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ASHRAE Toronto - May 2011 Dinner Meeting

  • 02 May 2011
  • 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
  • Technical Tour (Toronto City Hall) & Dinner Meeting (Marriott Eaton's Centre)
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  • *Please note - Valid student ID from your respective school must be shown when signing in at the door.

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Notice of Meeting

Dinner Meeting Details

NO Walk-In Registrations will be Permitted

 Date:  Monday May 2nd, 2011
 Venue: Technical Tour: City Hall Council Chamber
Meeting: Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel

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Tech Tour:

 3:30 PM City Hall Council Chamber

Reception:  5:30 PM (Marriott Eaton Centre Hotel)

Dinner:  6:30 PM to 9:30 PM
   (Including Presentations)

We ask that you pre-register for the technical tour and dinner at your earliest convenience online at www.torontoashrae.com, select “Meeting Registration and Calendar” from the left tab and then “Register” button for the ASHRAE Toronto - May 2011 Dinner Meeting.  You may also still register through the ASHRAE chapter office (Sabrina Tai - 905 602 4714 or stai@hrai.ca). Please indicate at time of registration if you have any specific meal requirements. There will always be a vegetarian option, simply notify us at time of registration. No walk-in registrations will be permitted for this event.

Toronto City Hall Energy Upgrades

City Hall was built in the 1960's when energy efficiency was not a concern. Over the last several decades, however, the movement towards sustainability became embedded into our City’s culture and policy making strategies. This ASHRAE dinner meeting (and technical tour) will showcase the many sustainability features recently incorporated into Toronto’s City Hall facility located at 100 Queen Street West.

A recent sustainability initiative undertaken at City Hall was the connection to Enwave's Deep Lake Water Cooling System (DLWC).  DLWC will reduce City Hall’s electricity consumption by approximately 1.9 million kilowatt hours annually and will reduce CO2 by 325 tonnes (a 75 percent reduction in CO2 emissions as compared to conventional chillers.)  City Hall also purchased green/renewable power from Bullfrog Power since 2009. The purchase of 19 million kWh of green power will result a reduction of over 4,000 tones of CO2.

On May 2, 2007 over 65 planners, environmentalists, engineers and specialists participated in a charrette to dialogue on City Hall and energy efficiency.  The event was co-sponsored by the Clinton Climate Initiative. The outcome of the charrette was that City Hall could, in the future, achieve a net zero carbon impact and thereby become a showcase for sustainability and energy efficiency but that significant investment would be required to achieve this. In May 2008 the City of Toronto signed an agreement with Toronto Hydro Energy Services Inc. to undertake some of the energy saving measures discussed at the charrette. 

During the dinner meeting and associated technical tour, a number of the energy efficiency and sustainability measures will be reviewed, with a focus on the latest energy upgrades to City Hall’s Council Chamber HVAC/R systems. To understand more about City Hall’s Council Chamber, from history to design features, please click here.

Council Chamber Council Chamber

Guest Speakers (and Tour Guides)

Mr. Michael Rosenblitt, P.Eng

Michael Rosenblitt is a mechanical engineer and Unit Director with LKM Division of SNC-Lavalin Inc.  Prior to SNC’s purchase of LKM, he was a partner with Leipciger Kaminker Mitelman (LKM) Consulting Engineers in Toronto.  Mr. Rosenblitt is actively involved in building mechanical services for the healthcare sector, as well as for commercial, institutional, multi-residential, and industrial projects.

Various notable projects he has been involved in are: Brampton Rose Theatre, connection of Mount Sinai Hospital to the Enwave Deep Lake Cooling System, replacement of City of Toronto Council Chamber HVAC, Atlantic Freezers refrigerated distribution centre, and ORC Secure Office Facility.

Prior to his work at LKM and SNC, Michael worked in the scrap metal and plastics industries as well as air-conditioning contracting, for several years before moving to Canada in 1986.   He worked at H. H. Angus and Associates until 1997, when he joined LKM as a partner.  He has a B.Sc in Mechanical Engineering from UCT in South Africa and an M. Eng. Science from UNSW in Australia.  He is a member of Professional Engineers Ontario and is a Designated Consulting Engineer; and is also licensed in New Brunswick and Alberta.  He is also a committee member of CSA Z7396 “Medical Gas Pipeline Systems” and CSA Z305.13 “Plume Scavenging”.

Mr. Rosenblitt has been a member of the ASHRAE Toronto Chapter since 1989 and served on the Chapter Board of Governors from 1997 to 2008, and was Chapter President for 2007.

Mr. Slavko Zdravkovic, P.Eng

Slavko has been a professional engineer since 1985 and has practiced mechanical engineering design with multiple consultancies, including H.H Angus and Associates and Giffels. Slavko has worked as a project manager with the City of Toronto since 1988.

At the City of Toronto Slavko is involved with the design of mechanical systems, including HVAC/R, plumbing and sprinkler systems, and project management of system upgrades and replacement for Toronto’s existing building portfolio. Slavko maintained a Project Management role while working alongside Michael Rosenblitt of LKM Consulting for the latest energy retrofit project at Toronto City Hall's Council Chambers, which included the replacement of air handling units, upgrades of the HVAC system and installation of new DDC control.

Special Guest Presentation

Toronto Green Roof Bylaw

Toronto is the first City in North America to have a bylaw to require and govern the construction of green roofs on new development. It was adopted by Toronto City Council in May 2009, under the authority of Section 108 of the City of Toronto Act. The Bylaw applies to new building permit applications for residential, commercial and institutional development made after January 31, 2010 and will apply to new industrial development as of April 30, 2012.

Ms Shayna Stott, an Environmental Planner with the City of Toronto's Planning Division will be providing dinner meeting attendees with a brief overview of Toronto's Green Roof Bylaw.

Technical Tour Information

Prior to the May Dinner Meeting, ASHRAE Toronto has organized a technical tour of the latest energy and mechanical retrofit project at Toronto City Hall. To participate in this technical tour, you will be prompted to register online when completing your dinner meeting registration on the www.TorontoASHRAE.com website. Technical tour details are as follows:

Time: 3:30 - 5:30 PM

Location: Toronto City Hall - 100 Queen St W, Toronto, ON M5H 2N2

All tour attendees are to congregate by the security desk on the ground level of City Hall. A representative from ASHRAE Toronto will be at the security desk, signing attendees in and guiding them to the Council Chamber.

Technical Tour Details:

Attendees will receive a 10-15 minute project brief (commencing promptly at 3:45 PM), prior to the technical tour, provided by both Michael Rosenblitt (LKM Consulting) and Slavko Zdravkovic (City of Toronto) within the Council Chamber. Attendees will then be escorted through several of City Hall’s mechanical spaces to see the latest mechanical/energy retrofits, in addition to various sustainability features. The tour will end at approximately 5:30 PM at which point, attendees will be directed to the Marriott Eaton’s Centre Hotel (across Bay Street from City Hall), where they will join ASHRAE Toronto in our final dinner meeting of the year.

Note: Only dinner meeting attendees will have the opportunity to participate in the technical tour. Also, please ensure you make necessary accommodations to cast your ballot in the upcoming Federal Election prior to the technical tour and dinner meeting event.

Need Assistance?

Feel free to contact Marco Ottavino, ASHRAE Programs Chair, for further details (marco.ottavino@gmail.com, 416-561-8252).

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