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Business Development Manager
CIET Canada
Toronto, ON
Consultant - EE + Demand-Side Energy Resources
Dunsky Energy Consulting
Montreal, QC
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February 27, 2017
Making energy efficiency businesses competitive
CEEA Business Forum & Luncheon: 2017 EE trends   

Learn the latest trends in the energy efficiency sector in Canada and the U.S. on April 19 in Toronto with CEEA's great line-up of industry insiders. The Business Forum features: how the Toronto Green Standard will affect new construction with RDH's Steve Kemp, and the City of Toronto's Lisa King; a look at how climate change has affected policies with the Ontario Government with Alex Wood from the Climate Change Directorate; and a new RETScreen Expert demonstration with Gregory J. Leng.

And the implications of the Trump presidency on the business of energy efficiency in the U.S. will be discussed by Kateri Callahan, president of the Alliance to Save Energy, at our keynote luncheon.

Members & Association Members $250 + HST
Non-members $325 + HST   
Federal procurement changes that will impact your businesses

Climate change may be the hot topic, but procurement policies directly affect a company's bottom line

With the signing of the Paris Agreement and the introduction of carbon pricing
The federal government is leading by example and updating its procurement policies which will help SMEs compete for business. Photo: A Yee
to Canada a lot of CEEA's work over the past year has targeted NRCan and the Ministry of the Environment and Climate Change. But there is another department not to ignore - Public Services and Procurement Canada. In fact CEEA has been at the forefront of discovering what are the latest developments in procurement policies at the federal level because we know it directly affects how the government will buy our members' products and services. It is after all the central purchasing agent and real property manager for the federal government. Now the government is leading by example and undergoing a modernization of its procurement policies.

Minister of Public Services and Procurement Judy Foote received a mandate letter that included modernizing the procurement process so it would alleviate administrative burdens, and adopt green and social procurement. In addition, the department will work with Infrastructure and Communities to conduct an inventory of all available federal lands and buildings that could be repurposed for affordable housing in communities. The procurement process is so important that it now has an assistant deputy minister and its parliamentary secretary, MP Steve MacKinnon, is regularly attending and asking questions at the stakeholder meetings which began two weeks ago in Ottawa. The discussion include addressing product standards, regulations, the realities of manufacturing, and....MORE 
EE News
Fondaction joins CEEA:  We're pleased to have the labour-sponsored fund join the Alliance's membership. Based in Montreal, the fund is dedicated to a greener economy.


Ontario green bond raises $800 million for infrastructure projects:  It is the third green bond issue for the province and will support 12 projects including helping Hamilton's St. Joseph's Healthcare reach LEED gold status.

Thunder Bay electricity use is down by 12 per cent: Since 2005 the community and businesses have saved energy thanks to conservation programs.

Manitoba launches building energy challenge: The province has started a Race to Reduce program to get participating buildings to cut their energy used by 10 per cent. It's based on the successful program out of the GTA.

U.S. Consortium aims to improve industrial EE by 50 per cent: Yale's School of Forestry and Environmental studies will help the group improve manufacturing processes and will address energy efficiency questions in four areas: industrial design, material optimization, remanufacturing, and recycling of materials.

Apply for ENERGY STAR Canada Awards: The awards are for certified products and new homes; the deadline is March 3.

The Ontario Cap and Trade Forum: CEEA is supporting the forum which will be held in Toronto, April 26-27. Organized by Canadian Clean Energy Conferences, CEEA members can receive a 20 per cent discount by using code CEEA20 when registering.

EE Global Forum 2017: May 8-9 in Washington, D.C.
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