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  It is only by testing our theories in the field that we can achieve real and tangible results.

Laurier Nichols

Senior Principal

Longueuil, Quebec

Laurier has spent more than 40 years working in the institutional, industrial, and commercial sectors. A leader in the field of building mechanics, he is a specialist in consumption diagnosis; energy needs and feasibility studies; and design and implementation of ventilation, air conditioning, and heating systems.

Continually on the lookout for factors leading to energy loss, Laurier has developed advanced expertise in the detailed analysis of consumption cycle thermodynamics. He is particularly interested in future networks for building heating, such as photovoltaic panels or geothermal energy.

According to him, the future of the profession lies in the use and refinement of analytical models and consumption diagnostic studies, as well as in the definition of energy-saving assumptions related to scenarios for the implementation of new equipment.

For his involvement in the HVAC (heating, ventilation, and air conditioning) field, Laurier has been awarded the title of Fellow of the American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE). Holding LEED accreditation, he is also a member of the Sustainable Development Advisory Council (SDAC).

Among his noteworthy achievements, Laurier has contributed to the design of mechanical facilities for the École Le Tournant school in Saint-Constant, opening the door to substantial energy savings thanks to the installation of an 18-well geothermal system. This project won awards from ASHRAE, the Canadian GeoExchange Coalition, and Natural Resources Canada’s Office of Energy Efficiency.

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