3B – Implementing a Greenhouse Gas Reduction and Energy Efficiency Program


Course Description

New for 2018! An Environment Manager’s guide to practical measures and programs to comply with new regulations to reduce carbon and GHG emissions, while taking advantage of new funding mechanisms and government programs to increase sustainability and energy efficiency.

Course Co-Chairs

Brad Bergeron, RWDI | John Georgakopoulos, Willms and Shier Environmental Lawyers LLP

Guest Speakers

Alex Benzie, QUEST | Michael Berends, ClearBlue Markets | Sandra Dedesko, RWDI | Chris Frankowski, RWDI | Jim Kourtis, Ayming | Walter Kraus, Efficient2Sustainable (E2S), Inc. | Rachel Skeoch, RWDI | Joanna Vince, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, LLP | Annik White, RWDI | Bryce Oliver, Union Gas, An Enbridge Company | Giselle Davidian, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers, LLP | Sandy Willis, General Motors of Canada Company | Moin Chowdhury, Ayming

Course begins 9 AM

Carbon and GHG emissions: The new rules
  • Federal regulations and targets
  • The fuel standard regulatory framework
  • Provincial cap and trade regulations
    • GHG/cap and trade, scope 1,2,3
    • GHG quantification, reporting, verification
    • When and what do you have to do to notify?
    • Deciding which rules will apply to you when
    • Voluntary participation

Annik White and Rachel Skeoch, RWDI with Joanna Vince, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers


Ontario’s Climate Change Action Plan
  • What it means for industries and municipalities

Giselle Davidian, Willms & Shier Environmental Lawyers


Case history: A vision of zero emissions

Sandy Willis, General Motors of Canada


The tools: Next practical steps in achieving GHG reductions and corporate sustainability
  • Benchmarking and assessing your current situation
  • Developing a GHG inventory
  • Developing corporate goals and objectives

Sandra Dedesko and Chris Frankowski,  RWDI


Case history: Municipal Climate Change Action plans

Alex Benzie, QUEST


Emissions trading strategies as a way to comply with targets
  • Purchasing emission units at auction
  • Use of offset credits

Michael Berends, ClearBlue Markets


Analyzing the cost-benefits of energy efficiency as a favoured strategy
  • Which energy saving measures offer the best ROI
  • Sustained reductions – How to drive GHG reductions through strategic energy management
  • Taking advantage of government help and funding
  • How to Start Your Project: Tips and tools

Bryce Oliver, Union Gas


Energy demand and waste reduction strategies as a means to settling and achieving carbon targets
  • Examples of energy demand reduction approaches
  • Examples of waste reduction approaches
  • Obtaining management buy-in for a carbon target
  • Supply chain approaches to carbon management

Walter Kraus, Efficient2Sustainable (E2S), Inc.


Navigating Green Funding Programs
  • The funding landscape
  • The funding categories
  • How to apply for funding
  • What are the funding pitfalls
  • Programs of interest
  • A case study

Jim Kourtis, Ayming


Course ends 5 PM

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