The Human Factor – Building Sustainability and Resiliency into the Facilities Management Organization
Orvil Dillenbeck, Canadian Nuclear Laboratories
The objective of this presentation is to discuss how many buildings are older than their operators, and a full set of drawings and manuals is a rare find. Combined with retirements, staff reassignments, and contract turnover it is easy to lose the institutional knowledge that keeps a building resilient and efficient. An experienced facility manager shares lessons learned in organizing and leading a team that transfers and even builds knowledge over time.
Connectivity and Intelligent Ecosystems for Sustainable Savings
Liviu Craiu-Botan1 and Mark Gallagher2 1Oxford Properties Group 2Armstrong Fluid Technology
The objective of this presentation is to educate participants about recent advances in HVAC technology and cloud-based analytics that enable implementation of real-time performance management of building systems. They will hear the building owner’s perspective on case studies where these technologies have been deployed to improve building performance and obtain significant cost savings. State-of-the-art cyber security processes to protect building performance systems will also be discussed.
Vulnerability Assessment of Buildings Using the PIEVC Protocol – Integrating Evolving Science
Joanna Eyquem1, Clara Champalle1, Laure Gerard2 1AECOM 2Public Services and Procurement Canada
The objective of this presentation is to present a recent application of the PIEVC Protocol to two federal buildings, including developments, lessons learnt and recommend strategies to make application of the Protocol efficient and effective.
The Passive House Way for a Climate Conscious Portfolio
Sonia Zouari, Parks Canada
The objective of this presentation is to review: the theory, practice, potential and contemporary Canadian experience with the world's most advanced construction standard, the international Passive House Standard; the clear retrofit pathway it provides for existing buildings with the EnerPHit option; how PH provides an effective and ambitious tool to address current climate mitigation and adaptation imperatives at scale; and, Parks Canada lessons learned through pilots and feasibility studies.
It's More Than Just a Storm: Preparing for Major Climatic Events Today and in the Future
Maxime St. Denis1, Maria Mottillo1, Norman Shippee2 1Public Services and Procurement Canada 2Risk Sciences International
The objective of this presentation is to provide an overview of climate projections that were determined for extreme weather events in the National Capital Area, show how PSPC plans to use and share the information for climate adaptation, and visit what is next for climate change adaptation priorities at PSPC.
Intelligent Energy Optimization and Operational Resiliency through Distributed Energy Storage
Brandie Williams, Johnson Controls
The objective of this presentation is to provide attendees with an overview of how distributed energy storage systems can be incorporated into real property sustainability planning to improve operational resiliency, reduce GHG emissions and provide economic benefit.
The Emergence of Microgrids for Sustainable and Resilient Buildings and Campuses
Jim Fonger1, Rupp Carriveau2, Lindsay Miller2 1Ameresco Canada Inc. 2University of Windsor
The objective of this presentation is to provide attendees with an overview and understanding of the economic drivers that facilitate the deployment of microgrids for both resiliency and emission reduction.
Don Grant and Tomasz Smetny-Sowa Energy Services Acquisition Program, Public Services and Procurement Canada
The objective of this presentation is to provide property managers, portfolio managers and tenants with a better understanding of how the modernization of the district energy system in the National Capital Region will reduce federal GHG emissions associated with heating and cooling operations by up to 90% by 2030.