Solutions customized.

Our solutions may be broad, but the depth of our experience as individuals and as a team is equally impressive. That’s the value we offer clients – our ability to address a range of needs with unmatched expertise. For whatever challenges you may have in electrical engineering, architectural lighting design, carbon + renewables, or information + communications technology, we will find a solution that works for you.

 
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ELECTRICAL ENGINEERING.

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:

Design

  • 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

Testing

  • 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

  • Elevator modernizations

  • Busduct replacements

  • End of life electrical equipment replacements

 
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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. 

Photovoltaics

We have experience and expertise in designing PV systems that can be installed on:

  • Roofs of existing and new buildings

  • Carports

  • 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). 

 
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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.

  • Procurement Review

  • On-Site Hot Aiming

  • 3D Photorealistic Renderings

  • 3D Space Modeling

  • Realtime Visualizations (Archvis)

  • Virtual Reality

  • Custom Luminaire Design

Lighting Services

  • Conceptual Design

  • Artificial Lighting Calculations

  • Daylight Lighting Calculations

  • Lighting Layouts

  • Luminaire Specification and Schedules

  • Shop Drawing Review

  • ASHRAE Calculations

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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.  

Planning

  • Retrofit existing facilities to Smart Space standards

  • Organizational changes – Smart Buildings deployment

Construction

  • Project Management

  • Procurement

  • Complete construction oversight

  • IT and System Programing

  • Commissioning of IT Infrastructure and building systems

Operations

  • Ongoing performance monitoring and recommissioning

Strategy

  • Strategic goal setting – Smart Buildings

  • Client-specific Smart Building strategic plans

  • Smart Building operational strategies

  • Revenue generation planning

  • Business case including ROR

  • Implementation strategies

  • Existing facility assessment

  • Operational benchmarks for existing and new facilities

  • Change management – Smart Buildings

Design

  • 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

 
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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

We are committed to supporting regions, municipalities, and provinces as an active participant in encouraging the adoption of electric vehicles. Because we have researched EV infrastructure, shaped electrical code, and written reports and guides for EV charging, our experience provides us with an in-depth understanding of both the challenges and next steps for EV charging infrastructure. AES is uniquely equipped to design solutions that will change the future of transportation.