Special Studies and Collaborations 2017-06-28T21:24:06+00:00

Special Studies and Collaborations

We frequently integrate information and expertise from multiple subject areas into our analyses. For example, we have:

  • Adapted our macroeonomic model to represent how different industries use water as an input into production.
  • Integrated land use, transportation, energy, and economic modeling in order to analyze the potential for integrated policies to reduce urban energy use and air emissions.

Collaborating with other researchers

We also collaborate with other researchers, maintaining particularly close ties with the Energy and Materials Research Group and Sustainable Transportation Action Research Team at Simon Fraser University. This collaboration allows us to participate in leading academic research and contribute to student mentoring and supervision.

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Related Projects

  • Client: Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change
  • Completion Date: 2015

The Ontario Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change was considering a water pricing regime to encourage conservation of water in the province. We were contracted to estimate the amount of water that would be conserved by the pricing regime and its impact on economic activity. To conduct the analysis, we adapted GEEM to explicitly represent how different industries use water as an input into production.

  • Client: Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST)
  • Completion Date: 2010

QUEST is a non-profit organization interested in the development of communities that improve energy efficiency, enhance reliability, cut costs and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. We were contracted by QUEST to analyze the potential for integrated urban energy policies to reduce Canada’s urban energy use, greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutant emissions.  These types of policies are designed to increase urban density, direct development toward mixed use corridors serviced by rapid transit, and promote the use of district energy systems.  The study involved sequential analyses using land use, transport and district energy models, with the results integrated using the CIMS and GEEM models.

Our goal at Navius is to inform your decisions about energy and the environment.
Our goal at Navius is to inform your decisions about energy and the environment.
Our goal at Navius is to inform your decisions about energy and the environment.
Our goal at Navius is to inform your decisions about energy and the environment.