Unlock Capital fom Energy Savings


photo from Facility Management Leadership Institute Spring 2013 workshopIf you’ve been wondering how to create your Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) plan, wondering how to gather and analyze data on your energy usage, or even simply wondering if there are ways to save money with energy conservation, this workshop is for you. This summer’s session is primarily focused on Energy Managers, Facility Managers, Managers of Infrastructure and those involved with developing an energy plan for the public sector. A second session in the fall will focus on Financial Officers, Directors of Finance, Superintendents of Business for the public sector, and attendees from the summer session.

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Energy Savings Workshop Agenda


Workshop Agenda

November 27th, 2014

Delta Meadowvale Hotel and Conference Centre – Club Studio 3

6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5N 2L3

 Unlock Capital From Energy Savings

8:30 – 8:45 am        Continental Breakfast & Registration Check-in

9:00 am        Welcome and introductory remarks     Marie Olds, FMLI

9:10 am        Overview of the day, agenda, goals, objectives, outcomes     Alan Levy, B.Sc., Ph.D., Experienced leader in Energy Efficiency Solutions

9:30 -10:30 am        MEASURE/COMPARE/CHANGE     Jay Zoellner, EVP/GM AIS

  • Making sense of your energy costs/consumption
  • How does your building measure up?
  • Market benchmarks
  • Outcome:
    • How much is energy disaggregated?
    • What is consumption relative to overall energy costs?
    • What is the Impact of lighting, HVAC, technology etc.?


Attendees gain an understanding of building costs and usage versus market sector benchmarks. How data can be used to uncover hidden energy savings.

10:30 – 10:45 am        Break

10:45 – 11:30 am        Examples and Technologies     Jay Zoellner

Case Study 1 – Health care
Case Study 2 – Municipality

11:30 – Noon        Leveraging Expertise Through Technology     Jay Zoellner

  • Outcome:
    • Success models of energy plans for public facilities are demonstrated.
    • The Importance of using technology to communicate success within an organization, facilities and inter-departmentally.


12 Noon – 1:00 pm     Lunch Break  (Hand out and complete quiz during lunch)

1:00 – 1:45 pm     Information Technology Communications (ICT)      Bill MacDonald, President & CEO, Marksal

  • Energy Wise Quiz (10 minutes)
  • Review (5 min Q&A)
  • Audit Overview (5 minutes)
  • Case Studies (20 minutes)
    • School Boards (10 minutes)
    • Health Care (10 minutes)
  • Outcome:
    Test your knowledge around the topic of ITC energy saving;


The ICT Energy Audit is a fundamental building block needed to develop your ICT Energy Plan. You will gain an understanding of what is involved in an ICT Energy Audit so that you can gather the right information when back home. To inspire you our ICT case studies will highlight what others have done to achieve their energy saving goals.

1:45 pm – 2:15 pm        Measures for Increased & Reliable Energy Savings     Helen Reeve

Groups will be given a list of costs, savings, measures, paybacks etc.; Understand different project measures mix depending on payback period-10, 15, 20 year payback thresholds.

  • Outcome:
    • Gain an understanding of load system plant; education of typical measures such as high efficiency boilers, BAS etc. and newer measures such as LED lighting; an increased understanding of looking at whole building versus “cherry picking”.


2:15 -2:30 pm        Afternoon Break

2:30 – 3:15 pm        The Green Energy Act And You: Putting a Green Energy Plan into Practice          Helen Reeve

  • Outcome:
    • What is 397/11?; how to comply; use the energy plan to leverage facility needs; Key takeaway Create and execute an energy plan that addresses energy management and capital creation.


3:15- 3:30 pm        Questions & Answers facilitated by Alan Levy

3:30 – 3:45 pm        Summary of today’s workshop           Alan Levy

3:45  – 4:00 pm        Back To Work Plan of Action

4:00 pm        LDC & Corporate Perspective     AIM, Ameresco, Armstrong, Jaga, Marksal, Phillips

4.30 pm        Close