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Sep.2017

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.

Jul.2017

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.

Jul.2017

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.

Apr.2017

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.

Apr.2017

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.

Feb.2017

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.

Feb.2017

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.

Feb.2017

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.

Dec.2016

New UBC Aquatic Centre Featured in Award Magazine

New $40 million UBC Aquatic Centre is featured in Award Magazine. Key local stakeholders have long been asking for concrete, sustainable measures to improve community and recreational infrastructure. The Government of Canada is proud to invest in projects such as this one by the Municipality of Notre-Dame-du-Portage, which contribute to the strength and vitality of all regions of the country.

Jun.2016

New Principals Announced at AME Group

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.