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Carbon Retrofits for BGIS

Feasibility studies to improve asset performance

  • Various Locations, Canada

    Various Locations, Canada

Retrofitting buildings for sustainability might just be the most important thing we’re not talking about.

Even if every new building were designed for net zero energy, we’d still be faced with the significant carbon footprint of North America’s existing buildings—the vast majority of which will still be in use fifty years from now. Retrofitting is key to decarbonizing the built environment and meeting our environmental goals.

When real estate management company Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS) wanted to understand the costs and steps involved in retrofitting their assets, they brought our teams in to complete feasibility studies. These studies include detailed energy assessments, building performance modeling, financial analysis, and performance engineering services.

In detailed feasibility studies on more than 30 BGIS managed buildings including offices, labs, data centers, and policing facilities across Canada, we are investigating design concepts that will bring each building closer to net zero carbon operations. These studies include 25-year life cycle cost analyses and recommendations for improving performance, which are essential for finding a pathway to carbon neutrality.

Building retrofits present design teams with complex challenges. But retrofits can result in a renewed asset that also produces less carbon, uses less energy, improves occupant health and well-being, and at the same time reduces costs less to own and operate. 

Meet Our Team

Antonino Lagana, Principal

I am thrilled to unravel the mysteries and learn evermore about this incredible property—energy—that is eternally converted in form but never created or destroyed.

Jeff Schroeder, Senior Principal, Buildings

For me, engineering is about providing a sense of confidence with integrity.
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Wahib Toulany, Associate, Sustainability Engineer

Energy and sustainable design are growing fields, and our work contributes to a healthier tomorrow with intelligent design today.
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Nick Ebbs, Sustainability Consultant

It is important that we feel passionate about what we do and that we contribute to society in a positive way.

Antonino Lagana


Jeff Schroeder

Senior Principal, Buildings

Wahib Toulany

Associate, Sustainability Engineer

Nick Ebbs

Sustainability Consultant

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