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Professional Development Day

Shaw Centre, 55 Colonel By Drive, Ottawa, ON
November 19 to 21, 2019 

HVAC Evolution – How Digitally Integrated Technology Improves Resilience, Reduces Energy Use and Operating Costs

This training session will share experiences from various industry stakeholders to discuss new technology and design approaches, and ways to move beyond traditional barriers to energy retrofits as well as improvements these technologies and practices provide to technical building operations that sustain energy savings for the long term.

Consultation and Engagement

The purpose of this training session is to provide participants with:

  1. An introduction to the theory of consultation and engagement;
  2. An overview of the federal program and services context; and,
  3. An opportunity to hear how our colleagues, the National Capital Commission and the City of Ottawa, act to consult and engage with regional interest groups and the public.

The day will end with a vibrant presentation on the practice of public engagement together with hand-on exercises.

Public Private Partnerships – The Truth and Nothing But!

The purpose of this training session is to provide participants with:

  • An introduction to the theory of public private partnerships;
  • An overview of the federal program and services context;
  • An understanding about the key components of P3s such as:
  • Business case development
  • Delineation of approval processes and timeframes
  • The conduct of technical and Value-for-Money studies and their role in P3 procurement processes
  • The development of contracts and the associated myriad of annexes
  • The evaluation and screening of potential projects, and,
  • The high standard of transparency in the procurement process

The day will end with the presentation of case studies and lessons learned.

Introduction to RETSCreen Expert

This training will be an introductory session on RETSCReen Expert, an intelligent decision support tool that enables professionals and decision-makers to rapidly identify and assess the viability of potential energy efficiency, renewable energy and cogeneration projects; and to easily measure and verify the actual and ongoing energy performance of buildings, factories and power plants around the world.

Reconciliation through Building Canada with Indigenous Strength

The challenge seems daunting. How are we supposed to be able to balance so many priorities? Where do we start in terms of increasing indigenous procurement and setting up P3’s?

The purpose of this training session is to provide participants with:

  1. Concrete examples of the capacity of indigenous businesses to meet real property requirements from basic construction to alternative energy projects;
  2. A primer on how to improve procurement practices and procedures, a guide to how to “buy indigenous” in the RP/infrastructure context; and,
  3. A chance to discuss the opportunities and challenges of setting up a P3 project with an indigenous partner.
Building Information Modelling – The Next Step in Portfolio Management

Coming soon. 

Creating a Sustainability Portfolio Masterplan

To achieve meaningful progress in sustainability, real-estate owners and operators must prepare a holistic plan that covers all aspects of an organization’s priorities and ensures achievable integration with the many complexities of facility management services.

Sustainability professionals will walk the attendees through a step-by-step process to create a masterplan that identifies and prioritizes key initiatives to achieve portfolio sustainability objectives within the context of government requirements.

The course will include a scenario, where participants will be guided through and participate in developing a sustainability masterplan for a portfolio. This will be an interactive course and participants will learn to:

  • Develop a framework for the masterplan based on several elements of sustainability;
  • Understand the information required to establish the portfolio’s current state;
  • Prioritize the analysis based on the current state of the portfolio;
  • Outline the steps required to properly analyze the potential of specific sustainability elements within the portfolio;
  • Identify solutions and develop life-cycle costing and risk analysis strategies;
  • Develop an implementation plan including metrics for success and continuous monitoring;
  • Engage with key stakeholders and industry experts; and,
  • Apply strategies learned during the workshop to their own requirements.

Participants will be divided into teams to simulate key stakeholders in a study. They will be guided through a scenario with an opportunity to analyze, develop, and communicate their vision for a masterplan. The course will help participants understand the complex integration, technical and engagement elements of a sustainability masterplan.

This training session is being offered by the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC).

Project Management: Treasury Board Secretariat Policy Direction and Tools

The discussion will include changes to the Organizational Project Management Capacity Assessment (OMPCA) and the Project Complexity and Risk Assessments.

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