• Energy Management

    Energy Management is more important than ever before as we transition to a low carbon economy. That means energy efficiency is the most important tool your organization has to minimize environmental impact while maximizing productivity and profit.

  • Energy Efficiency

    This conference is a must-attend event for energy and environmental leaders. Don't miss out on the opportunity to network, collaborate, learn, and get excited about energy efficiency. You'll be energized with new ideas and strategies to implement right away!

  • As a conference participant you will discover how to:

    • Boost your knowledge of energy efficiency and energy management
    • Benefit from efficiency incentive programs
    • Work with NB Power to deliver energy solutions
    • Develop business opportunities in the energy efficiency services industry
  • WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM THE CONFERENCE?

    • Inspiring keynotes
    • Engaging panel discussions
    • Case Studies
    • Professional development workshops
    • Conference mixer and reception
    • Networking opportunities
    • Industry exhibitors
    • Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards and dinner
  • With additional resources from the federal government's Low Carbon Economy Fund, NB Power is investing more than ever before in energy efficiency incentives and programs. Join us to explore the opportunities in the growing energy efficiency industry.

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Interested in Attending?

The Energizing Efficiency Conference is an opportunity to explore the many benefits of introducing energy efficiency practices into your everyday.

The conference will be a springboard for all sectors to get involved and leverage energy efficiency for the benefit of the environment, the economy, and New Brunswick homeowners and businesses.

Who Should Attend?

This conference is for those with an interest in managing energy consumption for the betterment of their community, business or workplace. Network, collaborate, learn, and get energized!  Return to work with knowledge and new ideas to implement right away! Keynotes, panels and workshops will offer valuable content for:
  • Housing industry professionals
  • Business and commercial building owners
  • Industrial energy managers and operators
  • Municipalities
  • Environmental organizations
  • Energy efficiency service providers
  • Educators and students
Full schedule of the event

Event schedule

Below is the conference agenda.

Conference agenda at a glance

We're still assembling key topics and top notch speakers so if you want to receive updates on the conference sign up below.


Efficiency Conference schedule

Continental Breakfast

Casual

Opening Remarks

  • Bilingual
  • NB Power

Opening Keynote Session

What will it take to energize efficiency?

  • Translation Available
  • Stephen MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer of
    Efficiency One, Nova Scotia

Networking Break & Ask a Program Expert

  • Exhibit Room

Your opportunity to take a networking break and mingle with the Program Leads & Tech Advisors.

Panel Session (#1)

Building an energy efficiency ecosystem

  • Translation Available

Panel Members:

  • Claudia Simmonds, Chief Executive Officer, Canadian Home Builders' Association – NB
  • Louise Comeau, PhD, Research Associate, Director
    Environment and Sustainable Development Research Centre (ESDRC)
    UNB, Faculty of Forestry and Environmental Management
  • Scott Shreenan P.Eng., CEM
    Project Engineer, Associate
    MCW Maricor

Networking Lunch & Tradeshow

  • Exhibit Room

Enjoy a stand-up buffet lunch and the chance to mingle with Program Leads & Tech Advisors

Breakout Sessions (#1)

Choose from 1 of 5 breakout sessions.

1. Saving Energy through behaviour change: Building an efficiency culture in your workplace

Language: English

Speaker(s): Ersilia Serafini, President and CEO Summerhill

Sector Focus: Commercial / Industrial

2. Industrial efficiency - opportunities for heat recovery

Language: English

Speaker(s): Colin Murray, ICF

Sector Focus: Industrial

3. National building code 2020 – getting to Net Zero by 2030

Language: English

Speaker(s):

  • Andrew Oding, General Manager, Senior Building Science Associate, Building Knowledge Canada
  • Joe Waugh, builder, renovator, efficiency consultant

Sector Focus: Residential

4. How to develop a community energy plan

Language: French

Speaker(s):

  • Sara Mudge, NB Power
  • Brent Gilmour, QUEST Canada

Sector Focus: Community / Commercial / Residential

5. Making a business case for energy efficiency

Language: English

Speaker(s): Gabriel Desmarais, Econoler

Sector Focus: All Sectors

Networking Break & Ask a Program Expert

  • Exhibit Room

Breakout Sessions (#2)

Choose from 1 of 5 breakout sessions.

1. Making a business case for energy efficiency

Language: French

Speaker(s): Gabriel Desmarais, Econoler

Sector Focus: All Sectors

2. How to develop a community energy plan

Language: English

Speaker(s):

  • Sara Mudge, NB Power
  • Brent Gilmour, QUEST Canada

Sector Focus: Community / Commercial / Residential

3. Next generation lighting (health, controls, trends)

Language: English

Speaker(s): Tracey McDade, president, RSEI Consultants, Ltd.

Sector Focus: Commercial

4. How to sell energy efficiency

Language:

Speaker(s): Denis Naugler, Summerhill

Sector Focus: Residential

5. Energy and Efficiency planning for First Nations in NB

Language: English

Speaker(s): Ed Genova, Specialist, First Nations Affairs, NB Power

Sector Focus: Community / First Nations

Panel Session (#2)

It's not all about the $ - getting value from non-energy benefits of energy efficiency

  • Translation Available

Panel Members:

  • Lara Ryan, Regional Director, Atlantic Chapter, CaGBC
  • Ersilia Serafini, president and CEO Summerhill
  • Lois Corbett NB Conservation Council

Moderator:

  • Peter Corbyn, Founder, New Brunswick Smart Grid Consortium

End of Day Wrap-up

Sessions break

Reception

Dinner and Efficiency Awards

  • Translation Available
Energy Efficiency May 24

Continental Breakfast

Casual

Second Day Kick-off

  • NB Power

Breakout Sessions (#3)

Choose from 1 of 5 breakout sessions.

1. Saving energy and improving process in small businesses

Language: English

Speaker(s): TBD

Sector Focus: Commercial

2. Energy Management Information Systems: Using EMIS to drive operational energy savings

Language: English (French slides)

Speaker(s): Peter Bassett EPS

Sector Focus: Industrial

3. Solar 101

Language: English

Speaker(s): Sara Mudge

Sector Focus: Residential / Community

4. Green Building Innovation – Zero Carbon & Retrofits

Language: English

Speaker(s): Lara Ryan, Regional Director, Atlantic Chapter, CaGBC

Sector Focus: Commercial / Industrial

5. Community Outreach Program

Language: English

Speaker(s): NB Power

Sector Focus: Community

Networking Break & Ask a Program Expert

  • Exhibit Room

Take a networking break and mingle with the Program Leads & Tech Advisors.

Panel Session (#3)

Energy efficiency in Atlantic Canada – perspectives from around the region

Panel Members:

  • Wade Lucas, Energy Efficiency Analyst, Newfoundland and Labrador Hydro
  • Keith Barrett, Newfoundland Power
  • Liam Cook, Efficiency NS
  • Efficiency PEI
  • Beth Pollock, Manager of Efficiency Program Delivery, NB Power

Moderator:

  • Michel Losier, Executive Director, Energy Efficiency and Community Engagement, NB Power

Closing Keynote Lunch

  • Translation Available
  • Chris Turner, author, speaker and strategist

Breakout Sessions (#4)

Choose from 1 of 4 breakout sessions.

1. Energy Management Systems: Moving towards continuous improvement of energy performance

Language: English (French slides)

Speaker(s): Peter Bassett EPS

Sector Focus: Industrial

2. Energy Efficiency through Building Optimization

Language: English

Speaker(s): Justin MacDonald (Dalhousie University - Efficiency NS embedded energy manager)

Sector Focus: Commercial

3. Community Outreach Program

Language: French

Speaker(s): NB Power

Sector Focus: Community / Residential / Commercial

4. Energy Efficiency Procurement

Language: English (French materials and Slides)

Speaker(s):

  • Vince Dixon Senior Manager, Supply Management, Irving Oil
    President, Supply Chain Management Association NB
  • Greg Bryden, Master Black Belt, Performance Excellence ,NB Department of Transportation and Infrastructure.
    Treasurer, Supply Chain Management Association NB

Sector Focus: Commercial / Industrial / Community

Wrap up & Closing Remarks

  • NB Power – Michel Losier

Registration is Now Open

Registration for this two-day conference includes access to keynotes, sessions, breakfast, lunch, and nutritional breaks, as well as a ticket to the Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards Dinner on Wednesday, May 23.

The conference is taking place at the Fredericton Convention Centre, located at 670 Queen Street, in downtown Fredericton.

Register Today

  • $299.00Early Bird Until April 30
  • Full Delegate
  • Keynotes
  • All Sessions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Nutritional Breaks
  • Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards Dinner
  • Available until April 30
  • $349.00After April 30
  • Full Delegate
  • Keynotes
  • All Sessions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Nutritional Breaks
  • Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards Dinner
  • $199.00Public Service
  • Full Delegate
  • Keynotes
  • All Sessions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Nutritional Breaks
  • Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards Dinner
  • $199.00Non-profit
  • Full Delegate
  • Keynotes
  • All Sessions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Nutritional Breaks
  • Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards Dinner
  • $99.00Student
  • Full Delegate
  • Keynotes
  • All Sessions
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Nutritional Breaks
  • $50.00Awards Dinner
  • Non-delegates or guests of delegates
  • Energy Efficiency Excellence Awards Dinner
BOOK YOUR ACCOMMODATIONS

Accommodations

Are you traveling from outside of the city? Stay at one of the Conference’s preferred hotels and enjoy a discounted rate. Book your hotel before April 24, 2018 to ensure you get access to the special conference rates. Please mention group code name Energizing Efficiency when booking to receive special rate.
 

The Details

The Crowne Plaza Fredericton Lord Beaverbrook, located directly across from the Fredericton Convention Centre, is pleased to offer conference delegates a discounted rate on guest rooms on Tuesday, May 23 & Wednesday, May 24, 2018.
 

Conference Preferred Room Rate

Standard guest room: $136.00 + applicable taxes and fees

(based on single/double occupancy. Additional person charge beyond double occupancy is $10.00 per person.)

Reservation requests made after April 24 will be accepted on a space and rate availability basis. Reserve your room now.

Hotel Direct Toll Free: 1-866-444-1946

Hotel Direct Number: 1-506-455-3371

To book your room on-line, please visit: https://book.passkey.com/e/49610053
 

Guest Parking

Crowne Plaza Fredericton offers convenient on-site parking at a rate of $1.50 per hour to a maximum of $10.00 in a 24 hour period.

STAY CONNECTED

Want to Stay Connected During the Conference?

The conference App will be coming soon!

smartphone app

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PO Box 2000, STN A
Fredericton, NB E3B 4X1
Toll free – 1-866-663-6272


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