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Albert Head Cadet Training Centre - Energy Audits

Designing a pathway to decarbonization

  • 17


  • 81%

    GHG Reduction

  • Victoria, British Columbia

    Victoria, British Columbia

Analyzing building operations helps lead to taking action to reduce energy and emissions

Department of National Defence (DND) has sustainability initiatives aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions and energy consumption associated with its infrastructure holdings. This includes the Albert Head Cadet Training Facility, on the Canadian Forces Base (CFB) Esquimalt. DND through Defence Construction Canada (DCC) has engaged us to help perform American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) Level II energy audits for 17 buildings with varying typologies on the site.

We led a multi-disciplinary team made up of building performance specialists, and electrical and mechanical engineers. The team analyzed energy use in current building operations by reviewing utility billing data and site documentation as well as conducting extensive on-site walk-throughs of each building. We identified pathways with the potential for an estimated 51 percent reduction in energy usage and 81 percent reduction in greenhouse gas emissions. Energy conservation measures under consideration include upgrades to mechanical systems, building envelope, automation and controls, fuel switching, and renewable energy systems—in addition to water conservation systems, domestic hot water upgrades, heat recovery, and commercial cooking and process upgrades.

The DND/DCC has strategically selected measures to progress to the detailed design phase.

At a Glance

  • Defence Construction Canada (DCC)
Level II
Meet Our Team

Kyle Boyko, Building Performance Consultant

Delivering sustainability solutions that improve more than the bottom line is as important to us as it is to our clients.
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Stefan Schulson, Associate

Communication is key to the delivery of our projects—it’s integral to keeping our projects on track and delivered successfully.

Madison Maurice, Electrical Engineer in Training

Every day brings a chance to learn something new and gain experiences that contribute to making me better than I was the day before.
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Pranjal Dutta, Building Performance Consultant

I take great pride in actively working with my team to reimagine sustainable infrastructure and achieve our clients’ visions.
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Richard Cleveland, Electrical Engineer

Relationships are the backbone of any project. I strive to create a space where everyone can use their creativity to achieve a common goal.

Jose Luis Lopez, Senior Associate, Electrical Engineering Team Lead

It’s our responsibility to keep up with rapid industry advancements—I want to provide safe, cost-effective solutions that reduce risk.
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Kyle Boyko

Building Performance Consultant

Stefan Schulson


Madison Maurice

Electrical Engineer in Training

Pranjal Dutta

Building Performance Consultant

Richard Cleveland

Electrical Engineer

Jose Luis Lopez

Senior Associate, Electrical Engineering Team Lead

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