ASHRAE Toronto - 2016 Commissioning Seminar & Dinner Meeting

  • 07 Mar 2016
  • 2:00 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Parkview Manor (formerly Spirale), 55 Barber Greene Rd, North York, ON M3C 2H2
  • 6


  • ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Member Dinner Meeting Only
  • ASHRAE Toronto Chapter Member Seminar & Dinner Meeting
  • Registration Code Required. BCA Member Dinner Only.
  • Registration Code Required. BCA Member Seminar & Dinner Meeting
  • Registration Code Required. BCA Member Seminar Only.
  • Registration Code Required. BOMA Member Dinner Only.
  • Registration Code Required. BOMA Member Seminar & Dinner Meeting.
  • Registration Code Required. BOMA Member Seminar Only.
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  • Guest Rate Seminar Only
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Commissioning Services Seminar & Dinner Meeting

Date: Monday, March 7th, 2016


Dinner Meeting:

2:00 PM to 5:00 PM

5:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Parkview Manor (formerly Spirale), 55 Barber Greene Rd, North York, ON M3C 2H2

ASHRAE Toronto Chapter in partnership with the Building Commissioning Association (BCA) and the Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) will be hosting a commissioning seminar and dinner meeting on Monday, March 7th, 2016.

Please register for the afternoon seminar, dinner meeting or both events.  

Commissioning Seminar
2:00pm - 5:00pm

Making the Connection Between Energy and GHG

Sustainable design and operations has traditionally been constrained by financial return on investment. As we move into an era of emissions reporting, owners will need to pay close attention to how emissions will be a commodity that requires managing. This session looks at how Owners, Engineers, Commissioning providers and building managers will be affected.


Session 1 (2pm until 2:30)

Codes, Standards and Emission Reporting Requirements - What Does the Future Hold

What is new or expected for 2016, codes, standards and emission reporting requirements. MOE or senior official on overall policy.

John Godfree/Craig Golding

Session 2 (2:30 until 2:50)

Justifying Emissions with Energy Efficient CHP Plants

Combined Heat and Power plants are justified by lowered energy consumption and the subsequent reduction in operating costs. How will these plants comply with the impending GHG cap and trade legislation? Will this be the end for CHP plants in Ontario? Learn the basics of CHP plants and what the future could hold in the Cap and Trade environment.

Paul Leitch, UofT

Session 3 (2:50 until 3:10)

Benchmarking and Optimization Opportunities Through Existing Building Commissioning

The opportunity to implement smart building technology is playing a significant role in the implementation of Facility Improvement Measures for existing building commissioning. Data analytics are being applied which connect the financial model of a particular measure with real time resource consumption. This session will provide an overview of techniques applied during the EBCx process which support building reporting & benchmarking.

Chris Piche, Integral Group

Break 3:10 to 3:25

Session 4 (3:25 until 3:45)
Natural Gas Consumption, Carbon Credits and the Future of Natural Gas as a Viable Fuel

Mark Cammisuli, Enbridge Gas Distribution

Session 5 (3:45 until 4:10)
Owner’s Objectives in Meeting Emissions Reduction Targets

Philippe Bernier, Triovest

Session 6 (4:10 until 4:30)\
Ensuring Reductions are Sustained Over Time

Steve Taylor MMM

Discussions and questions (4:30 to 5:00)

Moderator: Mike Loughry

Dinner Meeting
5:00pm - 9:00pm

Solar Absorption Systems

Dr. Lucio Mesquita

Dr. Lucio Mesquita works for governments, trade associations and private companies on topics such as solar thermal market analysis and policy, technology evaluation and development, and training. As a mechanical engineer, he has worked on the design and commissioning of more than 180 commercial solar thermal projects in several countries. Dr. Mesquita is also an expert in solar cooling, having written his PhD thesis on the topic at Queen’s University - Canada.

Need Assistance?

Feel free to contact the following members for further details:

Brendan McDermott
ASHRAE Toronto
Chapter Technology Transfer Committee Chair

Derek Cheung
BCA Eastern Canadian Chapter - Secretary


Peter is currently a Technical Energy Consultant within the Conservation Demand Management group at Toronto Hydro. There, he evaluates and assists customers with energy efficiency projects ensuring the projects will receive the maximum available incentive from the OPA conservation programs. He has 25 years of experience with 10 years in the Building industry. Particular areas of expertise are Energy Audits, LEED EBOM projects and requirements, sustainability strategies as well as Renewable Energy. He is an accredited CEM, LEED EBOM and P.Eng

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