News 2017-09-27T06:33:40+00:00



Announcing Three More Certified Passive House Designers at AME

Three more AME team members become Certified Passive House Designers (CPHDs). As part of our firm's ongoing commitment to professional development and leadership in innovative, sustainable design, AME Group is proud to announce a further three Certified Passive House Designers (CPHDs) on the AME team. Principal Matt Younger [...]


AME Staff Announcement

As AME continues to grow, we are excited to announce the appointment of Mark Stephenson as a Principal at our Calgary office. In addition, we would like to congratulate both Marie-France ‘Marie’ Venneri (AME Vancouver) and Taio Waldhaus (AME Victoria) on their promotion from Project Manager to Associate within the company effective immediately.


UBC Aquatic Centre Featured in Pools & Spa Marketing

Learn more about the sophisticated technology and innovative highlights that make UBC's new Aquatic Centre a spectacular, world-class competitive and recreational facility. Designed to meet the needs of students, faculty, and the community, this state-of-the-art 79,000 sq.ft. hybrid aquatic facility includes a 50-m pool, a 25-m pool, a leisure pool with water features, a hot tub, steam room, and sauna.


AME Wins First Place for Two ASHRAE Awards!

We are excited to announce that AME has been awarded two ASHRAE awards for our work on the new Okanagan College Trades Complex in Kelowna, BC - a LEED Platinum targeted renewal and expansion project: 2017 Winner of ASHRAE’s Ralph Robson Award – awarded for the best overall Technical Award submission in Region XI 2017 ASHRAE Technology Award – First Place Region XI and BC Chapter Award, Existing Educational Facility which qualifies this project for the Society Level Technology Awards to be awarded January 2018.


LEED Platinum for UBC Student Union “Nest”

As Mechanical Consultant on UBC's new, award-winning Student Union Building (The Nest) AME is excited to share the project's success in achieving LEED Platinum certification. A partnership between DIALOG and B+H Architects with collaborative input from UBC's Alma Mater Society (AMS), the project's sustainability measures include natural ventilation, solar energy, heat recovery, and rainwater harvested for use in plumbing systems.


AME Congratulates Associate Kevin Shea, P.Eng., CPHD, LEED Green Associate

Passive House (aka Passiv Haus) 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.


New Aquatic Centre Opens To The Public

Grand opening of UBC’s new $40 million Aquatic Centre as featured in Canadian Architect. A new aquatic centre has officially opened at the University of British Columbia. Designed by MacLennan Jaunkalns Miller Architects (MJMA) and Acton Ostry Architects—Architects in Association, the new Aquatic Centre replaces the indoor and outdoor pools at the centre of the UBC campus. It features a 10-lane, 50m competition pool; 8-lane, 25m pool with an accessible ramp and diving boards; a lazy river; hot tub; food and beverage kiosks, a sauna and steam room; and more.


AME is 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.


UBC’s New Aquatic Centre Now Open

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.


AME Wins First Place ASHRAE Technology Award

AME is extremely honoured to receive a First Place ASHRAE Region XI & BC Chapter 2016 Technology Award - Existing Educational Facilities for our work on the new Academic District Energy System (ADES) at the University of British Columbia's Point Grey campus in Vancouver. Thank you to everyone who contributed to the outstanding success of this innovative, award-winning project.