What We Do

Our Work

At AME, Principal involvement on each project, from concept through to completion, is paramount to our success and a key element of our corporate philosophy. We value our clients’ trust in our ability to deliver the highest standards in the industry. We seek to create outstanding and innovative designs that continue to surpass expectations, allowing us to remain leaders in our field.

What Our Clients Say

“Since early 2000, Rob Walter and the AME team have been working closely with the Regional District of Central Kootenay in an effort to reduce our carbon footprint from energy studies to new construction work. It has been a great pleasure to work with the AME team and we look forward to our future collaborations.”

General Manager of Community Services at Regional District of Central Kootenay
Joe Chirico

"The University of Calgary have been using AME’s mechanical services for several years now. AME have been very consistent in quality and have maintained or exceeded delivery schedules. They are prompt to responding to our requests during time-crushing situations. Principals are hands-on and reachable, we rely in their strong engineering expertise and continue to be extremely pleased with their knowledge, teamwork and ability to integrate with our facilities teams. We would, without reservation, recommend them to any and all potential clients."

Mechanical Engineer at Facilities- Campus Engineering, University of Calgary
Roger Hernandez

“We really enjoy working with AME’s experienced and dedicated team members. Their passion to develop the best solutions greatly contributes to the successful delivery of innovative projects.”

Architect at Republic Architecture Inc.
Rachael Alpern

“Kyle Keep and AME group are a pleasure to work with. They have provided the Edmonton Police Service with excellent technical consultation on difficult and highly specialized projects. Kyle has also provided a level of customer above and beyond my expectations on our projects. I look forward to future projects with Kyle and AME group.”

Architectural Technologist at Edmonton Police Service
Evan Poon

"AME Group is our first choice for mechanical engineering consultants. Marie-France and Eric’s team are easy to work with, solutions driven and consistently meet schedules."

Principal at Reotech Construction
Al Dietrich

"UBC Properties Trust has worked with various AME team members and principals on our institutional developments over the last 10 years.
Some of the successful Vancouver campus projects include the new Student Union Building, Aquatic Centre, Exchange Residence as well as the Skeena and Nechako Commons residence projects in Kelowna. We find the AME teams very attentive to our needs and they provide an excellent level of service. Our projects are typically complicated with many unique challenges. AME works with the client and key stakeholders to resolve issues as they arise throughout construction and to ensure a high-quality project is delivered."

Director of Development at UBC Properties Trust
Craig Shirra

Mechanical Services

AME provides the following services for new and existing buildings:

  • HVAC Engineering
  • Plumbing Engineering
  • Fire Protection Engineering
  • Control Systems Engineering and Integration
  • Building Optimization
  • Owners Advocate / Advisory
  • Mechanical Energy and Sustainability

Reports/Studies

AME provides reports and studies for the following:

  • Building Condition Assessments
  • Feasibility Studies
  • Energy Audits and Retrofits
  • Energy Incentive Studies
  • Mechanical life cycle studies
  • Building condition assessments
  • Depreciation reports
  • Energy and Carbon Incentive Studies
  • Water Conservation Studies
  • Thermal Comfort Surveys

Specialty

The following are a list of systems that require very specific strengths that AME has specialty experience providing:

  • Arena Refrigeration Plant and Ice Slab Design
  • Swimming Pool Hydraulics
  • Pool Filtration and Disinfection
  • Healthcare Systems
  • Medical Laboratories
  • Pharmaceutical and Research Laboratories
  • Reality Capture (3D Scanning)
  • Natural Ventilation Systems
  • Thermal Storage Systems
  • District Heating, Cooling, and Ambient Loops
  • Mission Critical Environments, Data Center, Telecommunication
  • Central Heating and Cooling Plants
  • Refrigeration system and Cold Storage design

Performance Modelling

We provide expertise related to building performance, including whole building energy modelling, thermal comfort analysis, embodied carbon analysis, and Passive House consulting.

New Building Energy Modelling

The AME Performance Team is one of the largest teams providing new building energy modelling services in Western Canada. We are involved in consulting for a diverse portfolio of residential, commercial, institutional, aquatic and recreation facilities. Our team participates in analysis typically to achieve code compliance, green rating system compliance, and incentive program goals. We work closely with the broader AME mechanical design team, exploring mechanical innovations.

AME Compass

To support analysis, AME has developed the Compass tool. The tool allows performance results of energy conservation measures to be compared, such as of the following: window performance, wall and roof assembly thermal performance, HVAC system options and efficiencies, lighting efficiencies, service water heating systems, and renewable energy resources. For each measure of interest, the design team identifies the range of possible scenarios that are to be studied, and each is analyzed. The results can then be reviewed together with respect to metrics such as energy cost, energy consumption, greenhouse gas use, and LEED performance. The Compass tool allows these results to be filtered interactively. An example image from the Compass tool follows.

Commissioning

The commissioning process ensures that completed buildings are operating in accordance with the Clients’ goals of a functional and efficient building in new and existing buildings. The following services are provided:

  • Commissioning authority
  • Commissioning agent
  • Retro-Commissioning
  • Re-Commissioning
  • Continuous Commissioning”

Our Approach

AME has experience as the commissioning authority and agent on a variety of project types, including specialty buildings such as laboratories, aquatic facilities and hospitals.
Our team takes a hands-on approach to the commissioning process by being involved with design reviews, equipment start-ups, controls point to point checks, documentation review, troubleshooting. The team is on site regularly reviewing the systems as they are being installed, during the balancing phase and completing testing and verification of the building.

Existing Buildings

AME can provide Retro-Commissioning and Re-Commissioning of existing buildings to optimize the building system operations or even in improving energy efficiency overall.

Building Energy Services

Our team brings a solid foundation of expertise and ingenuity to sustainably renew your existing buildings and assist in securing capital incentives to increase the ROI of your energy and carbon reduction upgrades. Our team believes that the most sustainable building is the one that already exists. At AME, our team’s purpose is to provide cost effective solutions to reduce our client’s carbon footprint while reducing operating costs. We achieve this by leveraging maintenance activities and life-cycle system replacements within our client’s capital plans along with assisting in securing capital incentives to maximize the return-on-investment for these upgrades.

Climate & Capital Renewal Roadmap

Leveraging replacement projects is often the most cost-effective approach to achieving substantial energy and carbon reduction in existing buildings. However, condition assessment and capital planning are often carried out independent of energy and carbon planning which can result in missed opportunities. At AME we work alongside our clients to develop a Climate & Capital Renewal Roadmap that integrates wholistic energy and carbon analysis into the condition assessment and capital planning exercise to best leverage operation and maintenance activities, along with end-of-life replacement projects to reduce both operating costs and carbon emissions. Coupled with available capital incentives, this approach succeeds in drastically improving the business case for energy and carbon reduction improvements.

Energy Services

Our extensive design and commissioning experience with complex mechanical systems across multiple building sectors sets us apart from other energy consultants. This experience allows us to identify and successfully implement practical, and high-impact solutions appropriate for each building.Our team also provides the following services for your existing facilities:

  • Energy and Water Assessments
  • Utility Incentive Studies (Fortis BC, Clean BC, and BC Hydro studies)
  • Full-service energy and carbon retrofits
  • Building Automation System (BAS) optimization and retrofit
  • Functional and Performance Commissioning
  • Measurement and Verification
  • Climate change adaption studies
  • Mechanical system assessments and assistance with capital planning

We are both BC Hydro Alliance Members and approved FortisBC Consultants and have successfully completed a large number of studies to secure capital incentives for our clients.