Energy Management: What’s New and What’s Next

Enercare's 3rd Annual Thought Leadership Event

Overview

Enercare’s 3rd annual Thought Leadership event, Energy Management: What’s New and What’s Next, explores energy conservation opportunities, the latest technologies and regulations shaping the multi-residential and commercial building management space.

Bringing together developers along with building owners and operators, this half day conference will cover topics including:

  • Internet of Things: Connected Devices Enabling Energy Management
  • Energy Management Strategies for MURB and Commercial Buildings
  • Preparing for Zero Net Energy Buildings
  • Regulatory Update: Bill 135, Climate Change Action Plan, and GHG Cap and Trade

 

Guest Speakers from:

  • Rycom
  • Aird & Berlis LLP
  • WSP Canada
  • Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)
  • PL Consulting Group

Event Details

Toronto Conference

October 26, 2016, 7:30 – 11:30AM

BMO Institute for Learning

3550 Pharmacy Ave, Toronto, M1W 3Z3
 

Ottawa Conference

November 2, 2016, 7:30 – 11:30AM

Brookstreet Hotel

525 Legget Drive, Ottawa, K2K 2W2

 

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Conference Agenda

Time Conference Agenda

7:30

Registration and Breakfast

8:15

Welcome

8:25

Internet of Things: Connected Devices Enabling Energy Management

Demitrius Marshall, VP, Technology & Professional Services, RYCOM

8:55

Energy Management Strategies for MURB and Commercial Buildings

Konrad Seemann, Director of Operations, PL Consulting Corp

9:25

Break

9:45

Preparing for Zero Net Energy Buildings

Greg Walker, Research Director, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

10:15

Regulatory Update: Introduction to Bill 135 & Environmental Policies Impacting Building Construction and Operations

David Stevens, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

Eric Chisholm, Technical Lead, Energy and Sustainability, WSP Canada

Steven Mogridge, Technical Lead, Energy and Sustainability, WSP Canada

10:45

Panel Discussion

11:30

Conference Closes

Guest Speakers

David Stevens
Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP

David practices in the area of regulatory and commercial litigation.

For more than 15 years, David has advised gas and electric utilities, and other participants in Ontario’s electricity market, on a wide range of regulatory and commercial issues, and regularly appears before the Ontario Energy Board (OEB). Among other things, David assists clients with ratemaking issues, policy consultations, compliance issues, licensing, Measurement Canada (MC) issues and regulatory strategy.

David often works with energy services providers to ensure that their business practices and documentation are compliant with relevant legal requirements, including those imposed by the OEB and by other government agencies (such as Consumer Services and MC).

Demitrius Marshall
Vice President of Technology and Professional Services, RYCOM

Demitrius Marshall is the Vice President of Technology and Professional Services at RYCOM TPM, responsible for development of technology solutions and long-term strategic planning for national companies such as Oxford, Morguard, Great West Life, Dundee and Cadillac Fairview in the property management market. As technologies that support building operations and management KPIs constantly evolve, keeping a thumb on strategy execution to ensure goals are realized is paramount. Demitrius has assisted property owners and managers over the past decade to create smart building strategies that include not only wired but also wireless and other building technologies. Demitrius focuses on strategy execution driven through business goals and has also worked with new developments to ensure that day-to-day activities mirror and support these strategies.

Eric Chisholm, P.Eng., CEM, LEED AP
Technical Lead, Energy and Sustainability, WSP Canada

Eric Chisholm, P.Eng., CEM, LEED AP applies his experience and keen interest in the energy performance market to instill green design approaches in North America’s built environment. Eric has extensive project experience, with a focus on the implementation of environmental and sustainable design practices in existing buildings. He has implemented and assessed potential for green building certification (LEED-EB) on over 50 million square feet of large real estate across Canada including Canada’s tallest building, First Canadian Place (Toronto).

Eric applies his mechanical engineering and building HVAC systems background to address building performance on facility types from malls to hospitals to office towers. Through energy audits, retro-commissioning investigations and strategic energy management he sets the course for facility owners to improve their environmental footprint while saving money. Eric was named an Emerging Leader in Canada’s 2016 Clean50.

Greg Walker
Research Director, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

Greg is an accomplished research and business operations professional with many years of experience in science research and strategic business planning for non-profit and Fortune 500 companies. His skill set includes: biomedical science and building science research, project management, financial forecasting, sales and marketing, contract negotiations, and personnel management.

Greg has worked directly with senior management (Directors, Vice Presidents, and CEOs) at various organizations including government research agencies, universities, hospitals, engineering firms, and private sector companies. He has also been a guest speaker at several industry conferences throughout North America and the world.

Greg holds a BA. and BSc. from the University of Windsor and an MSc. from Dalhousie University, and currently resides in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada.

Konrad Seemann
Director of Operations, PL Consulting Corp

Konrad Seemann is a Certified Energy Manager at PL Consulting Corp. He holds two diplomas in the fields of Electrical Engineering and Electronics Engineering for Robotics and Automation. Konrad is also an accredited CEM®, CBCP® (Certified Building Commissioning Professional), CEP® (Certified Energy Procurement Professional) and, CMVP (Certified Measurement & Verification Professional). His passion and comprehension of building technology and energy saving concepts have attributed to his distinguished recognition in the energy field.

To date, Konrad has helped over 620 commercial and residential facilities reduce their energy consumption through innovative energy-saving projects and operational adjustments. He is a firm believer that energy-saving projects not only help the environment, but complement businesses by reducing their operational expenses, aiding them in becoming more industry competitive.

Presentations

Internet of Things: Connected Devices Enabling Energy Management

Demitriu​s Marshall, VP, Technology & Professional Services, RYCOM

Energy Management is taking center stage in discussions and investments on and around consumption, sustainability, zero net energy buildings, costs and GHG emissions. These very important conversations are taking place among all stakeholders, from the single household owner to the enterprise executive who is guiding governance and investments around their energy strategy as part of the corporate and public commitment. Understanding where things are today, industry insights, what the trends are and the role of smart technology like Internet of Things megatrend, sensors, cloud based computing, analytics and fault detection are important pieces that will be discussed as part of this presentation.

View: "Internet of Things: Connected Devices Enabling Energy Management" Presentation

Energy Management Strategies for MURB and Commercial Buildings

Konrad Seemann, CEM, CBCP, PL Consulting Corp

You can’t manage what you don’t measure. This presentation by PL Consulting Corp will cover the use of energy audits and hydro bill analysis to understand the equipment and energy usage in your building. Energy audits, which include financials such as cost savings, incentives and estimated capital costs, equip building operators to make informed decisions on equipment replacement and operational adjustments. In addition to better understanding your building, this presentation will cover conservation measures such as intuitive automated controls which can effectively and significantly reduce overall consumption and increase your bottom line.

View: "Energy Management Strategies for MURB and Commercial Buildings" Presentation

Preparing for Zero Net Energy Buildings

Greg Walker, Research Director, Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA)

Commissioned by the Continental Automated Buildings Association (CABA), the Zero Net Energy Buildings research project examined strategies and technologies applied in large commercial and multi-unit buildings, to identify zero net energy (ZNE) best practices. Building automation systems and energy information systems in ZNE buildings were characterized and building occupants and owners were surveyed on the functionality and utilization of these systems. The results of this research can be used to value the system in relation to a ZNE outcome. This presentation, delivered by Greg Walker, Research Director at CABA, will provide an overview of the research results.

View: "Preparing for Zero Net Energy Buildings" Presentation

Regulatory Update: Introduction to Bill 135 & Environmental Policies Impacting Building Construction and Operations

David Stevens, Partner, Aird & Berlis LLP
Eric Chisholm, P.Eng., CEM, LEED AP, Technical Lead, Energy and Sustainability, WSP Canada
Steven Mogridge, P.Eng., CEM, CMVP, LEED AP, Technical Lead, Sustainability and Energy

Significant new regulations are moving to be implemented in Ontario, and each one may shape the way your property uses energy for years to come. The three major drivers of this change will be the Ontario's Climate Change Action Plan, Carbon Cap and Trade, and Energy Performance Disclosure regulations.

Ontario’s Cap and Trade System being implemented as of January 1, 2017 will add costs for all natural gas consumers, and will include reporting and compliance obligations for the largest consumers. On the other hand, the Climate Change Action Plan being funded by Cap and Trade could also provide opportunities for some building owners and operators.  

Around the same time as the Cap and Trade System begins, new reporting requirements for energy and water consumption will also come into force. These requirements will be set out in a new Regulation expected to be issued in response to changes to the Green Energy Act passed earlier this year in Bill 135. By 2019, the owners of all multi-residential buildings over 50,000 square feet will have to report energy, water and GHG emissions on an annual basis.

How will your day-to-day activities change? What preparation is needed to manage costs and risks to your business? How can you take advantage of upcoming opportunities? Speakers from Aird & Berlis LLP, a leading Canadian law firm, and WSP Canada, a technical and strategic professional services firm, will provide perspective on these important issues.

View: "Regulatory Update: Ontario’s New Cap and Trade System and Introduction to Bill 135" Presentation

View: "Impact of Environmental Policies to Building Construction and Operations" Presentation

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