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Restarting Smart - Optimizing Performance Under Changing Operating Conditions
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When: Friday, July 3, 2020
8:30am - 9:00am Virtual Networking | 9:00am - 11:30am Workshop/Expert Panel Discussion
Where: Canada
Contact: Jessica Lu

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COVID-19 caught everyone by surprise and required drastic changes to our day to day lives. After a period of lockdown and low occupancy level, the building owners and managers are now beginning to focus their attention on getting their buildings ready for re-occupancy.  Up to this point, the building management is primarily focused on keeping their buildings safe and clean, and supporting the needs of essential businesses that have been operating within. Now we have time to reflect and better understand what various teams did (their strategies and initiatives) to operate their buildings, and more importantly, how we can leverage what learned from this period of operation so that we can better prepare ourselves for when the buildings are occupied under the new “normal”.


Virtual Workshop Dates:

Virtual Workshop 1: June 12th -Optimizing Building under COVID-19 Conditions

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This session will explore lessons learned from SARS & MERS and address what modifications might need to be made to Heating Ventilation and Air Conditioning (HVAC) systems to optimize performance while considering occupant health.Explore Air filtration vs. air purification.
Getting building systems ready for post COVID-19 Occupancy.

Learn about the use of UV-C lighting and other technologies. Compare operational concerns & share experience.


Virtual Workshop 2: June 19th - Building Blocks for Performance and Safety

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Join us for our second session to discuss survey results & case studies and find out more: 
  • Defining the building requirements which may require a ‘dynamic’ CFR
  • Optimizing performance of HAVC, lighting and other systems under varying occupancy condition
  • Building performance & sustainability strategies – leveraging building energy/performance audits, recommissioning, and planning for retrofits
  • Role of performance benchmarking and the tools that are available
  • Revisiting the value of a properly commissioned Building Automation Systems (BAS)


Virtual Workshop 3: July 3rd - Path Forward to Robust and Resilient Building Operations

Redefine the definition of High Performance buildings. Explore training for management, operations and vendors to engage, motivate and inspire.

What have we learned? What can we do differently? Special guest presenters will discuss energy optimization strategies and HVAC technologies, followed by a panel discussion exploring the path forward to robust and resilient building operations under COVID-19 conditions.

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8:30 am - 9:00 am       Network with attendees - chat & video chat options
9:00 am - 10:00 am     Workshop: Performance - Lessons learned & operations analytics
10:00am - 10:20am     Workshop: Ventilation and Air Cleaning in the Age of COVID-19: What we can do to manage our buildings better?
10:20 am - 10:35 am   Networking break
10:35 am - 11:30 am   Expert panel discussion + Q&A

Workshop Presenters:
Stephen Dixon, Owner, TdS Dixon Inc
Scott Rouse, Managing Partner, Energy@Works

Michel Parent, President, Technosim Inc.


Expert Panel Discussion Moderator and Panelists


Karen Jalon, Senior Director, Sustainability & Energy Management, Cadillac Fairview Corporation Limited


  • Dr. Jeffrey Siegel, Professor - Civil and Mineral Engineering, University of Toronto
  • Farid Malek, AVP Technical Services and Capital Projects, Choice Properties REIT
  • Gary Summers, Partner, Crown Realty Partners - President, Crown Property Management Inc.


Ticket Price for both Members and Non-Members:

  • $99 + HST for the 3rd session
  • Please note: If you already registered for the first and second session, you are automatically registered for the last session. Therefore, you DO NOT have to re-register.