct. 2012:   AME Wins the 2012 Tree for Life Award and Award of Excellence Click to Read More
 
May 2012:   AME Wins 2012 ASHRAE Award - Vancouver Island University Click to Read More
 
Dec. 2011:  Watch TEDx Presentation on Okanagan College Centre of Excellence Click to View.
 
Nov. 2011:  AME Wins Award of Excellence - Canadian Consulting Engineers Click to Read More.
    
Sep. 2011:  Oliver Woods Community Centre Receives LEED Gold Certification Click to Read More.
    
July 2011:   AME Wins Two 2011 ASHRAE Technology Awards Click to Read More.
 
Nov. 2010:  Meadow Park Sports Centre Wins 2010 VRCA Award of Excellence Click to Read More.