How the Energy as a Service Model Helped Fund Canada’s First Carbon Neutral School
John Kononiuk, Executive Manager of Facilities, John Paul II Catholic Secondary School, London District Catholic School Board Jim Fonger, Vice President – Asset and Advanced Technology Development, Ameresco Canada
During this webinar, Jim Fonger and John Kononiuk will present a $9.7 million case study in which John Paul II Catholic Secondary School (JP II) in Ontario, Canada, completed the implementation of an energy efficiency project in 2020, aimed at increasing cost savings, lowering emissions and creating an environment more conducive to learning. With the addition of the microgrid’s energy storage system, JP II became Canada’s first carbon neutral school.
Maxime Saint-Denis, from the Real Property Services Branch at Public Services and Procurement Canada, will moderate the session to show how the energy as a service concept is relevant in a Federal context to help advance the implementation of the Greening of Government Strategy.
This webinar will teach you:
- How the energy as a service model relates to targets in the Greening of Government Strategy; - How to approach the first steps in your energy neutrality journey; - How the EaaS financing model will allow similar campuses to adopt renewable energy in an economically viable way; and, - How a complex project seemingly far beyond a facility’s budget can be completed through flexible funding and adaptation.
Martine Lalande, Environmental Specialist, Public Services and Procurement Canada Jeffrey Yakimchuk, Policy Analyst, Northern Contaminated Sites Program Branch, Crown-Indigenous Relations and Northern Affairs Canada Alyssa Dunbar, Physical Science Officer, Environment and Climate Change Canada
The Federal Contaminated Sites Action Plan (FCSAP) is a government-wide program co-led by Environment and Climate Change Canada and Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, to reduce risks to human health and the environment and associated financial liabilities. The FCSAP was recently renewed with funding of $1.2 billion from 2020-2024 along with another $2.2 billion from 2020-2034 for the Northern Abandoned Mines Reclamation Program (NAMRP) via Budget 2019. This presentation will provide an overview of the federal contaminated sites related programs, the current forecasts for private sector support, and the various procurement approaches, including ways to encourage participation of Indigenous companies, small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs), and innovative/sustainable technologies.
Creation of a GoC “How to Guide” for the Progressive Return to the Workplace
Natalie Leclerc, MA-Lead, ITIL, PMP, Senior Director, Workplace Solutions, Real Property Services, Public Services and Procurement Canada Jill Kurth, Western Regional Practice Leader, AECOM Strategy+
Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) and AECOM Strategy+ led the collaborative efforts leading to the development of a “how to guide” for deputy heads and their departmental leaders, teams, and managers to develop a staged and phased progressive return to workplace.
The guide covers the stages that move from recovery/resumption to the changing normal. Focussed on giving practical information, the guide offers an agile approach for the overall process with an eye on activities and desired outputs. The overall outcome highlights the opportunities for change in a time of disruption that can help embrace elements of culture, productivity, and employee experience to name a few.
The guide could not have been developed without the significant contributions and inputs of the following departments: Fisheries and Oceans Canada, Public Services and Procurement Canada, Treasury Board of Canada Secretariat, Privy Council Office, and Health Canada, which was a sustained effort by this small team of subject matter experts over a very short period.
Bernard Gaudreault, MIAM, CEO, Planifika Mathieu Gauthier, ing. MBA, Manager - Infrastructure, St. Lawrence Seaway
The better Plan B is a robust Plan A. The current pandemic impacts people managing assets and challenges the efficiency of an organization's Plan B response. But what constitutes a good Plan A? How can an organization integrate an asset management journey aimed at optimizing its value by reducing cost, improving performance and reducing risks? The St. Lawrence Seaway will share how they have embarked on such a journey.
The pandemic outbreak also provides an opportunity to document initiatives and develop programs that can strengthen an organization's Plan B, or resilience, by controlling risks, improving operational continuity and enabling teams to work harmoniously. Current trends and opportunities observed in the public sector will be discussed, in particular how the St. Lawrence Seaway was able to navigate through the pandemic disruption so far.
Moderator: Wayne Liko, Managing Partner, Horizant and RPIC Board Member
What does a safe return to work look like? The unprecedented unknowns of the new workplace will require ongoing analysis and adjustment. Come listen to public sector clients (ESDC, House of Commons) speak to how data and technology is guiding the safe and careful return to work. The discussion will include various use cases to address immediate term needs but also how these solutions will service whatever the steady state is in the future. Join in the discussion on how real property professionals are becoming data scientists to make informed decisions to keep employees and the workplace safe.
The future of the Real Property Institute of Canada (RPIC) and what it means for you!
Join Sonia Powell, President of RPIC and her executive board members on June 19th, as we close out National Public Service Week to discuss the impact of COVID-19 on RPIC activities. Learn how RPIC is pivoting to continue to meet its vision of developing a high-performing federal real property community that effectively shares knowledge to modernize and improve its professional practices.
The RPIC team has been working hard behind the scenes to move to an on-line format that will provide year-round professional development, allowing for not only continued professional development for our community but for wider reach that allows more of you to participate!