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THE 2016 OGA ANNUAL CONFERENCE

A special Thank You goes out to this year’s Exhibitors AIRIA Brands Inc, Flow Centre Products Inc., and Klimatrol Environment Systems Ltd as well as the Conference sponsors:

Our Silver Sponsors

Our Bronze Sponsors

Environment and Climate Change...

Front and center at Ontario Geothermal Association 2016 AGM and Conference

The Hon. Glen Murray, Ontario Minister of Environment and Climate Change, opened the 2016 Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) Annual General Meeting and Conference as the dinner keynote speaker on Thursday, February 4th.

Mr. Murray discussed the changes to our environment and how all industries will need to find new and cleaner ways of doing business to manage climate change and how the geothermal industry can make a difference in how we as Canadians heat and cool our buildings in the future.

 

This was a theme that ran throughout the conference, with a speaker program on Friday, February 5th that included discussions about Net Zero buildings through a panel discussion as well as a presentation by Mr. Paul Bony from the Electricity and Gas Industry Association (EGIA) in the USA and finding new ways to finance geothermal installations.

The OGA wishes to thank...

All the speakers who presented at the 2016 OGA AGM & Conference

 

 

OGA Regulatory Update by Martin Luymes, HRAI – View the presentation

Update on CSA C448 by Muktha Tumkur, CSA Group – View the presentation

 

Panel Discussion: Achieving Net Zero buildings through geo-exchange solutions

Stan Marco, GeoSmart Energy Inc

Brian Pescod, Zon Engineering Inc

Derek Satnik, Mindscape Innovations & Net Zero Council – View the presentation

 

Accelerating widespread geothermal adoption in the residential marketplace

Paul Bony, EGIA – View the presentation

 

Panel Discussion: Approaches to Commercial Loop Financing

Dr. James Cotton, McMaster University – View the presentation

Michael Savel, Oakville Enterprises Corporation – View the presentation

Tim Weber, Diverso Energy – View the presentation

Closing Remarks by Dave Hatherton

Jim Bolger introduces the “Net Zero” panelists

Photo courtesy of HPAC Magazine

Paul Bony discusses geothermal applications and the environment

Mr. John Bosman chaired the annual general meeting portion of the conference.  Prior to the OGA members voting on the slate of directors for 2015-2016, Mr. Bosman thanked those directors who retired from the board in the past year for their long-standing service and dedication to the Ontario Geothermal Assocation:

 

• Tom Boutette of B&B Trade Distribution

• Tim Janess of Stillwater Contracting & Mechanical

• Ron Wright Sr. of Enertech Global.

 

 

The members ratified the 2015-2016 board of directors as follows:

Executive Committee

• John Bosman, Bostech Mechanical – President

• Jim Bolger, Waterloo Energy Products – Vice President

• Gabriela Grigoriu, Next Project – Secretary-Treasurer

 

Director-At-Large

• Rob Anderson, Buchanan & Hall

• John Baine, Reliance Home Comfort

• Stan Marco, GeoSmart Energy Inc.

• Jody Meyer, Meyer Renewables Inc.

• Stan Reitsma, Geosource Energy

• Ron J. Wright, Enertech Global

 

With just under 80 industry professionals in attendance at the Crowne Plaza in Kitchener, the 2016 OGA AGM & Conference was a tremendous success.  The OGA board of directors thanks everyone for coming and look forward to another successful event next year.

The OGA is an affiliated association of the Heating, Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Institute of Canada (HRAI)

 

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