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March 27, 2019 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Duration: 1 hour(s) Price: FREE
Show(s): PM Springfest
Location: South Building
Credits: BOMI 1
Stream(s): Energy, Environment & Higher Performance
In this session you will hear from executives in commercial real estate, residential real estate and government who will share examples of how data intended for sustainability reporting can be used for other purposes. Learn how positive unintended consequences led to identifying deficiencies in buildings systems which resulted in savings, operational improvements, and general insights into optimal system performances. Join the panel as they share their experiences and participate in an informative question and answer period.
Director, Energy and Sustainability, FirstService Residential
Suneel Gupta, MASc., P.Eng., CEM (ex. LEED AP, ex. CBCP) has over 25 years of diverse energy management experience expanding to broader sustainability practice. Now he is a Director, Energy and Sustainability for FirstService Residential (Ontario). And is working on improving building performance to enhance community affordability, user experience, resilience and reputation. Awards and recognitions: IESO Energy Manager of the Year (2018); Energy into Action-Energy Innovation Award-Best Multi-Residential Project (2018); Annual savings scorecard - Y1 savings 2500MWh; Y2 savings 5000MWh; Y3 savings tracking 10000MWh – Averaging a 2 year project payback. Past adventures include: M&V and project development at Tescor, Rose, MCW, Optimira. Portfolio energy management at Minto, City of Brampton, Oxford Properties. Boutique facilitation services Ozz Energy, Energy Advantage, CLEAResults..
Principal, Vice President, Operations, Avison Young
A hands-on executive, Steve has more than 20 years of direct experience in the leasing and management of industrial, commercial and retail properties. Steve has sound business expertise and a successful track record in the field of third-party property management. Steve is the head of Avison Young’s Real Estate Management’s Operation team and has an extensive background in day-to-day building operations. Steve keeps abreast of all emerging trends in operations, sustainability best practices, energy management and tenant needs. He has become an invaluable asset, to our clients, in ensuring properties are operated efficiently with a high level of customer service. In addition, he has an extensive background in building and tenant construction management. Resulting from conducting over $50 million in capital improvements, new building construction and tenant improvements since joining Avison Young in 2000, he has created our Project Management group, and continues to oversee its growth. Steve possesses a strong service attitude, ensuring both client and tenant satisfaction.
Principal, Ecovert Sustainability Consultants
Jim is the co-founder of Ecovert Sustainability Consultants, a full service environmental consulting firm. Ecovert helps builders, developers, landlords and tenants transform their new or existing buildings into models of sustainability which meet environmental best practices. His projects include the Earth Rangers Centre and the Professional Engineers of Ontario and Scotia
Plaza. Jim’s expertise and leadership in sustainability is recognized throughout the industry. He is the Leadership Chair of the Canada Green Building Council’s Greater Toronto Chapter and is the organizer of Green Drinks, Toronto’s largest monthly sustainability networking event.
Energy Management, Environment and Energy Division, City of Toronto
Joel Arthurs is the Supervisor of Energy Management with the City of Toronto's Environment and Energy Division. A Certified Energy Manager, he has worked for the City of Toronto for nearly a decade. Joel and his team are responsible for delivering on the City's regulatory requirements under Ontario Regulation
507/18, the Broader Public Sector: Energy Reporting and Conservation and Demand Management Plans. Analyzing consumption patterns of nearly 5,000 utility accounts and managing the City's energy management system has allowed for the development of business cases geared towards helping the City reach its TransformTO goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 80% by 2050.