The SLCan Board of Directors is pleased to announce that the Ottawa Chapter was formed in August 2021. The Chapter Board will be led by Founding President Ryan Gregory (Merrick Canada ULC), Vice President Chris Goudie (Merrick Canada ULC) and Treasurer Kelly Lowe (Merrick Canada ULC). Membership in the Chapter is included in SLCan's annual membership fees. Visit https://slcan.ca/
Our group includes members from the public and private sectors with representation from: academic, hospital and national labs; facility representatives; sustainability experts; design teams; and product specialists. We are interesting in collaborating and sharing knowledge and expertise on everything from new technologies to planning principles to operational solutions that will make our laboratories some of the most sustainable environments possible. We are tackling topics such as: air management; design principles; use of hazardous materials; funding challenges; environmental impact; and the use of green technologies just to cover a few of the topics of discussion.
For more information on the Chapter please contact email@example.com.
We are excited to be hosting our first in person social event at the Mill Street Pub (555 Wellington) in Ottawa on May 30, 2022. This will be an informal event where we encourage everyone to come out and have dinner and drinks and get to know your fellow Chapter members and industry peers.
We have rented the BrewMaster's Bar area (upstairs) for our group and people will be required to pay for their own food and beverages as required. We are very limited on numbers to be able to keep things flexible.
Look forward to seeing you all there!
With the expertise present in the National Capital Region, we are extremely excited to launch our Ottawa Chapter with our first virtual event on February 17: High Performance Buildings & Laboratories.
We look forward to (virtually!) seeing you there!
This presentation focuses on the application of “back-to-basics” good design principles as a legitimate energy efficiency measure to achieve high performance / low energy buildings and laboratories. The approaches described hinge on rigorous adherence to prescriptive design characteristics that match energy standards (90.1, 189.1, AEDGs), over the industry approach to rely on trade-offs/technologies to achieve improvements in building energy performance.
There are several reasons why the industry needs to start focusing on the design process rather than “simply pasting energy efficiency into a conventional design”. They include:
- the very small improvement in energy performance being achieved by so called green buildings;
- the need to start designing more resilient and climate responsive buildings with reduced loads and low TEDIs, and finally
- the urgency to tackle GHG emissions reductions in the face of accelerating worldwide climate change with increasingly unpredictable weather.
Presenter: Giuliano Todesco, University of Ottawa
Giuliano Todesco is a Senior Energy Specialist with the University of Ottawa. He has over 35 years of experience in energy efficiency, energy auditing, load calculations and energy modeling. He has published energy efficiency articles in the ASHRAE Journal and presented at many industry conferences.
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