Julie West, P.Eng, M.Eng, CEM, CMVP, LEED AP BD+C
Julie West started p3energy in 2015. Julie West is an Engineer based out of Vancouver, BC. Julie West has worked in new building construction, sustainable design, and energy retrofits for over 14 years. She is a Professional Engineer and has a Master’s of Clean Energy Engineering from the University of British Columbia (2014) and completed her undergraduate in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University. Currently Julie West is the Energy Manager for UBC (University of British Columbia), Vancouver campus and specializes in reducing laboratory and institutional energy use as well as energy master planning.
p3 energy provides sustainable building, renewable energy, and climate change mitigation solutions across Canada and the United States. We work closely with our clients to help them achieve their sustainable building, GHG, and energy reduction goals by reducing costs and incorporating measures with a positive business case for the project.We provide energy modelling services, 3rd party review, energy forecasts and analysis to determine where to focus efforts, as well as strategic energy planning for net zero projects.
As part of her work at UBC, Julie West has presented at a number of conferences in Canada and the US including the International Institute for Sustainable Laboratories (I2SL) and Sustainable Labs Canada (SLCan) on reducing energy consumption by 40% in new laboratory buildings. In 2021 she completed a net zero energy study for the campus’ district energy system and will be presenting at the Engineerings and Geoscientists BC Annual Conference (EGBC) in the fall. Julie West is also responsible for developing and maintaining the UBC’s Strategic Energy Management Plan.
Presentations and Publications
- Getting to Zero: Decarbonizing UBC’s District Energy System (EGBC, 2022)
- UBC’s Strategic Energy Management Plan (UBC, 2021)
- UBC’s Life Sciences Centre: Achieving a 35% Reduction in Energy Use from UBC’s Largest Laboratory (SLCan, 2016)
- UBC’s Life Sciences Centre: Achieving a 35% Reduction in Energy Use from UBC’s Largest Laboratory Building through Low Cost Optimization and Waste Heat Recovery (I2SL, 2018)
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