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Energy Efficiency in Canada’s Commercial Building Sector – Vancouver Outreach Session – March 26, 2009

NRTEE-SDTC report on Energy Efficiency in Commercial Building Sector builds momentum among industry stakeholders eager to learn how to reduce emissions and increase energy efficiency

The National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy together with Sustainable Development Technology Canada presented “Geared for Change: Energy Efficiency in Canada’s Commercial Building Sector” at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

The report represents a major step in addressing the realities facing the commercial building sector in Canada as it moves to address challenges like emissions and energy consumption. It presents a viable carbon emission and energy efficiency policy pathway for the commercial building sector.

The event brought together 17 major players in the sector. Participants heard a first-hand presentation from some of the authors of the report, and then had a chance to ask questions and engage in discussions.






Reza Baraty

Dave Barrie
Project Engineer
EcoSmart Foundation

Ronan Chester
Project Manager
MHPM Project Managers Inc.

Luis Damy
High Performance Building Program Manager
BC Hydro Power Smart

Helen Goodland
Executive Director
Light House Sustainable Building Centre

Ross Greenwood
Seismotech Safety Systems Inc.

David (SPEAKER) Helliwell
Small Energy Group

Davis M. Marques
Research Associate
School of Interactive Arts & Technology
Simon Fraser University

David McLaughlin
President & CEO

Joerg Messer

John (SPEAKER) Metras
Director of Plant Operations
Land and Building Services
University of British Columbia

Michele Mossman
Research Associate and Laboratory Manager
Department of Physics and Astronomy
University of British Columbia

Leslie Peer
Read Jones Christoffersen Ltd.

Bill Richardson
Marketing and Business Development
MSR Innovations Inc.

Carmelina Sorace
Commercial Sector Marketing Manager
Customer Care & Power Smart
BC Hydro

Annika Tamlyn
Policy Advisor
National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE)

Guido Wimmers
Equilibrium Consulting Inc.

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