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UPDATED: ASHRAE Toronto+BcxA+BOMA - Afternoon Seminar and Dinner Meeting - The Path to Lower Carbon Buildings - The Future of Smart Buildings - March 4th, 2019

  • 04 Mar 2019
  • 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Paradise Banquet and Convention Centre, 7601 Jane Street, Vaughan, ON L4K 1X2
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Afternoon Seminar

and Dinner Meeting


 Date:  Monday March 4th, 2019

 Paradise Banquet and Convention Centre

   7601 Jane Street, Vaughan, ON L4K 1X2
 Time:  2:00 pm - 5:00 pm Seminar
   5:00 pm - 9:00 pm Dinner Meeting

Afternoon Seminar

The Path to Lower Carbon Buildings

BCA - The Building Commissioning Association,

BOMA Toronto - Building Owners and Managers Association of The Greater Toronto Area 


ASHRAE Toronto 

presents Seminar encompassing five different presentations regarding Low Carbon Buildings followed by Discussion and Questions session.

The building industry has recently seen a series of efforts in pursuit of low carbon buildings. The recognition of the link between green house gas emissions and the use of fossil fuels in buildings suggests the industry should work towards a carbon free future. This seminar will look at various aspects of building design and operation that will lead to lower carbon buildings.


1. Heat Recovery in Commercial Buildings

Using recovered heat in place fossil fuel based systems. The drive to reduce the use of fossil fuels in commercial buildings will force the consideration of the alternative means of providing building heating. The energy crisis of the 70’s lead to the use of recovered heat for building heating with mixed results. This presentation will take a second look at heat recovery and the potential for displacing fossil fuel consumption.

Speaker: Mike Loughry, HH Angus

2. Multi-residential GAHP Retrofit Case Study

The Atmospheric Fund will share their experience with a gas absorption heat pump retrofit in a multi-residential setting. The presentation will provide an overview of the project and will discuss design, operational performance, and lessons learned.

Speaker: Keith Burrows, The Atmospheric Fund (TAF)

3. Overview of Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use Regulation

The Ministry will provide an overview of Ontario Regulation 506/18, Reporting of Energy Consumption and Water Use, touching on which properties must report, by when, and who does what. The value of building benchmarking and reporting will be discussed, including uses for building benchmarking data and savings achieved in other jurisdictions with reporting requirements. The session will conclude on plans for Year 2 implementation, including mapped locations of properties expected to report, as well as communications and outreach efforts by the Ministry and how seminar participants can complement the Ministry’s outreach.

Speaker: Linda Poirier, Ministry of Energy

4. Selling Energy Conservation: Business Case Prioritization to Improve Everyone’s Bottom Line

Mike Mulqueen will provide an overview of available electricity incentive programs and smart energy conservation strategies that can deliver long-term cost savings. The presentation will share insights from energy sales professionals through a series of case studies that illustrate customer journeys and success stories in leveraging available incentives for planned and unplanned capital upgrades. The key learnings will be increased incentive program knowledge and deeper insight into how to successfully sell energy efficiency to decision makers by effectively communicating nonenergy benefits, understanding customer business models and budgeting processes and strengthening supply chain relationships.

Speaker: Mike Mulqueen, Toronto Hydro

5. CaGBC’s Zero Carbon Building Standard

To meet Canada’s GHG reduction targets, bold new approaches are required to drive innovation. For its part, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) has created a new zero carbon standard for assessing the carbon performance of commercial, institutional, and multi-family buildings in Canada. The CaGBC Zero Carbon Building Standard is a unique, made-in-Canada solution to achieving our climate change commitments, providing a path for both new and existing buildings to reach zero carbon.

Speaker: Jeff Ranson, CaGBC

Commissioning Services - ASHRAE BCA Seminar 2019 .pdf

Dinner Meeting

The Future of Smart Buldings

Modern building have Building Automation Systems (BAS), lighting control systems, and security systems which are also information technology (IT) systems. The exchange of digital information within and between each of these systems is required to support the enhanced functionality expected by operations and building users. When upgrading existing building systems or installing these system in new buildings, IT is an enabling base building service. This has an impact on the design, construction, testing and operations of the systems as they undergo the transition to building intelligence. 

By harnessing the information available and applying data science and analytics, building operators can gain insights into the performance of their building. 


Langdon Baker - Principal at Smith and Andersen

Obhishek Bhattacharjee - Associate at Smith Andersen 

Take advantage of our early bird pricing if you register by February 25th, 2019 and save up to $10 !!

No Walk-In Registrations will be Permitted

Need Assistance?

Feel free to contact the following:

Beatriz Salazar
ASHRAE Toronto Technology Transfer Committee Chair


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