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The EcoOpera EMIS solution offers software, hardware, and professional services that provide the most mature and scalable solutions to help you meet your energy cost-reduction and facility-operation goals. EcoOpera is releasing a whole family of software service products: EcoDAS, EcoKiosk, EcoTrack, EcoOptimizer, Eco LEED M&V, and EcoQuest. These products are used for energy and control system data, acquisition, archiving, monitoring, analyzing, targeting, and reporting. For more information, please visit our web page: www.cesgroup.ca.



CES Group and EcoOpera Systems are proud to introduce EcoTrack, our flagship module of Energy Management and Information System (EMIS) software-as-a-service suite EcoCEO! Designed to answer the question “How is my Building Portfolio Performing?”, EcoTrack provides clear performance metrics for comparing energy usage with national benchmarks and normalized historical performance. EcoTrack is a complete Measurement and Verification (M&V) software tool that accurately measures energy savings based on advanced statistical modelling techniques, verifying the return-on-investment of energy management programs and upgrades. Other capabilities include – utility consumption breakdown by energy, cost and emissions, full utility cost breakdown for bill verification, projected annual performance, savings and energy-use-intensity, portfolio buildings energy-intensity ranking, and energy-use daily, weekly and monthly profiles.



The City of Toronto awarded CES with the contract for measuring and validating seasonal efficiencies of four large heating and cooling plants, as a case study for the expansion of the Exhibition Place tri-generation district energy system. Four large hospitality buildings up to one million square feet each, with chiller plants ranging from 600 to 2000 tons were selected for these projects. This case study shall determine differences between theoretical “as built” plant seasonal efficiencies, and real life, as operated -seasonal efficiencies.



This summer, CES Vancouver moved to a great new office space. Located in Burnaby’s Canada Way Business Park, the 5800 square foot open-concept space is constructed to showcase innovations in sustainable technologies. This office will serve as EcoOpera Systems’ information hub, and as the customer training centre. The latest advancements in the EMIS software (as developed by the EcoOpera R&D group) are continuously on display.



EcoOpera Systems is providing the data acquisition and analytics for CES Engineering’s Monitoring-Based Commissioning (MBCx) process on several high performance LEED buildings. MBCx is a holistic and comprehensive optimization process that combines strategies from Commissioning, Measurement and Verification, and Energy Engineering to identify and implement optimal building operations for maximum energy performance and occupant satisfaction. Using site-installed data acquisition systems (DAS), EcoCEO is monitoring hundreds of data points per building (including numerous energy sub-meters) and producing building and mechanical systems performance metrics that streamline the commissioning process. Analyzing buildings at this level of detail allows for the identification of truly optimal operations performance.

Current projects include:

  • The Centre for Excellence in Clean Energy Technology (CECET), Northern Lights College
    • Certified LEED Platinum
  • St. Mary’s Hospital, Vancouver Coastal Health
    • Targeting LEED Gold
  • Artists for Kids Gallery and SD44 Head Office, North Vancouver School District
    • Targeting LEED Gold
  • Carson Graham Secondary School, North Vancouver School District
    • Targeting LEED Gold
  • Abbotsford Collegiate Secondary School, Abbotsford School District
    • Targeting LEED Gold
  • University Hill Secondary School, Vancouver School District
    • Targeting LEED Gold
  • 1025 Robson Street, Retail Space in Vancouver BC
    • Targeting LEED Silver
  • Centre of Newton, Office and Retail Building in Surrey BC
    • Targeting LEED Gold
  • Prince George RCMP Municipal Facility , City of Prince George
    • Targeting LEED Gold