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May 28 ± 29, 2012

A PERSONAL MESSAGE FROM THE PREMIER On behalf of the Government of Ontario, I am delighted to extend greetings to all those attending the eighth annual Energy Matters Summit, hosted by the Region of Peel. As Ontarians, as Canadians, and as global citizens, we share a common goal ² to create a better world for present and future generations. Here in Ontario, we have made and continue to make significant progress in achieving our goal of providing citizens with sustainable and affordable energy. 7KLV\HDU¶VPXFK-anticipated summit offers participants the chance to explore innovative ways to help consumers manage energy costs, control consumption and provide them with a sustainable and renewable energy supply. As well, industry experts and stakeholders will have the opportunity to come together to discuss pressing issues and the latest developments in the energy industry. I commend everyone in attendance, and I thank the organizers, partners and sponsors. By working together, we can find solutions that will build prosperity and ensure a healthier, sustainable future for our children, our communities and our province. Please accept my sincere best wishes for a highly successful summit.

Dalton McGuinty Premier

Message from the Premier

MESSAGE 2012 EMS Summit Program Regional Chair and CEO’s Message It is my pleasure, as Peel Regional Chair to welcome you to the eighth Annual Energy Matters Summit. One of the priorities for Peel Regional Council is to protect, enhance and restore the environment. This Summit creates a great opportunity for dialogue between local governments, public and private sectors as they share and learn about energy management practices, while taking ownership of environmental initiatives. This year’s theme, Building Partnerships for a Sustainable Energy Future, focuses on enhancing our understanding of how energy choices and changes can affect resource lifetimes. We will also look at the tools and information necessary to make informed energy management decisions. I encourage all of you to take the best the Energy Matters Summit has to offer. I am sure you will find unique solutions to harness in each of your organizations or communities to achieve a sustainable energy future. I want to take this opportunity to thank the sponsors and organizers — including the Energy Matters Summit Team at the Region of Peel — who worked in partnership with the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). On behalf of Regional Council and our Region of Peel’s Energy Matters Summit Team, I welcome all of you to this conference. I am confident that the Energy Matters Summit will inspire all of us to work together to secure a sustainable energy future. Sincerely,

Emil Kolb Peel Regional Chair

Energy Matters Summit Mission The Energy Matters Summit is an interactive forum designed to foster energy management collaboration and best practices that make today’s communities greener places to live, work and invest.

Energy Matters Summit Objective The Energy Matters Summit endeavours to showcase how local governments, public and private sector organizations from around the world are using energy management practices to build sustainable communities, and take ownership of environmental initiatives. We aim to: • Offer an interactive setting to discuss the latest in contemporary energy and environmental topics. • Share and highlight your organization’s energy strategies and environmental achievements. • Introduce and explore leading edge energy technologies. • Analyze the most innovative models for energy management. • Connect with public and private sector experts to establish key partnerships that will shape tomorrow’s new perspective on energy in sustainable urban development.



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Session Chair Session Chair – Integrated Community Energy Solutions Brent Gilmour In his role as Executive Director for Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST), Brent Gilmour MCIP, RPP is responsible for advancing the implementation of the QUEST vision and providing the overall leadership for the successful deployment of research and education to support Integrated Community Energy Systems in Canada. Brent was involved with the initial launch of QUEST in 2007 when he was with the Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) in the capacity of Vice President, Urban Solutions. Prior to joining the CUI, Brent was the Strategic Coordinator responsible for the establishment of the University of Toronto's Sustainability Office (USO) and was an independent research consultant specializing in community energy innovation. Brent is a registered professional planner with more than seven years of specialized knowledge in the areas of integrated community energy, transportation and land-use planning; downtown revitalization; and, public infrastructure investment. He is a passionate champion for sustainable development and is active in many issues that are advancing Canada's productivity and urban advantage. He is a strong advocate for competitive, resilient and integrated energy planned communities and competitive fiscal policy. Along with his work at QUEST, Brent has remained active in the industry and with community engagement. He has served on several boards, including EcoSpark (formerly Citizens' Environment Watch) where he is past chair and is the recent outgoing chair of Recent Graduates for Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Brent holds a Masters of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto and is an alumnus of Massey College.

Session Chair – Smart Grid Dr. Ian Rowlands Dr. Ian Rowlands is a Professor in Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo. He is also the Associate Dean (Research) in the University's Faculty of Environment (to December 2009) and an Associate Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (to December 2009). Prof. Rowlands is cross-appointed to the Department of Political Science and the Global Governance Programme (University of Waterloo). Dr. Rowlands has research and teaching interests in the areas of energy management strategies and policy, international environmental relations and corporate environmentalism. His research has been published in many international journals, including Energy Policy, Environmental Politics, Renewable Energy, Review of Policy Research and Business Strategy and the Environment. Dr. Rowlands was one of the Canadian representatives to the International Energy Agency - Demand Side Management Program's Task XIII on 'Demand Response'. He has also served as a member of the Ontario Power Authority's Advisory Group on Sustainability Matters (in preparation of the Integrated Power System Plan) and its Conservation Business Stakeholder Advisory Group. Dr. Rowlands' present research activities include his participation in the national 'Solar Buildings Research Network' ( and his leadership of a multi-partner project supported by the Ontario Centre for Energy entitled 'Energy Hub Management System: Enabling and Empowering Energy Managers Through Increased Information and Control'



Session Chair - Building Energy Efficiency Ian Jarvis Ian Jarvis has been President of Enerlife Consulting since 2001, and is a leader in the fields of energy efficiency, green buildings and sustainable communities. From 1992-1999 he was CEO of Rose Technology Group, a leading energy performance contractor responsible for several of the largest energy retrofit projects in North America. Ian was the founding chair of the Canada Green Building Council from 2003-2007, and served as a director of Milton Hydro, one of the most progressive local electric distribution utilities in Ontario, from 2000-2007. Ian is a member of the National Advisory Council on Energy Efficiency, and of the Minister's Advisory Committee which advises the Ontario Minister of Energy.

Session Chair – Energy in Sustainability Ersilia Serafini Ersilia Serafini (representing Environmental) is the CEO of Summerhill. Since 1993, Summerhill has been instrumental in creating a diverse offering of strategic initiatives that have addressed a variety of policy and environmental priorities in Canada and the United States. Summerhill develops and execute profitable strategies that move the market toward better choices for consumers and the environment. Summerhill is based in Toronto (with offices in New York, Montreal and Regina), and has 50 full time staff and over 2200 part-time program representatives employed for program delivery across Canada. Ersilia Serafini is a recognized leader in public engagement and outreach - responsible for creating and managing some of the most innovative and effective social marketing programs on air quality and climate change in Canada.

Session Chair – Energy in Sustainability Julia Dalla Rosa Julia has over five years of experience in electricity conservation and transportation demand management fields working with businesses, retailers, utilities, institutions and communities to design, implement and evaluate multiple award-winning campaigns. These include Toronto Hydro's Take a Load Off Toronto clothesline campaign, and SaskPower's Exchange for the Better seasonal LED and halogen floor lamp exchange campaign. Julia has completed an eight month secondment to Toronto Hydro, working in-house on their residential conservation demand management portfolio of programs. At Summerhill, Julia has overseen many of our large utility client accounts including SaskPower, Ontario Power Authority and Toronto Hydro, as well as overseen Retail Council of Canada and contributed to multiple retail accounts.


DAY ONE Monday, May 28 7:15-8:30am


10:00-11:00am 11:00-12:15pm

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Registration and Breakfast Opening Remarks and Keynote Addresses Region of Peel The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources Canada The Honourable Christopher Bentley, Ontario Minister of Energy Tradeshow Exhibition and Technology Presentations Morning Refreshments Workshop Session # 1 Integrated Community Energy Systems and Solutions (ICES) and Community Planning Brenda Osborne Robb Kerr Brent Gilmour Performance Metrics, Standards and Conservation Potential Linda Weichel Norm Vezina Bernie McIntyre Envisioning the Future Smart Grid Paul Murphy Dr. Ian Rowlands Integrating Energy and Sustainability into Organizational Culture Bryan Leslie Edward Rubinstein Darryl Neate Plated Lunch Workshop Session # 2 Bio-Energy Opportunities Tom Chessman Christopher Rees Ed Seaward Using Real Data to Guide Energy Efficiency Ron Lowe Mark Twardowski Dale Pyne Mark Halkias Gavin Maher System-Thinking for Triple Bottom Line Benefits Claudio Canizares Ben Marans Making a Renewable Energy Roadmap for Your Organization Graham Seaman Shawn Cronkwright Tradeshow Exhibition and Technology Presentations Afternoon Refreshments Keynote Address Alex Steffen Race to Reduce Cocktail and Networking Reception

DAY TWO Tuesday, May 29 7:30-8:30am 8:30-9:30am 9:30-10:45am Berton 1 and 2

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Pinsent 1 and 2

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Registration and Breakfast Opening Remarks and Keynote Address Region of Peel Dr. Atif Morad Workshop Session # 3 Inter-Seasonal Heating and Cooling Bill Wong Julian Boyle The Impact of Government Policy on Energy Efficiency Marion Fraser Phil Jago Walter Matias Julia McNally Technology-Human Interfaces Greg A. Jamieson Dean Mountain Integrating Energy Management into a Sustainability Plan Alida Saleh Melanee Short Harri Somanlall Tradeshow Exhibition and Technology Presentations Morning Refreshments Workshop Session # 4 Building the Thermal Grid Richard Laszlo Richard Damecour Fernando Carou Building Services Industry – Adapting to a New Reality Edwin Lim Ed Evans Gerry Faubert Mike Da Silva Jr. Rick Williams Eric Langford When the Smart Grid Rubber Hits the Road (Pilot Projects) Dan McGillivray David Curtis Spencer Wood Ivano Labricciosa Mark Schembri Developing Effective Partnerships and Valuable Collaborations Susan Wakutz Faizal Karmali Buffet Lunch Panel Discussion and Closing Remarks Session Chairs’ Call for Action Region of Peel Tradeshow Exhibition and Technology Presentations Afternoon Refreshments



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Keynote Address Room: Cohen Ballroom The Honourable Joe Oliver, Minister of Natural Resources Canada The Honourable Joe Oliver was appointed Minister of Natural Resources on May 18, 2011. Prior to his election to Parliament, Mr. Oliver had a career in the investment banking industry. He began his investment banking career at Merrill Lynch, and served in senior positions at other investment dealers and as Executive Director of the Ontario Securities Commission. He was then appointed President and Chief Executive Officer of the Investment Dealers Association of Canada. He also played a prominent role as Chair of the Advisory Committee of the International Council of Securities Associations and as Chair of the Consultative Committee of the International Association of Securities Commissions. A graduate of the Directors Education Program at the Rotman School of Management, he was also a member of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Business Valuators and sat on the board of the Canadian Securities Institute Research Foundation. Mr. Oliver is an active member of his community and volunteers for various charities in Canada and abroad. He served as Chair of the Prostate Cancer Research Foundation of Canada for four years and as a member of the Board of Directors at Mount Sinai Hospital. Mr. Oliver obtained both his Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Civil Law at McGill University. He was called to the Quebec Bar and later graduated with an MBA from the Harvard Graduate School of Business.

Keynote Address Room: Cohen Ballroom The Honourable Christopher Bentley, Ontario Minister of Energy The Honourable Chris Bentley was elected to the Ontario legislature in 2003, 2007 and 2011. On October 20, 2011, Bentley was appointed Minister of Energy. He has previously served as Attorney General, Minister of Aboriginal Affairs, Minister of Training, Colleges and Universities and Minister of Labour. Bentley is a lawyer who practiced criminal and labour law for almost 25 years. For 10 of those years he also taught part-time at the University of Western Ontario Law School, where he helped to establish the Law School Careers Office. Active in the London community, Bentley was the first chairperson and an organizing committee member of Neighbourhood Legal Services London and Middlesex, a legal clinic established in London to assist low-income clients. Bentley attended the University of Western Ontario and received his law degree from the University of Toronto Law School in 1979. He was called to the Ontario bar in 1981 and later obtained a masters-level degree from Cambridge University in England. Bentley’s home is in London. He and his wife, Wendy, have two daughters. An avid runner, he is a regular participant in charity runs. He has run three Boston marathons.


DAY ONE Workshop Session # 1 11:00-12:15pm Room: Berton 1 and 2 Integrated Community Energy Systems and Solutions (ICES) and Community Planning Workshop Abstract: Decisions we make today about land use and various infrastructures will inevitably impact our future. For these reasons, better integration of infrastructures and systems need to address energy end-use in order to lead to more sustainable places to live, work and play. This session will explore integrated community energy systems and solutions (ICES) and what it means to design and build sustainable communities.

Moderator: Brenda Osborne, City of Mississauga Brenda Osborne is the Manager of Environment with the City of Mississauga where she provides leadership and manages environmental sustainability issues, goals, strategies and policies for the City. Ensuring interdepartmental cooperation and strategic alignment across the corporation is a key focus of her position and something the City’s first environmental sustainability plan, known as the Living Green Master Plan, is being designed to support. Brenda has almost thirty years experience leading environmental management programs for local government including work in Ontario, Alberta and British Columbia. Before joining the City of Mississauga in 2010, Brenda was the Director of Community Programs in the Office of Environment and Energy with the City of Edmonton, a position that included leading the City’s community greenhouse gas emission reduction program. Brenda has a Bachelor degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo and a Certificate in Public Relations from the University of Victoria.

Speaker # 1: Rob Kerr, City of Guelph Rob Kerr is Guelph's Corporate Manager, Community Energy. He holds a Bachelor degree in physics and environmental studies and has over 25 years experience working in the field of energy management, with a unique mix of private sector understanding and a strong background in public service. In addition to working for recognizable energy management providers such as Honeywell Ltd., Rob has worked for energy-service subsidiaries of Toronto Hydro and Hydro Quebec. He has worked in energy-related program delivery for both the provincial and federal governments. The majority of Rob's career has focused on local governments and community sustainability initiatives, as the Energy Management Coordinator for the City of Mississauga, or the Director of the Canadian Office for the International Council for Local Environmental Initiatives. Rob will represent the City of Guelph as a cornerstone partner in a community-wide effort to implement Guelph’s Community Energy Initiative.

Presentation Abstract: The presentation will provide an overview of successes and lessons learned in three key areas: • The importance and tangible economic benefits of stakeholder cooperation and innovation facilitated by the governance provided through the Mayor’s Task Force on Community Energy. • The effect of integrating the CEI into City planning processes that support intensification and job creation targets established through the Government of Ontario’s Places to Grow process. • The economic advantage provided by the CEI to the City of Guelph in the evolution of its Economic Development strategies. The presentation will also review the fundamental strategies in place to ensure ongoing attraction of investment in emerging markets for thermal, renewable and efficiency technologies.


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DAY ONE Speaker # 2: Brent Gilmour, QUEST In his role as Executive Director for Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST), Brent Gilmour MCIP, RPP is responsible for advancing the implementation of the QUEST vision and providing the overall leadership for the successful deployment of research and education to support Integrated Community Energy Systems in Canada. Brent was involved with the initial launch of QUEST in 2007 when he was with the Canadian Urban Institute's (CUI) in the capacity of Vice President, Urban Solutions. Prior to joining the CUI, Brent was the Strategic Coordinator responsible for the establishment of the University of Toronto's Sustainability Office (USO) and was an independent research consultant specializing in community energy innovation. Brent is a registered professional planner with more than seven years of specialized knowledge in the areas of integrated community energy, transportation and land-use planning; downtown revitalization; and, public infrastructure investment. He is a passionate champion for sustainable development and is active in many issues that are advancing Canada's productivity and urban advantage. He is a strong advocate for competitive, resilient and integrated energy planned communities and competitive fiscal policy. Along with his work at QUEST, Brent has remained active in the industry and with community engagement. He has served on several boards, including EcoSpark (formerly Citizens' Environment Watch) where he is past chair and is the recent outgoing chair of Recent Graduates for Trinity College at the University of Toronto. Brent holds a Masters of Science in Planning from the University of Toronto, a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the University of Toronto and is an alumnus of Massey College.

Presentation Abstract: Canadian communities are at a crossroads. Municipalities are faced with an incredible challenge but one that should be seen as a momentous opportunity. By seizing the opportunity to take an integrated approach to community energy systems, Canadian municipalities will be well positioned to manage energy costs, greenhouse gas emissions, and to adapt to our changing climate while delivering the services that Canadians want and need. QUEST – Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow - is undertaking to advance actions that will support Canada’s 5400 communities to operate with an integrated energy system and to consider how energy is supplied and consumed in all sectors including transportation, land-use planning, industry, water and waste management. This presentation will provide more details on what QUEST is doing to advance Integrated Community Energy Solutions (ICES) in Ontario and how your organization can contribute to achieving the QUEST vision.



Workshop Session # 1 11:00-12:15pm Room: Berton 3 and 4 Performance Metrics, Standards and Conservation Potential Workshop Abstract: Benchmarking is beginning to unlock the considerable potential for deep energy and water use savings in buildings. The advent of LEED certification since 2000 has been a key driver of building performance, using the EPA’s Energy Star benchmarking as its foundation. Over the same timeframe, Toronto & Region Conservation’s Living City programming has focused on benchmarking performance of municipal, hospital and school buildings. In 2008 the Canada Green Building Council’s national pilot projects helped establish the most in-depth database of building performance in North America. Today, Ontario is benchmarking all of its schools, and CivicAction’s Greening Greater Toronto and its Race to Reduce is using benchmarking to help office landlords and tenants work towards higher levels of energy efficiency. Learn how benchmarking is identifying top-performing buildings, design standards for new buildings and retrofits, and best practices for achieving and sustaining high performance.

Speaker # 1: Linda Weichel, CivicAction Linda Weichel brings 20 years experience at Canada's largest employee-owned public relations firm, Media Profile, to her position as Vice President, Partnerships, CivicAction. Linda is leading CivicAction’s newest initiative that champions a regional transportation system along with the means to pay for it. She also oversees CivicAction's environmental initiative, Greening Greater Toronto, and its projects including the Race to Reduce, that is engaging commercial landlords and tenants to reduce energy use by 10% by 2014. Linda brings to her work knowledge of the financial services and real estate sectors and environmental communications experience with private, public, and non-profit organizations, and has successfully advanced public policy objectives over two decades, particularly at the municipal level. Linda encourages vibrant, walkable neighbourhoods as an advisory committee member of neighbourhood walking tour phenomenon Jane's Walk.

Speaker # 2: Norm Vezina, York Catholic District School Board Norm Vezina received a Bachelor degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Ottawa. Currently, he is the Senior Manager of Environmental & Office Services Department at the York Catholic District School Board. Using a strong energy conservation focus on three key areas - building design, operation/maintenance, and occupant behaviour - Norm has integrated best practices with innovative initiatives to drastically reduce the board’s energy consumption. In 2008, the Ministry of Education recognized Norm’s strong energy management leadership in the education sector and appointed him the Energy Conservation Officer. In this role, he leads the Energy Management and Conservation Initiative, promotes identified best practices, capitalizes on energy incentives, supports sector initiatives and reviews energy procurement options to reduce energy consumption across the sector. This includes the development of a Utility Consumption Database to provide all school boards across the province with the information necessary to develop and implement efficient energy strategies.

Speaker # 3: Bernie McIntyre, Toronto and Region Conservation Authority Bernie McIntyre is the Manager of Community Transformation with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). In his current role, Bernie is responsible for developing and leading a variety of sector based sustainability programs including Greening Health Care, Greening Retail, Mayors’ Megawatt Challenge, Bio-methane and District Energy Research, Carbon Neutral City Planner, and others. In addition Bernie is responsible for managing the TRCA’s Corporate Social Responsibility program. Bernie has more than 20 years experience working in the field of environmental science including environmental assessment and the development of biological treatment in the mining industry, resource management with the federal and provincial governments, and watershed management with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority. Bernie has received his Bachelor degree in Zoology and his Masters from the University of Manitoba. He is a published author with 14 journal articles and government reports to his credit.


DAY ONE Workshop Session # 1 Room: Pinsent 1 and 2 Envisioning the Future Smart Grid


Workshop Abstract: What is the potential of the smart grid? What does the smart grid tangibly look like for the public sector? This workshop will provide delegates with answers to these questions as well as an introduction to the smart grid space. As Ontario moves forward with smart grid development, there are several opportunities for Ontario public sector consumers such as actively managing electric vehicle charging, energy monitoring a fleet of buildings and working with both time-of-use and market prices for electricity. Dr. Ian Rowlands will interview IESO President and CEO Paul Murphy who is also Chair of the Ontario Smart Grid Forum and also seek questions and discussion from the audience.

Speaker # 1: Paul Murphy, IESO Paul Murphy is the President and CEO of the Independent Electricity System Operator. Under Mr. Murphy, Ontario's IESO is responsible for overseeing the safe and reliable operation of Ontario's bulk electrical system - one of the most diversified, reliable and efficient in the world. The organization also oversees the IESO-administered wholesale electricity markets. Previously, as Chief Operating Officer, Mr. Murphy led the IESO through the opening of the market and the recovery from the 2003 blackout. He has worked in the operation and planning of Ontario’s electrical system for over 30 years and in the development of competitive markets for the last ten years. During 2008, Mr. Murphy chaired the Ontario Smart Grid Forum, an industry initiative aimed at enabling Ontario’s future electricity system. Mr. Murphy has a Bachelor of Applied Science from Queen’s University and is a registered Professional Engineer in Ontario.

Speaker # 2: Dr. Ian Rowlands, University of Waterloo Dr. Ian Rowlands is a Professor in the Department of Environment and Resource Studies at the University of Waterloo. He is also the Associate Dean (Research) in the University's Faculty of Environment (to December 2009) and an Associate Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (to December 2009). Prof. Rowlands is cross-appointed to the Department of Political Science and the Global Governance Programme (University of Waterloo). Dr. Rowlands has research and teaching interests in the areas of energy management strategies and policy, international environmental relations and corporate environmentalism. His research has been published in many international journals, including Energy Policy, Environmental Politics, Renewable Energy, Review of Policy Research and Business Strategy and the Environment. Dr. Rowlands was one of the Canadian representatives to the International Energy Agency - Demand Side Management Program's Task XIII on 'Demand Response'. He has also served as a member of the Ontario Power Authority's Advisory Group on Sustainability Matters (in preparation of the Integrated Power System Plan) and its Conservation Business Stakeholder Advisory Group. Dr. Rowlands's present research activities include his participation in the national 'Solar Buildings Research Network' ( and his leadership of a multi-partner project supported by the Ontario Centre for Energy entitled 'Energy Hub Management System: Enabling and Empowering Energy Managers Through Increased Information and Control'



Workshop Session # 1 11:00-12:15pm Room: Pinsent 3 and 4 Integrating Energy and Sustainability into Organizational Culture Workshop Abstract: Your sustainability objectives have been set and implementation of the plan to reach those objectives is underway – now how do you get support, buy-in and participation from all the individuals in your organization. Sustainability-led employee engagement is a growing area of focus for sustainability leads. This panel discussion will explore how to leverage and engage the support of colleagues to build, sustain and maximize your efforts to help you achieve your energy goals.

Speaker # 1: Bryan Leslie, MLSE Bryan Leslie is the Director of Building Operations and Team Up Green for Maple Leaf Sports and Entertainment (MLSE). MLSE supports the Toronto Maple Leafs and Toronto Raptors in the Air Canada Centre and hosts over 260 events per year. Team Up Green is MLSE’s commitment to the environment. Their objective is to reduce utilities and their carbon footprint by 30%, and divert 95% of waste from landfills by 2015. Bryan has also worked on the Government’s 95% diversion from landfills through the deconstruction initiative at Canadian Forces Base Toronto.

Speaker # 2: Edward Rubinstein, UHN Ed Rubinstein is the Manager, Department of Energy & Environment at the University Health Network (UHN). He has been responsible for developing and leading UHN's Environmental Management System since 1999. Responsibilities include managing the Hospital's $20 million annual utility budget and procurement process as well as overseeing environmental management and programs at UHN. Both UHN and Ed's leadership in the field of “greening healthcare” have been recognized by several awards, including those from the Ontario Hospital Association, Natural Resources Canada, Practice Greenhealth and the Canadian Council of Ministers for the Environment.

Speaker # 3: Darryl Neate, Oxford Properties Group Darryl Neate is the Director, Sustainability at Oxford Properties Group - one of Canada’s leading commercial real estate firms with over 40 million square feet of office, retail, industrial, residential and hotel property. He is responsible for Oxford’s industry-leading Sustainable Intelligence program, and has been a driving force behind Oxford’s leadership as the first real estate owner in Canada to publicly report on its sustainability performance and set corporate reduction targets for greenhouse gases, energy, water and waste. Darryl is active across a range of real estate advisory groups and committees in Canada and teaches the REALpac introductory course on corporate responsibility and sustainability. He has extensive experience in corporate sustainability programs, project management, training, and international standards development. He holds an undergraduate degree in Environmental Studies from the University of Waterloo, an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University, and is a LEED Accredited Professional.


Technology Presentations 2012 Energy Matters Summit Technology Presentations Monday May 28 10:00am 10:15am 10:30am 10:45am 2:45pm 3:00pm 3:15pm Tuesday May 29 10:45am 11:00am




DAY ONE Workshop Session #2 Room: Berton 1 and 2 Bio-Energy Opportunities


Workshop Abstract: Bio-energy technologies have the potential to achieve significant environmental and energy efficiency gains. They provide economic benefits to local communities, farmers and industries. This session will explore the use of bio-energy sources to make the entire energy system more reliable and effective through diversification and proximity.

Speaker # 1: Tom Chessman, City of Hamilton Tom Chessman is the Manager, Office of Energy Initiatives at the City of Hamilton. He has been dedicated to the energy sector for over 25 years, with contributions to Commercial, Industrial and Institutional Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy projects while working in both public and private sectors. His current role embraces the Corporate Energy Policy which stipulates a 20% energy intensity reduction by 2020. Achieving that goal involves strategic rate and commodity planning for a total natural gas, electricity and fuel budget of over $40 million. This portfolio also includes managing and coordinating the operational efficiency of 4.8MW of renewable power, a Biogas purification plant, over 4,000 ton District Cooling system, along with various energy efficiency projects from lighting to pumps, drives and automation systems. These efforts have resulted in a cumulative savings of $23M and a 14% energy intensity reduction. In 2011 alone, these projects and initiatives resulted in securing $2.8M in project incentives.

Presentation Abstract: Providing an overview of energy related activities that include renewable energy projects, efficiency projects and utilities focus to achieve a 14% reduction in energy intensity. These efforts have resulted in an aggregated savings of $23million to year end 2011. The presentation will outline a renewable energy portfolio that consists of methane fuelled cogeneration units, a biogas plant and natural gas fired generation. Efficiency projects are outlined as are utilities based activity that has resulted in lowering operating costs, securing $2.8 million in incentives and winning awards along the way.

Speaker # 2: Christopher Rees, Canadian Bio-energy Association Christopher Rees is currently the Chair of the Board of the Canadian Bio-energy Association (Canbio) and was previously President of the Canadian Ecology Centre. He specializes in renewable energy issues related to community and regional economic development as well as new project development and planning. He recently completed the Renewable Energy Toolkit for Economic Development for the Government of Alberta and has undertaken recent bioenergy studies for the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) and the City of Toronto. Since 1992, Christopher has been the managing partner of Suthey, Holler Associates. He previously worked for Peat Marwick Stevenson & Kellogg and has an honours degree in economics from the University of Waterloo. For many years Christopher was Director of Trade and Transportation for the International Chamber of Commerce in Paris, France. He has also participated in many business and trade related projects of the OECD, the European Communities and the United Nations.

Presentation Abstract: This presentation will outline the bio-energy opportunities in Ontario relating to heat only and combined heat and power applications. Using either wood or agricultural biomass, larger and smaller municipalities, schools and institutions can consider applications for individual buildings, a cluster of buildings (mini-grid) or a wider development area (district energy). The best applications are likely to provide diversity in fuels, for instance bio-energy providing the base load supplemented with natural gas for peak loads or low summer loads. Mr. Rees will provide example projects from Ontario and elsewhere in North America, highlighting the potential for applications in the greater Toronto area using urban tree residues and other biomass sources. Mr. Rees will also outline how bio-energy can best fit within planning for Integrated Community Energy Systems (ICES).



Speaker # 3: Ed Seaward, Union Gas Ltd. Ed Seaward’s career at Union Gas spans over 25 years, with a focus on sales, marketing and business development. His current responsibilities as Manager, Market Opportunity Development, include helping to create the joint Union Gas – Enbridge Gas Distribution application to the OEB for Renewable Natural Gas. Ed also represents Union Gas at the Quality Urban Energy Systems for Tomorrow (QUEST), sits on the Guelph Mayor’s Task Force for Community Energy and is a member of the Advisory Group for Pollution Probe’s “Primer on Energy Systems in Canada.”

Presentation Abstract: Renewable Natural Gas (RNG) is becoming increasingly recognized as an important component of utilizing biomass for renewable energy. This presentation will provide an overview of the basics of RNG, the short term potential of anaerobic digestion and the long term potential of gasification. By converting biomass into RNG, the existing natural gas infrastructure in Ontario can be utilized to provide renewable energy to homes, businesses and industry without any change to existing natural gas equipment. When compared to using biogas to create electricity with gas engines, RNG can prove to be up to twice as efficient. In addition, the presentation will provide a brief update on the current joint application by Union Gas & Enbridge Gas Distribution to the Ontario Energy Board regarding RNG.

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DAY ONE Workshop Session # 2 Room: Berton 3 and 4 Using Real Data to Guide Energy Efficiency


Workshop Abstract: Learn how leaders in the commercial and institutional sectors are driving energy efficiency in their organizations. Benchmarking is only the first step in a systematic process of performance assessment, target-setting, improvement and verification. Hear from a leading municipality, school board, hospital and office buildings about how a full range of building performance metrics are used to guide operational improvements, retrofits, occupant engagement, operator training and even design of new facilities. The common theme is that integration of data from multiple sources, including interval metering, building automation and occupant feedback, can highlight areas for improvement, guide continuous improvement, and verify that targets have been met.

Speaker # 1: Ron Lowe, Hospital for Sick Children Ron Lowe has been in the healthcare sector with SickKids Hospital for 10 years and is currently the Director of Facilities Operations. In his role, he is responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of the Plant Operations Department, Housekeeping and Waste Departments, Transport and Linen Departments, Protection Services Department and the Hospital Environmental Sustainability program. During Ron’s career, he has managed to develop and implement various projects including, SickKids’ Environmental Sustainability Program (KidsGoGreen) that aligns with the Hospital’s 5 year Strategic Directions as well as support the hospital’s continued involvement with the Greening of Health Care Organization, which is a collaborative program designed to help hospitals to work together to lower their energy and operating costs. Ron is presently an Associate member of BOMA (GTA) and a member of CHES (Canadian Healthcare and Engineering Society).

Speaker # 2: Mark Twardowski, Simcoe County District School Board Mark Twardowski is the Manager of Building and Environmental Services at Simcoe County District School Board (SCDSB). Mark is a professional engineer with 20 years experience in facilities management with the SCDSB. Areas of responsibility during this sustained period of rapid growth have included facility planning, design and construction, maintenance and energy management. In his current role, Mark is responsible for improving the energy efficiency and performance of SCDSB’s 106 school buildings through the identification of energy savings potential, the determination and implementation of conservation measures and the verification of savings. Mark is an active member of the Operations, Maintenance and Construction (OMC) committee of the Ontario Association of School Board Officials (OASBO), and served as its Chairperson in 2008.

Speaker # 3: Dale Pyne, City of Brampton Dale Pyne has over 25 years of professional experience in Facility and Property Management positions in both the private and public sector. Currently, he is the Manager of Facility Services with the City of Brampton, in the Buildings and Property Management Department. In this role, Dale manages the Energy Management, Outside Service/Maintenance Contracts, and Accommodations Planning sections.



Speaker # 4: Mark Halkias, Crown Property Management Mark Halkias has been with Crown Property Management Inc. (CPMI) since 2007 and assumed the role of Sustainable Programs Coordinator in 2008. Mark works closely with CPMI’s property teams to develop and implement sustainability initiatives including capital and operational improvements, tenant environmental committees and building certifications. Shortly after starting with Crown, Mark developed the template for CPMI’s BOMA BESt Certifications under which 25 buildings were certified. Some of these buildings have gone on to earn other industry awards such as the BOMA Earth Award and the Building of the Year (TOBY) Award. Mark also organizes and hosts monthly operator training sessions which often span a number of topics including energy efficiency, technical training and customer service. Mark has a Bachelor Degree in Commerce and a Masters Degree in Business Administration from the University of Ontario, Institute of Technology (UOIT).

Speaker # 5: Gavin Maher, Infrastructure Ontario Gavin Maher is the Manager of Building Services for Infrastructure Ontario, responsible for integrating and managing all green building and sustainability related programs for corporate and provincial initiatives. IO’s managed portfolio includes over 50 million square feet of existing owned and lease space, in addition to new construction initiatives. The portfolio includes a wide variety of properties ranging from detention centres to office space, courthouses and heritage buildings. Gavin’s experience spans a number of diverging real estate disciplines; of which the last 5 years have been with IO. Prior to IO, Gavin worked on various sustainability projects related to capacities within corporate real estate, including facilities management, appraisal and commercial leasing.

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DAY ONE Workshop Session # 2 Room: Pinsent 1 and 2 System-Thinking for Triple Bottom Line Benefits


Workshop Abstract: This workshop demonstrates how the smart grid can unleash opportunities for ‘system thinking’ across space and across time, revealing how optimization can be executed and complementarities exploited for a verity of benefits.

Speaker # 1: Claudio A. Cañizares, University of Waterloo Claudio A. Cañizares has been with the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department at the University of Waterloo since 1993, where he has held various academic and administrative positions and is currently a Full Professor, the Hydro One Endowed Chair, and an Associate Director of the Waterloo Institute for Sustainable Energy (WISE). His research activities concentrate mostly on the study of non-linear systems stability, modeling and computational issues in ac/HVDC/FACTS power systems, price forecasting, demand side management/demand response, distributed generation, micro-grids, plug-in electric vehicles and multi-carrier energy systems, all within the context of competitive electricity markets and smart grids.

Presentation Abstract: This presentation will discuss various aspects of optimal management of electrical power demand in municipal water plant facilities in the context of smart grids. An optimization approach will be described, highlighting the main issues and parameters that need to be considered, including electricity prices and peak power. The implementation feasibility and requirements of such an optimal approach will be discussed in terms of possible costs and equipment. An example of a typical water plant will be used to illustrate the advantages of the optimal operation of these facilities in terms of reduced electricity costs, energy consumption and peak power.

Speaker # 2: Ben Marans, Toronto Atmospheric Fund Ben Marans is Toronto Atmospheric Fund’s Manager of Social Innovation & Transportation. For the past five years, Ben has managed TAF's transportation and electric vehicle programs, including a 10-vehicle plug-in hybrid pilot, co-chairing the City of Toronto's EV Working Group and directing the FleetWise EV300 initiative. Ben also manages TAF's grants program, working with both non-profit and City staff to cultivate, incubate and fund innovative emission reduction projects in Toronto. Prior to joining TAF, Ben managed an award-winning neighbourhood sustainability pilot in downtown Toronto to animate and engage residents, businesses and community groups to improve the local economic, social and environmental qualities of their neighbourhood.

Presentation Abstract: Since 2009, the FleetWise EV300 program has been helping public and private fleets across the GTA plug into lowemission electric vehicles (plug-in hybrid or full electric). EV300 builds on the FleetWise program’s five years of work in assessing electric vehicles and identifying barriers to wider deployment and, through a suite of sophisticated decisionsupport tools, is helping stakeholders to better understand the business and environmental case for EVs. Beyond the integration of electric vehicles into fleets, TAF has been exploring the additional impacts associated with electric vehicles, including local air quality, infrastructure deployment and grid impact. There are a variety of enablers and barriers to EV deployment in Toronto as well as 'second-order impacts' that may arise as a result of increased deployment. This presentation will address some of these potential impacts and discuss what’s being done in Toronto to mitigate the risk and benefit from the opportunities presented by EVs.



Workshop Session # 2 1:30-2:45pm Room: Pinsent 3 and 4 Making a Renewable Energy Roadmap for Your Organization Workshop Abstract: Since the launch of the Ontario renewable incentive programs in 2009, many organizations have been including renewable technologies as a component within their sustainability plan. This workshop will provide an introduction and some tools, information and resources to help you develop a renewable strategy for your organization.

Speaker # 1: Graham Seaman, Town of Markham Graham Seaman is the Manager, Climate Change and Energy for the Town of Markham. His responsibilities include the Markham Energy Conservation Office, developing strategies to adapt and mitigate climate change and advising the Markham Enterprise Corporation on the sustainability of its held businesses- Markham District Energy Inc. and PowerStream. He has ten years of engineering and management experience in a variety of industries including; automotive, transit, green buildings, energy management and local government. Recently, Graham was appointed as Lead of Markham’s Sustainability Office and is now responsible for championing the implementation of Greenprint, Markham’s Sustainability Plan.

Speaker # 2: Shawn Cronkwright, Ontario Power Authority Shawn Cronkwright is the Director, Renewables Procurement, in the Electricity Resources group of the Ontario Power Authority (OPA). In this role, he is responsible for all procurement activities related to renewable generation resources, including the Feed-in Tariff (FIT) and microFIT programs. His previous roles at the OPA included managing the competitive procurement processes for new natural gas-fired facilities in the northern York region and southwest greater Toronto area (GTA), combined heat and power facilities, and biomass-fired combined heat and power. Prior to joining the OPA, Shawn worked for Siemens Power Generation where he spent seven years in progressive field service and project management roles at generation facilities throughout Canada, the United States, and Asia. Shawn’s experience includes gas and steam turbine maintenance, balance of plant, as well as nuclear refurbishment outage planning. Shawn is a professional engineer and project manager with over 12 years experience in various roles in both the private and public sectors. He earned a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Queen’s University and holds the Project Management Professional certification from the Project Management Institute.







Keynote Address Room: Cohen Ballroom Bright Green Strategies for Thriving in Tough Times


Alex Steffen Writer Alex Steffen, known as one of the world's leading green futurists and a pioneering thinker on global sustainability, is also that rare kind of speaker who can lead his specialized field, yet explain his ideas to the rest of us in accessible, fun and inspiring ways. Steffen's optimistic, solutions-focused talks have wowed hundreds of audiences around the world with their combination of practical thinking and visionary insight. From the stage of the TED Conference to boardrooms of leading corporations to lecture halls in some of the world's most prestigious universities, Steffen has shown a remarkable talent for helping audiences understand the role of world-changing ideas and trends in their own lives and work. From 2003 to 2010, Steffen built his track record as a visionary, by leading the pioneering website Under his guidance, the solutions-based magazine became the second-largest sustainability site on the planet. Its 12,000 articles won many of the Web's highest honours, including being a 2008 Webby Official Honouree and a winner of the Utne Independent Press Award.

Presentation Abstract: There's a new green in town: one that shows that aggressively pursuing sustainability can actually deliver big competitive advantages, especially when times are tough. Many of the regions leading the global race for sustainable prosperity -- from the City of Vancouver to the nation of Denmark -- have formally adopted Steffen's "bright green" thinking. In this talk, Steffen showcases this new approach to saving the planet by seeking out competitive opportunities to address the scope, scale and speed of the changes we're called to make. Big changes, Steffen says, can mean big success for companies and cities. Regular people will find it inspiring. Business leaders will find it revealing and actionable. With authority, ingenuity, and hope, Steffen, in this talk, hits the epicentre of the next big trend: a bright (prosperous) and green (sustainable) future.


DAY TWO Keynote Address 8:45-9:30am Room: Cohen Ballroom Energy and Innovation in the Built Environment: International Perspective Dr. Morad Atif In January 2012, Dr. Morad Atif was appointed General Manager of the National Research Council Canada’s Construction Portfolio (NRC-Construction). NRC-Construction is Canada’s leading construction research and technology development agency and is the custodian of the Model National Building Codes for Canada. Dr. Atif had been Director of NRC-IRC's Indoor Environment Research Program since 1999. He joined NRC-IRC as a research officer in 1993, after spending two years as a faculty member at Texas A&M University's College of Architecture and Department of Construction Science, where he earned a Ph.D. in Architecture and Construction Science. He also holds a Masters degree in Architectural Technology from the University of California. The chair of several international conferences and an active contributor to many committees and associations, Dr. Atif is the Canadian representative and past chair of the Executive Committee of the International Energy Agency's (IEA) Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems, a collaborative research partnership of 26 countries. He also serves on the Boards of Directors of the Continental Automated Building Association, the International Council on Buildings (CIB) and Communities of Tomorrow. Dr. Atif is the author of more than 80 publications and the recipient of many awards, including two NRC Outstanding Achievement Awards, a Presidential award from the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America and two Caudill Geothermal G eothermal al Hea Heatt P Pump ump S Systems ystems Student Research Fellowships from Texas A&M University.

Presentation Abstract: The presentation will focus on current research and innovation trends –and market response- in meeting aggressive building-energy efficiency and environmental requirements. Dr. Morad will draw from outcome-focused multidisciplinary projects and initiatives from his role as General Manager of the Construction Portfolio at the National Research Council Canada, and as three-term Chairman of the International Energy Agency’s Implementing Agreement on Energy Conservation in Buildings and Community Systems. The presentation will specifically focus on the effectiveness of outcome-based multidisciplinary R&D projects and technology deployment, related to building services – HVAC, lighting; building envelope and material science; and integration of renewable –solar and hydrogen.



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Workshop Session #3 Room: Berton 1 and 2 Inter-Seasonal Heating and Cooling


Workshop Abstract: There are many technologies that could realise large efficiency improvements for energy systems. Efforts to reduce peak load are often the most cost-effective since supplying peak energy demand comes with the highest economic, social and environmental costs. Reduction in the use of electric batteries and fuel cells can create the potential to storing heat and “cool” in thermal mass. This session will explore the potential for inter-seasonal heating and cooling storage to deliver even at peak demand.

Speaker # 1: Bill Wong, SAIC Canada Bill Wong is the Manager of the Renewable Energy and Climate Change Program in the Ottawa office of SAIC Canada. He is a strong promoter of solar and earth energy technologies and makes his contribution by finding innovative ways to incorporate renewable energy solutions into sustainable communities, as well as in commercial, institutional and industrial applications. Most significantly, he was the lead consultant and project manager for the development and successful implementation of the first large-scale borehole thermal energy storage (BTES) demonstration project in North America, the Drake Landing Solar Community in Okotoks, Alberta. He has a Bachelor and a Masters degree in Applied Science from the University of Toronto and a Masters degree in Business Administration from the University of Ottawa.

Presentation Abstract: The Drake Landing Solar Community (DLSC) will have been operating for five years by July 2012. DLSC, located in Okotoks, Alberta, is the first large scale solar borehole thermal energy storage (BTES) project in North America and the project set a world record during the 2010 – 2011 winter heating season, for the highest annual solar fraction by a solar-based district energy system over a heating season – a record that is on track to be exceeded this year. This presentation will update the DLSC performance, describe the technology and discuss the potential application of underground thermal energy storage concept in other communities.

Speaker # 2: Julian Boyle, Halifax Regional Municipality Julian Boyle works at the Halifax Regional Municipality as the city’s Energy Manager. He has 18 years of experience in the building industry focused on energy issues. He is responsible for incubating new ideas, securing funding, working with regional council members and overseeing the execution of projects. Julian has led cross departmental teams on several ground breaking initiatives, including; the world's first geothermal cold energy storage system, a green power procurement exercise in 2007 to buy 40% of the city's electricity from wind generation, over $12M in energy efficiency projects, implementing best energy practices on over $300M of capital projects, and leading the city's current "solar city" initiative - an innovative program to provide turn-key financing (via property tax installments). Julian obtained a science degree from Saint Mary’s University and is also a graduate of mechanical engineering from the Technical University of Nova Scotia.

Presentation Abstract: The Alderney 5 project is the world's first cold underground thermal energy storage (UTES) system. Utilizing 80 geothermal boreholes the UTES system is coupled with seawater cooling/charging connected to a district energy system. Last summer a historic turning point was achieved with the system able to meet the cooling needs of 300,000 sq. ft. of offices with 100% renewable energy, all without the use of heat pumps. The Alderney 5 system is a heading into its third season of cooling, and is allowing the municipality to operate and plan for a future without CFC of HCFC air conditioning. The $3 million project is also saving over $400,000 a year.


DAY TWO Workshop Session #3 9:30-10:45am Room: Berton 3 and 4 The Impact of Government Policy on Energy Efficiency Workshop Abstract: Understand how government policy, legislation and regulations drive and support higher performance standards in buildings. Remember the Commercial Building Incentive Program (CBIP)? This national initiative helped drive new thinking and real improvement in buildings’ energy efficiency in the 2000’s. Today, in response to policy objectives related to climate change, energy supply, job creation and cost containment, all levels of government are implementing legislation and regulations aimed at raising energy efficiency in buildings. In turn, utility companies are responding to their regulators with a new generation of performance-based conservation programs. Get the latest information on the full range of carrots and sticks faced by building owners and managers in Ontario.

Speaker # 1: Walter Matias, Enbridge Gas Distribution Walter Matias is the Portfolio Manager of Enbridge Gas Distribution. Walter has 24 years of extensive marketing experience in the energy sector, specializing in demand side management. He has worked for both gas and electric utilities, including Ontario Hydro and Union Gas. For the past 15 years, Walter has worked with Enbridge Gas Distribution leading a variety of initiatives, including strategic business partner development, distributed energy strategies (e.g. fuel cells) and residential, commercial and industrial marketing programs. Walter currently leads a seasoned commercial marketing team very much focused on developing innovative energy efficiency programs, services and campaigns. These value add offerings help drive energy efficiency results to new levels. They especially help senior leaders make informed data driven decisions as well as achieve and maintain top quartile energy performance. A strong, strategic leader, Walter always strives to deliver value to customers, business partners and to the industry.

Speaker # 2: Phil Jago, Natural Resources Canada Philip Jago is the Director of the Buildings Division of the Office of Energy Efficiency of Natural Resources Canada. He has been with NRCan since 1980, and has experience in energy efficiency programming involving the residential, commercial/institutional and industrial sectors. As Director of the Buildings Division, he is responsible for the design, development and delivery of energy efficiency programs in the institutional and commercial building sectors in Canada. Prior to joining NRCan, he worked for several years in building construction and the restoration of heritage buildings.



Speaker # 3: Marion Fraser, Fraser and Company Marion Fraser is the President of Fraser & Company. With 30 years experience in the Ontario energy sector, Marion has worked for and consulted with a wide range of energy companies, associations and energy consumers. She understands the Ontario energy sector complete with its recent evolution and future challenges. She has earned a reputation as a leader in the sector with a strong record of participation on boards and committees at the national, provincial and municipal level.

Speaker # 4: Julia McNally, Ontario Power Authority Julia McNally is the Director, Market Transformation, Conservation division for the Ontario Power Authority. Her team will identify the next generation conservation programs, policies and technologies, and will be known for its innovation, pilot projects, and relevant research. As the Manager, Planning, Codes and Standards in the Innovation and Evaluation group, Julia’s responsibilities included sustainable communities and identifying the potential savings from codes, standards and other policies. Julia has an LLB from the University of Toronto and an LLM from Cambridge University in the UK. Julia practiced law for 10 years in the legal aid system and in a private labour firm. Prior to joining the Conservation Bureau, Julia was the Director of the Tenant Duty Counsel on housing and other issues. She was also a lead member of the Low Income Energy Network, and their counsel at the Ontario Energy Board.

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DAY TWO Workshop Session #3 Room: Pinsent 1 and 2 Technology-Human Interfaces


Workshop Abstract: What happens when people start to use innovative smart grid technologies? This session begins to answer this question. Two internationally-renowned researchers will present some of their recent results, and draw out lessons for smart grid implementation. Professor Greg Jamieson's research programme addresses theoretical, empirical, and applied issues in human-automation interaction. Projects focus on the analysis of cognitive work and the design of representation aids to support human operators in complex systems. Professor Dean Mountain's research programme in applied energy economics examines, for instance, load management programmes, alternative rate structures and motivators for demand response. Projects often involve interaction with clients, which have included numerous electricity and natural gas utilities, as well as major consumers. Presentations by each researcher will be followed by questions and discussion.

Speaker # 1: Greg A. Jamieson, University of Toronto Greg A. Jamieson is an Associate Professor of Mechanical and Industrial Engineering at the University of Toronto. He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering and another in Psychology (with Distinction) from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, as well as a Masters of Applied Science and Doctor of Philosophy degree in Human Factors Engineering from the University of Toronto. His research and teaching center on the design of cognitive artifacts for people working in complex systems. Professor Jamieson specializes in human-automation interaction and human-machine interface design.

Speaker # 2: Dean Mountain, McMaster University Professor Dean Mountain is the Director of the McMaster Institute for Energy Studies where he specializes in energy economics, applied econometrics and measurement of productivity and economies of scale in financial institutions. Current research interests include measuring energy conservation at the end-use level and the measurement of economies of scale in financial institutions. Professor Mountain’s research in energy economics, applied micro-econometrics and measurement of economies of scale in the financial sector has been published in a vast array of journals. He has consulted in the area of energy economics, load research, statistical analysis of demand management program, evaluation of new rate structures, the building and evaluation of aggregate and end-use energy forecasting models and measuring economies of scale in the financial sector. His clients have included numerous electricity and natural gas utilities, including Ontario Hydro and Consumers Gas, and the Bank of Montreal.



Workshop Session # 3 9:30-10:45am Room: Pinsent 3 and 4 Integrating Energy Management into a Sustainability Plan Workshop Abstract: Many organizations are implementing sustainability plans with practical steps to green their operations. Leading businesses are embracing sustainability as a core business strategy. This workshop will look at how to get senior management buy-in from the early stages of developing your plan and how to ensure that energy is integrated into it.

Speaker # 1: Alida Saleh, Exp. Services Inc. Alida Saleh is the Head of Environment and Sustainability at Exp. Services Inc., and is one of the firm’s sustainable design, construction and operations experts. She obtained her Masters degree in Environment from Harvard University and specializes in ‘Green’ development with an overall emphasis on integrating cutting-edge innovative strategies into effective local solutions. She has published papers on ‘Green’ development, emerging renewable energy technologies, and a broad range of sustainable development issues. Alida is a LEED Accredited Professional, a Member of the Canadian Infrastructure Advisory Board with the DFAIT, and a Member of the Harvard Sustainability Infrastructure Advisory Board.

Presentation Abstract: Why is sustainability the key driver for innovation? It reduces costs and risks, and over time creates value. Although the sustainability landscape continues to shift, positioning an organization as a leader in this rapidly growing market segments will play a significant role in reframing its market perception. Integrating sustainability into organizational culture requires that ecological knowledge and its practical applications are a skill set as standard as reading and writing. By linking the vision of sustainability value creation with evolving execution capabilities, it is possible for organizations to develop ‘centers of excellence’ which provide added ‘value’.

Speaker # 2: Melanee Short, Sanofi Pasteur In her role as Deputy Director, Environment and Sustainability for Sanofi Pasteur, Melanee Short is responsible for all aspects of environmental management for a facility with both research and development and manufacturing activities and over 1100 employees. This includes reducing the facility’s impact on air and water as well as limiting the environmental footprint by implementing aggressive programs to reduce the use of energy and water and the generation of waste on site. A major part of her role over the last few years has been to lead Toronto’s Energy Task force, an onsite team with representatives from Maintenance, Engineering, and Purchasing with the mandate to identify and implement Energy and Water Conservation projects.

Presentation Abstract: Visit the website of almost any organization today and you will not have to search very hard to find language around energy or sustainability. Many in fact, have their energy or sustainability mission statement positioned front-and-centre on their home page. As with any plan, it is often easier to set goals than it is to achieve them. Energy and sustainability plans are even more challenging, as the associated messages and work involved may not be perceived by everyone as being central to the organization’s success. The larger the organization, the more stakeholders will have input and accountability, adding still more complexity. This workshop will provide insight into the efforts of Sanofi Pasteur, a global leader in pharmaceutical and vaccine products, at their Canadian research and manufacturing facility located in north Toronto, to respond to a global corporate challenge around energy and sustainability.

Speaker # 3: Bill Turner, TJX Canada, Winners, Homesense, Marshalls



Workshop Session #4 Room: Berton 1 and 2 Building the Thermal Grid


Workshop Abstract: Smart grid discussions have typically addressed the electricity grid only. The next step is to begin the conversation about leveraging the electricity distribution and gaseous fuel grids to create a thermal grid. This session will explore the opportunity to build on thermal grid technologies in all types of communities.

Moderator: Richard Laszlo, QUEST Richard Laszlo is the Director, Research and Education for QUEST - Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow. Richard is working to promote Integrated Community Energy Systems thinking, planning and project development across Canada. Prior to joining QUEST, Richard researched and authored Pollution Probe's “Primer on Energy Systems in Canada”, and worked on a variety of energy-related files with Ontario's Ministry of Energy and the Ministry of the Environment, where he contributed to the development of the Renewable Energy Approval under the Green Energy and Green Economy Act.

Speaker # 1: Richard Damecour, FVB Energy Inc. Richard Damecour is the Chief Executive Officer of FVB Energy Inc. He has over 30 years experience in the energy industry, including 12 years in oil and gas, and for the past 20 years has helped to develop at least 25 new district energy systems that have been successfully brought into service in North America and the Middle East. Richard is currently the elected Vice-Chair of the Canadian District Energy Association and a former Marketing Chair of the International District Energy Association. From his active participation in these industry associations and frequent travel across North America and overseas, Richard is very much in tune with the latest trends in the district energy industry. Richard is a registered professional engineer in the Province of Ontario and has an MBA from the University of Alberta.

Presentation Abstract: District Energy (DE) refers to a community scale network of buried pipes (Thermal Grid) that with the aid of steam, hot or chilled water carry thermal (i.e. heating and/or cooling) energy services to a collection of buildings in a defined geographic area). The thermal grid connects the central plant location –where the thermal energy is produced – with users through-out the community The thermal energy that the grid transports can be created using a variety of input feedstock fuels including biomass (forest, agricultural, municipal solid waste), biogas, waste heat from electricity generation and industry, renewable energy forms (i.e. geo-exchange), natural gas, and cool water. Thermal grids are resilient, once grid is in place, communities can: • Utilize locally available fuels to generate hot and cool space heating at a community scale • Substitute feedstock to renewables • Add community scale equipment to optimize energy efficiency (e.g. thermal storage, solar thermal, Combined Heat & Power (CHP) • Deliver energy security & resiliency in communities • Defer need for large scale electric transmission infrastructure


DAY TWO Speaker # 2: Fernando R. Carou, City of Toronto Fernando Carou is the Senior Engineer in charge of assembling the technical, business, and policy framework for new District Energy Systems in the City of Toronto. He has over 17 years of experience in the energy, and sustainability fields. Before joining the City of Toronto in early 2011, Fernando managed, delivered, and developed energy and sustainability programs at some of Canada’s most internationally successful corporations, including Magna International, Bentall LP, and Alimentation Couche-Tard. Fernando holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto as well as Sustainability training from the Harvard University Extension School.

Presentation Abstract: It is not about technology. Thermal networks are about delivering value to communities in the form of economic benefit, energy security, and net environmental benefit. Thermal networks in the form of Community/District Energy Systems (CES) promise a new paradigm of local energy solutions for the City of Toronto to meet growing energy demands, achieve higher energy supply efficiency and flexibility, address transmission constraints, future-proof and integrate energy solutions into communities, and increase energy security. CES is also a platform to attract new sources of revenue and financial partnerships to address long-term energy trends for continued economic growth and reduce greenhouse gas emissions. For example, thermal networks with combined heat and power (CHP) achieve double the efficiency of traditional electricity thermal generation by making use of (typically) wasted/dissipated heat. Thermal networks with CHP also relieve stress in the existing electrical infrastructure, support economic growth by stabilizing the cost of living and doing business in the city, keeps energy dollars within the city, and creates green jobs in the local economy.



Workshop Session #4 11:15-12:30pm Room: Berton 3 and 4 Building Services Industry – Adapting to a New Reality Workshop Abstract: Evaluating the relative benefits of the fast-growing range of energy efficiency products and services. Performance-based conservation promises a new age of enlightenment and opportunity for the buildings’ industry. However, business-as-usual does not work with the new models, and the old paradigms that new technology and high capital expenditure are necessary and sufficient are being disproven. Rather the future belongs to multi-disciplinary teams, evidence-based solutions, engineering fundamentals and relentless pursuit and elimination of compound inefficiencies. Hear from industry players that “get it” and are adapting to the opportunities and challenges of this rapidly changing market.

Speaker # 1: Edwin Lim, Pinchin Environmental Ltd. Edwin Lim is the Senior Vice President, Sustainability & Building Sciences at Pinchin Environmental Ltd. Edwin is Pinchin’s national leader in Sustainability and Building Sciences, offering expertise in a variety of corporate sustainability areas, including corporate sustainability integration strategies, carbon management planning, social responsibility reporting, green real estate strategies, demand side energy management, retro-commissioning and building science best practices. His previous experience as a Sustainability Executive with Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls, a major real estate services firm means Edwin is well qualified to assist a broad range of clients in reducing their environmental impact. Edwin holds an MBA from the University of Western Ontario and a BSc. from Queen’s University. He is an active volunteer for the Canada Green Building Council, currently sitting on the LEED Steering committee and chairing the Development committee for Green Up. He also sits on the Energy & Environmental committees for BOMA Toronto.

Speaker # 2: Ed Evans, Osram Sylvania Ed Evans is the National Account Manager of LED Osram Sylvania. As a leader in innovative solutions, Ed is dedicated to products and processes that help solve global sustainability challenges, address economic needs, and protect our environment today and in the future. Ed is a recognized leader in the lighting industry in regards to energy efficient sustainable lighting solutions with a focus on new LED products and technologies. Ed is responsible for supporting Canada’s retailers and property managers’ transition to LED and ensures that best possible payback, ROI, incentives and sustainability benefits are achieved. Ed has managed hundreds of energy efficient lighting projects which have resulted in savings of many megawatts of electricity and millions of dollars in cost savings. At home, Ed lives in a LEED platinum home, part of Canada’s first LEED platinum neighbourhood he helped to champion as a community volunteer.

Speaker # 3: Gerry A. Faubert, Integral Group Inc. Gerry A. Faubert is a managing partner at Integral Group Inc. He brings over 32 years of experience and is one of the pioneers in innovative energy efficient designs and operations in the Buildings Engineering industry in North America. With a degree in Buildings Engineering Science and Technology, he has worked in both large architectural and engineering practices. A frequent spokesperson and advocate for performance based design, Gerry has lectured at conferences across North America. He is a member of several associations in his fields of expertise. Gerry was also awarded the Lieutenant-Governor’s Award of Excellence in Architecture for the Jean Canfield Government of Canada Building, the Green Design Award Green Toronto Awards of Excellence for the University of Toronto Scarborough Student Centre, the Urban Institute Brownie Award for Best Urban Conversion of a Brownfield Site for the University of Waterloo School of Architecture, and the Toronto Construction Association “Best of the Best Award” for Downtown BMW.


DAY TWO Speaker # 4: Michael Da Silva Jr., Blackthorn Management Inc. Michael Da Silva Jr. is a Principal at Blackthorn Management Inc., a project management firm with a specialization in Healthcare projects and programs including energy initiatives. Michael has also been a contributor and lecturer at George Brown College, Northern College, BCIT, and the University of Bath (UK) at both the undergraduate and graduate level. Michael completed his Bachelor degree in Administrative Studies at York University and his Master of Science degree at the University of Bath in the United Kingdom where he studied international construction management. Michael is also a professional quantity surveyor, a professional land economist, a certified measurement and verification professional, and a professional, gold seal certified estimator through the Canadian Construction Association. Michael has also been on conference panel discussions over the past few years for Ryerson University, the Ontario General Contractors Association, Construct Canada, and Greening Healthcare.

Speaker # 5: Rick Williams, CARMA Industries Inc. Rick Williams is currently President and CEO of CARMA Industries Inc., a Canadian owned and operated manufacturer and distributor of utilities Submetering and Billing solutions, bringing with him over 30 years of industry experience. Prior to purchasing CARMA Industries, Rick held the positions of National Business Development Manager and Vice President of Facilities Management Services for Johnson Controls, known today as Brookfield LePage Johnson Controls. Previously, Rick was the Vice President of Business Development for Profac Management, now known as SNC Lavalin O&M.

Speaker # 6: Eric Langford, Langford & Associates Inc. Eric Langford is the Ontario Representative of Langford & Associates Inc. He was employed with RV Anderson Consulting Engineers as a junior engineer prior to joining Langford & Associates in 1996. Eric has extensive experience with numerous power monitoring and energy management projects throughout Ontario including projects with every major electrical utility and municipality. Eric has also worked with many large industrial manufacturers and commercial facilities throughout Ontario. Eric holds an Engineering Degree from the University of Waterloo and a Masters of Engineering degree from the University of Toronto.



Workshop Session # 4 11:15-12:30pm Room: Pinsent 1 and 2 When the Smart Grid Rubber Hits the Road (Pilot Projects) Workshop Abstract: Smart grid developments are happening in Ontario. This panel discussion, moderated by Dan McGillivray of Ryerson University, will explore case-studies of pilot projects where the smart grid is being implemented – that is, the experiences of utilities and consumers in the “front-line” of implementing smart grid technologies. The four panellists will explore how the projects started, what benefits they are seeing and some of the lessons learned. After the panellists have presented, the moderator will lead an active discussion with the audience.

Moderator: Dan McGillivray, Ryerson University Dr. Dan McGillivray brings over 30 years experience to Ryerson’s Centre for Urban Energy having worked as Managing Director of two centres at the Ontario Centres of Excellence – the Centre for Energy and the Centre for Earth and Environmental Technologies. Dan is currently focussing on energy innovation, entrepreneurship and education. He is creating an innovation accelerator for new energy businesses, developing a master’s program and a certificate program in energy, management and innovation and creating a new centre for urban water innovation. Dan received his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto, specializing in earth and environmental sciences. Before joining Ryerson University in August 2011, he held several executive positions including: managing director, academic relations, technology transfer partnerships and corporate development, director of business development and technology transfer. He has also worked as an environmental consultant, university professor, physical oceanographer and was president and CEO of Environmental Software Consultants Inc. In June 2011, Dan founded Proxima Innovation, a management consulting business offering innovation services and executive coaching to leaders in the energy and environment sectors.

Speaker # 1: David Curtis, Hydro One David Curtis works at Hydro One as the Director of Asset Management Processes and Policies. In his current role, David oversees the development of long-term asset plans, coordinates the formulation of policies and processes and promotes corporate initiatives such as the development of the "Smart Grid." David has worked in the electricity utility industry in Ontario for over thirty years in a variety of capacities including transmission and distribution system planning, transmission regulatory affairs, corporate strategic planning, and power system planning.

Speaker # 2: Spencer Wood, Humber College Spencer Wood is the Associate Director, Maintenance and Operations of Humber College. He has a Bachelor Degree in Environmental Science from McMaster University, and is a Certified Energy Manager. He first came to Humber 12 years ago to manage a T8 lighting retrofit project, and has worked his way up from project manager to Associate Director of Maintenance and Operations. He also acts as Humber's Energy Manager - purchasing energy, checking and approving all bills, tracking energy use, and recommending efficiency projects. Spencer is also active at the provincial level of Ontario Colleges with energy procurement and the Real Time Operating System metering project.


DAY TWO Speaker # 3: Ivano Labricciosa, Toronto Hydro IIvano Labricciosa is Vice-President, Asset Management for Toronto Hydro-Electric System Ltd. He joined Toronto Hydro in 1998 and currently leads a large team of technical and operational professionals responsible for the life cycle planning and management of the utility’s electrical assets. Prior to this appointment, Ivano held strategic positions throughout the organization and worked on key initiatives, including the business transformation project where he led the process re-engineering initiative for the company’s core processes and Conservation Demand Management. More recently, he launched the Smart Meter program, one of the largest deployments of advanced meter infrastructure in North America. Ivano’s utility experience spans over 23 years. An electrical engineering graduate of the University of Western Ontario, he also holds a Master’s degree in electrical engineering from the University of Toronto, specializing in power systems planning. He has recently completed a Master’s degree in Business Administration from Queen’s University.

Speaker # 4: Mark Schembri, Loblaw Properties Ltd. Mark Schembri is Vice President, Supermarket Systems and Store Maintenance for Loblaw Properties Limited. Mark has worked with Loblaw for 23 years and is currently responsible for facility maintenance for the 37 million square foot real estate portfolio that supports the retail business throughout Canada. He also supports all aspects of energy management and energy procurement including new store design standards for refrigeration, lighting and HVAC. Loblaw has been active in demand side management energy retrofits, renewable energy projects, and has successfully implemented a 10MW automated multiple facility electricity demand response project in Ontario. Mark is an active member of the Stakeholder Adviser Committee for the Independent Electricity System Operator of Ontario and is also a technical voting member of CSA.


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Speaker # 1: Susan Wakutz, Toronto District School Board Speaker # 2: Faizal Karmali, Quinzee Panel Discussion Room: Cohen Ballroom Call for Action: Building Our Sustainable Energy Future During this panel discussion, each of the workshop session chairs will present what they have learned over the two day conference for their respective workshop streams: the current status, challenges and potential solutions. Through different lenses and areas of expertise, they will collectively address what and how we can move forward with the agenda of building our sustainable energy future. The session will give conference attendees a chance to review discussions from all workshops and conclude a set of working agendas from the Summit.






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MAY 28–29, 2012 Green Initiatives at the 2012 Energy Matters Summit This year we’ve made many efforts to minimize the impact that the Energy Matters Summit has on our environment.

Renewable Energy The 2011 Energy Matters Summit is powered with 100 per cent green electricity. This means that Direct Energy will inject enough carbon-free green power onto the Ontario electricity grid to match the amount of electricity used by this event. Direct Energy’s green power is sourced exclusively from wind power and low-impact hydro producers who meet or exceed the federal government’s EcoLogoM standard for renewable energy.

STAFF APPAREL Energy Matters Summit apparel is produced in sweatshop-free facilities at high quality standards. American Apparel makes every effort to incorporate sustainability into their brand by minimizing wasted material, maximizing creativereuse of textiles, equipment and supplies, installing solar panels on factories, producing organic clothing lines and providing sustainable alternatives for commuting for employees.

VENUE The Toronto Congress Centre is committed to becoming the leader in our industry in terms of environmental responsibility. Many programs have been established to reduce landfill and carbon emissions whenever possible to make your next event greener. The Toronto Congress Centres recent expansion, to a million square feet, makes it one of the largest and most sustainable trade and convention facilities in North America. From its construction phase 75% of the demolished building materials, except for the steel framing, were diverted, reused or recycled. New construction materials were chosen according to recycled, environmentally friendly and reusable content. To further reduce its carbon foot print only local building materials and construction trades were used. The Toronto Congress Centre recognizes its responsibility to practice and promote behaviours that support current and future environmental sustainability. These practices include: Energy Efficiency and Water Conservation Electronic energy efficient ballasts, dimming controls, interior daylight sensors, LED exit signs, occupancy sensors and compact fluorescents make major energy reductions. Low flow, low flush and auto flush washroom fixtures save hundreds of gallons of water a year. Even the glass walled lobby area does its part with thick insulating low E argon filled glass that offers high thermal loading which reduces the amount of heating or cooling needed for that area.

Waste Diversion Working with its recycling partner, The Toronto Congress Centre diverts all waste for sorting and recycling. Easily identified bins throughout our facilities create an easy to follow system for exhibitors and attendees.

Purchasing Power Supporting local businesses, growers and producers not only reduces our carbon footprint it makes good business sense. The Toronto Congress Centre’s food and beverage program showcases local growers and producers, and we strive to use fresh seasonal produce whenever possible. Our environmentally friendly purchasing policy also ensures that no excess packaging or materials are used and that the recycled content is at a premium.

Superior Air Quality Unlike many buildings where re-circulated air can contribute to drowsiness or health concerns, our expansion provides clean fresh air for delegates and exhibitors with technologically advanced CO2 sensors. The by-product of this eco-friendly state of the art technology is heightened meeting productivity and reduced health issues. Our heating and cooling systems do not contain CFC’s or HCFC’s, low VOC carpeting and the use of chemical free paints and cleaners means the air is virtually allergen free.



Linen & Paper Free The Toronto Congress Centre’s eco-chic meeting rooms have attractive tabletop finishes to reduce the need for linen, thus reducing the amount of water and chemicals required to clean them. Our high energy hand dryers mean no disposable paper products in our washrooms.

Rain Water Irrigation The existing water tower will be fitted to filter sediment before it enters the city’s storm sewers and will provide rain water irrigation for the surrounding landscaping.

Green Roof Foundations for a green roof have been installed and soon a living roof will be in place to absorb carbon dioxide and emit oxygen, further reducing the heat island effects from building operations and improving storm water management.

Food We have partnered with local growers and wine producers within a 100 mile radius so our culinary team can provide the freshest local ingredients while reducing the carbon footprint - showcasing our regions best in their seasonal offerings year round.

ACCOMMODATIONS In an effort to reduce transportation related emissions, accommodations for the 2012 Energy Matters Summit have been arranged for at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Airport, conveniently located directly across from the Toronto Congress Centre. In 2010, The Hotel Association of Canada (HAC) awarded the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Toronto Airport with a 3 Green Key ECOmmodation standing for: taking significant steps to protect the environment by implementing strong environmental programs, best management practices, training programs, and engineering solutions which have benefited the environment and the local community.

IN ADDITION The Energy Matters Summit team has made a variety of other environmentally-responsible choices: • Arranging for accommodations directly across the Toronto Congress Centre to help reduce transportation related emissions • Cutting paper usage by creating an event page on our website where delegates can register online, as well as download our Conference Program • Making hotel reservations available online via a dedicated web page • Providing all event updates via e-mail to registered delegates • Conducting the majority of marketing campaigns via e-mail, radio and web • Printing on FSC, eco-logo certified paper • Taking measures to reduce waste; using bulk water instead of bottled water • Using local, environmentally-friendly suppliers where possible • Turning off lights and shutting down electronics in support rooms at the end of each day • Making post-presentation materials available online (instead of printing paper copies)



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