Powering your operations.
Electrical engineering is the bread and butter of our business. From large design-build projects to tenant improvement projects, we produce designs that consider efficiency, flexibility, redundancy, and maintainability alongside sustainability and cost. Robust electrical systems should lower maintenance and materials costs, reduce energy expenses, and minimize a facility’s carbon footprint over its lifespan.
We are amped (pun intended) on getting the details right, so your design concept is fully realized. Our consulting services include:
Application of energy codes (ASHRAE & NECB) electrical items
Application of building code electrical items
Application of Canadian Electrical Code electrical items
Electrical base building consulting services
Electrical systems for new construction
Electrical systems for renovations and additions
Electrical systems for tenant improvements
Witness testing of equipment
Commissioning and start-up of electrical equipment
Integrated life safety testing
Assessments, Studies & Advisory Services
Arc flash studies
Electrical system building assessments
Electrical coordination studies
Electrical due diligence reviews
Building electrical capacity studies
Electrical energy studies
Advisory services for use of overseas electrical equipment
Legal casework involving electrical installations
Base Building Upgrades
Generator replacement and installation
Electrical vehicle charging stations
End of life electrical equipment replacements
CARBON + RENEWABLE SOLUTIONS.
Building a cleaner future.
Sustainability makes sense for the environment, and in many cases, for clients financially. We are experienced in the design of renewable power generation systems, including wind energy and solar photovoltaic (PV) cells. Many of our electrical designs go beyond the objective of efficiency to meet the demanding requirements of NetZero Energy, NetZero Carbon, and the Living Building Challenge.
Our design methods reflect our belief in looking holistically at a building’s design and working closely with all project team members to produce a building that is truly sustainable.
We have experience and expertise in designing PV systems that can be installed on:
Roofs of existing and new buildings
Façade of a building as horizontal shading devices
Integrated into the building envelope
Ground mounted structures
Prior to installation, we will assess the site and load (in conjunction with a structural engineer) and provide our clients with a detailed feasibility study outlining design and operational requirements, including the payback period.
We can provide both grid-tied and off-grid systems (with battery storage).
ARCHITECTURAL LIGHTING DESIGN.
Illuminating your space.
The importance of lighting on both the aesthetic and practical use of a space cannot be overstated. Lighting is what amplifies color, form, and the materials in a space. When carefully implemented, the addition of light or shadow can create a powerful feeling that transforms the experience of a beautifully designed space.
We have a highly skilled team of in-house talent consisting of visualization specialists, lighting designers, and lighting artists to provide project execution services for architectural, commercial, and residential interiors and exteriors, as well as landscape and public realm built environments. Our solutions enhance architectural details, create the desired aesthetic mood, and enhance the functional aspects of facilities, while respecting budget limitations.
AES was honored to receive the 2016 Special Citation and 2015 Award of Excellence for Interior Lighting Design from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America, a competition that brings together projects from all over the world.
Our lighting practice is product agnostic and is supported by proof of concept, work experience, and our professional liability insurance. Our professional accreditation includes Certified lighting Designer (CLD) and International Association of Lighting Designers (IALD). We design to IESNA Recommended Practices, LEED, ASHRAE 90.1, International Dark Sky Association, and WELL Building Standard.
Our services encompass all phases of the design process from Schematic Design, Design Development, Construction Documents, and Bidding, to Construction Administration.
On-Site Hot Aiming
3D Photorealistic Renderings
3D Space Modeling
Realtime Visualizations (Archvis)
Custom Luminaire Design
Artificial Lighting Calculations
Daylight Lighting Calculations
Luminaire Specification and Schedules
Shop Drawing Review
INFORMATION + COMMUNICATIONS TECHNOLOGY.
Connecting your people and data.
In a digital world, connectivity is mission critical, and IoT (Internet of Things) is transforming the way we live and work. Our ICT Specialists can help you develop high performing, intelligent digital buildings that respond to user needs and preferences, increase efficiency, help reduce operating costs, and provide better data for decision making.
ICT includes the complete wired and wireless environment (structured cabling and network infrastructure) such as physical security, audio visual systems, paging lighting controls, building maintenance systems, telephones, active network data systems, and industry-specific specialty systems. The collection and integration of data from all of these systems was, until recently, siloed. By integrating data from various systems, we can now achieve deeper insights and a level of automation that was previously unavailable.
Retrofit existing facilities to Smart Space standards
Organizational changes – Smart Buildings deployment
Complete construction oversight
IT and System Programing
Commissioning of IT Infrastructure and building systems
Ongoing performance monitoring and recommissioning
Strategic goal setting – Smart Buildings
Client-specific Smart Building strategic plans
Smart Building operational strategies
Revenue generation planning
Business case including ROR
Existing facility assessment
Operational benchmarks for existing and new facilities
Change management – Smart Buildings
Base line client specific design and construction specification
Building specific design and construction specification
Detailed “building systems” integration strategies and operational matrix
Logical security recommendations
EV CHARGING INFRASTRUCTURE.
Electrifying your transportation.
Our world is moving toward sustainability, and Canada is a global leader in targeting sustainable development goals. With goals to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and rely on environmentally responsible fuel sources, electric vehicles (EVs) are the future of green transportation.
EV adoption is a prerequisite to meeting greenhouse gas emission reduction targets and achieving a sustainable future. AES specializes in the design of EV charging systems, and has been involved in:
Design of numerous EV charging systems for both residential and commercial facilities
Development of EV charging requirements with municipalities
Research projects on EV charging systems
Pilot projects for EV charging systems
Initiation of electrical code changes to facilitate efficient EV charging system design
Development of EV charging guides, which have been widely disseminated
Participation in the “EV charging industry" with regular communications with like-minded companies and organizations