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CONFERENCE RECAP

This years Ontario Geothermal Association (OGA) conference was described by many as ‘one of the best ever,’ with participant numbers up, the exhibitor section sold out, and plenty of positive news at the event, delivered by a fine roster of expert speakers.

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SPEAKERS

Keynote Speakers

Geoff Cape

CEO, Evergreen & Chair, Future Cities Program

Keynote: The Future Cities Canada Program & Geothermal in the 21st Century

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Brian Urlaub

CGD, Director of Geothermal Operations MEP Associates, LLC

Topic: Residential Community Geothermal Systems - The Hottest Trend in Geothermal!

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Jeff Ranson

Regional Director, GTA for the Canada Green Building Council (CAGBC)

Topic: The Zero Carbon Building Standard from the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC)

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Fernando Carou, B.A.Sc, P.Eng.

Manager, Community Energy Planning & Low-carbon Energy Systems, City of Toronto Environment & Energy Division

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Sergio Almeida

Sergio Almeida, P.Eng.

Geo-Xergy Systems

Topic: The Interplay Between the Design, Implementation and Operation of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems.

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Ryan F. Dougherty

Chief Operating Office, GeoExchange

Topic: Tax Credits, Congress & US State Policy Initiatives

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Greg Pimento, P. Eng., M.B.A.

Armstrong Fluid Technology

Topic: The Armstrong Road Map for Energy Upgrades, highlighting the Wi-Fi connectivity of modern day Design Envelope fluid management systems.

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Marc-Antoine Renaud

Vice-President, Strategic Development, Eolectric Capital

Topic: Private Equity is Transforming the Ontario Geothermal Market

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Tim Weber

Diverso Energy

Topic: Geothermal for Multi-Residential and Office Buildings

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Tim Wright

Vice President of Sales - Enertech Global, LLC.

Topic: How USA Policy Frameworks Impact the Geothermal Sales Process

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AGENDA

Wed April 3 Gala Dinner
5:30-630 p.m. Reception
6:30-7:30 p.m. Dinner
7:30-8:30 p.m. Geoff Cape - Keynote
8:30 Bruce Nagy - OGA Communications

Thurs April 4 Sessions
7:00-8:00 BREAKFAST
8:00-8:10 Jeff Hunter - Welcome and housekeep
8:10-8:20 Opening Remarks, Stan Reitsma, OGA President
8:20-8:30 Advocacy Update, Martin Luymes, VP HRAI
8:30-9:00 Andrew Bowerbank WSP, Institutional
9:00-9:30 Brian Urlaub, MEP Associates, LLC
9:30-10:00 Sergio Almeida, Diverso
10:00-10:30 Fernando Carou, Toronto GS
10:30-11:00 BREAK

11:00-11:20 Tim Weber, Market opportunities
11:20-11:40 Marc-Antoine Renaud, Investing in Geothermal
11:40-12:00 AGM

12:00-1:00 LUNCH
1:00-1:20 Will Lange, Waterfurnace
1:20-1:40 Greg Pimento, Armstrong
1:40-2:00 Mike Clatworthy, Multistack

2:00-2:45 USA Panel Moderated by Jay Egg
2:00-2:10 Zach Fink, NY GEO
2:10-2;20 Ryan Dougherty, GEO
2:20-2:30 Tim Wright, Enertech

2:45-3:00 BREAK3:00-3:45 Canada Panel Moderated by Martin Luymes
3:00-3:15 Dr. Yasser Abdelsalam, McMaster Research
3:15-3:30 Jamie Hulan, NREL Canada
3:30-3:45 Jeff Ranson, CaGBC

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SPONSORS

Partner Sponsor

Friend Sponsor

Exhibitors

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ATTENDEES

First Name        Last Name                       Company Name

Natasha               Arsenijevich                       WSP

Mohamed           Abdelsalam

Dr. Yasser            Abdelsalam                       McMaster Research

Sergio                   Almeida                             Geo‐Xergy Systems

Robert                  Anderson                           Buchanan & Hall

Rosemary            Anderson                           Buchanan & Hall

Jeremiah              Anglim Hynes, III             DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd

Alireza                  Anvari                                 Evergreen Brick Works

Gaurav                 Arora                                   DUCA Financial Services Credit Union Ltd

Brian                     Beatty                                Beatty Geothermal Consulting

Marc                     Belanger                            WaterFurnace Geothermal

Jeff                       Bell                                      Terra NRG Inc.

Darrell                  Bertram

Grant                    Blackmore                          Eden Energy Equipment Limited

Jim                        Bolger                                 Waterloo Energy Products

John                      Bosman                              Bostech Mechanical Inc.

Andrew                Bowerbank                        WSP

Mike                     Brindley                              WELLAMSTER PIPE & SUPPLY INC

David                    Brodrecht                           WalterFedy

Graham                Bryan                                   Bryan's Fuel

Geoff                    Cape

Fernando             Carou                                 Toronto GS

Joe                        Carr                                    Nottawasaga Mechanical

Justin                    Cherry                               Clean Energy

Mike                     Clatworthy                        Multistack

Bruce                    Cole                                  WaterFurnace International

Phillippe               Côté                                  Versaprofiles

Susan                    Cudahy                             Union Gas

Andrew                Cutts                                   Anchem Sales

Michael                Dale Millard                       TruEnergy Source Inc.

Jeff                       Daley                                   Bryan's Fuel

Leah                     Den                                      Hartogh Plumbing & HVAC

Mike                     DeWeerd                            Geosource Energy

Horia                    Dinulescu                            WSP Canada Inc.

Ryan                     Dougherty                          GeoExchange

Jay                        Egg

Ross                      Farris                                   Urban Equation

Michael                Filippo                                 Ferro Mechanical

Zach                      Fink                                      NY GEO

Justin                    French                                 Aecon

Kelton                  Friedrich                             McMaster University

Paul                      Frith                                     Geo Source Energy

Carson                 Gemmill                              Enwave Energy Corporation

April                      Godlein                               International Pipe

Jason                    Grieb                                   Waterloo Energy Products

Gabriela               Grigoriu

Jeremy                 Hanna                                 Air Rock Drilling Co. Ltd.

Brianna                Harris                                  PhD student at McMaster University

Chad                     Hayter                                 The Hayter Group

Adam                    Hearn

Herb                     Hildebrandt                        Air Rock Drilling Co. Ltd.

Jamie                    Hulan

Jeff                       Hunter

Matthew             Irvine                                   Eden Energy Equipment Limited

Gord                     Jarvis                                  WSP Canada Group Inc.

Michael                Kleespies                          CETCO Drilling Products

Will                       Lange                                 WaterFurnace

Jean‐François     Lavoie                                 Versaprofiles

Emily                    Law                                      EQ Building Performance Inc.

Andrew                Lee                                      Innovia GEO Corp.

Cameron             Leitch                                  Enwave Energy Corporation

Eryk                      Mancini

Stan                      Marco                                 GeoSmart Energy

Ankur                    Mehrotra                            HCE Energy Inc.

Jon                        Mesquita                            Diverso Energy ‐ Waterloo Ont

Jody                      Meyer                                 Meyer Renewables Inc.

Chantel                Millar                                   MSc student at McMaster University

Ted                       Mills                                     Groundwell Geothermal Inc.

Gaston                 Minetti                                The Green Method Inc.

Howlan                Mullally                               City of Toronto

Bruce                    Nagy

Amar                    Persaud                               WSP Canada Group Inc.

Greg                     Pimento                              Armstrong Fluid Technology

Rory                      Quinlan

Jeff                       Ranson                                CaGBC

Stanley                 Reitsma                              Geo Source Energy

Peter                    Reitsma                              Geosource Energy

Marc‐Antoine     Renaud                               Eolectric

Michael                Ridler                                  Eden Energy Equipment Limited

Jay                        Shepherd

Raheel                  Siddiqui                              JAIN SUSTAINABILITY CONSULTANTS INC.

David                    Skene                                  Heating Plumbing Air Conditioning Magazine

Dejan                    Skoric                                  City of Toronto

Tom                      Taylor                                   E.T. Mechanical Ltd.

Crystal                  Thibeault                            International Pipe inc

Matthew             Tokarik                                 Subterra Renewables

Kerry                     Turner                                 HPAC Magazine

Brian                     Urlaub                                 MEP Associates

Greg                     Vanhevel                            Geo‐Teck Heating & Cooling Limited

Daniel                   Vanhevel                            Geo‐Teck Heating & Cooling Limited

Tim                       Weber                                 Diverso Energy

Ron                       Wright                                 Enertech Global‐Canada

Tim                       Wright                                 Enertech Global

Rick                       Wu                                       City of Toronto

Geo‐Xergy Systems

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VENUE & ACCOMODATIONS

Location
HILTON MISSISSAUGA/MEADOWVALE6750 Mississauga Road, Mississauga, Ontario L5N2L3. Phone: 1-905-821-1981

Situated in the Meadowvale Business Park and close to major highways, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale offers guests a multitude of attractions designed to appeal to both the business and leisure customer. It is located 20 minutes from Pearson Airport, 25 minutes from downtown Toronto, and six miles from Toronto Premium Outlets, the Greater Toronto Area's newest retail development.

Welcome
The Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale offers 374 recently renovated guestrooms in two towers and showcases innovative and contemporary design that incorporates functional, versatile and comfortable elements. It also boasts over 40,000 square feet of impressive meeting and banquet facilities consisting of two ballrooms, 40 meeting rooms and a dedicated foyer space. Well-equipped to handle a multitude of venues ranging from small to mid-to-large scale, including tradeshows, weddings, conferences and events, Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale is the largest convention centre in Mississauga.

    • Close to major highway to Toronto, Niagara Falls, Wonderland and the Zoo
    • Family friendly all-day dining in Quest Restaurant
    • Indoor/outdoor pools and three-story waterslide for kids
    • Only 20 minutes from Pearson International Airport

 

The recently renovated Quest Restaurant and Bar offers modern dining in a casual yet upscale atmosphere, serving global cuisine, and Chop Steakhouse (set to open later this summer) round out the hotel's food and beverage offerings. Arabica, situated on the lobby level, provides guests with a bistro-style "grab and go" coffee bar, serving a mélange of fresh baked goods, pastries, sandwiches, beverages and Starbucks coffee and is open daily during morning hours.

Recreational amenities abound at Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale, offering guests a myriad of fitness/sports-related and action-oriented activities including the three-storey, 165 foot (50 metre) "Big Blue", the longest indoor waterslide in the Greater Toronto Area. The hotel also features a seasonal outdoor saltwater pool with a patio area used for outdoor events and a putting green. Designed to attract the leisure, weekend and sports group customers, is the hotel's indoor sky-lit saltwater swimming pool. Club Meadowvale, a bi-level 40,000 square foot (3,716 square metre) full-service fitness centre offers guests four indoor tennis courts, five international indoor squash courts, more than 50 group fitness classes each week, private patios and a licensed lounge.

Relax in the Hilton’s guest rooms featuring private balconies, complimentary WiFi, 37-inch flat-screen HDTVs, and large work areas with ergonomic chairs. Upgrade to a room or suite on a higher floor for wonderful city views and a sofa bed.

Hilton Mississauga/Meadowvale participates in Hilton HHonors, the only guest rewards program that allows members to earn Points & Miles for the same stay and redeem points for free nights with No Blackout Dates at more than 4,300 hotels worldwide.
Room Rate
The hotel room rate for the OGA group is $175/night.

Parking
Parking is free for OGA conference attendees.

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CONTACT

For conference related inquiries please contact Loretta Zita at lzita@hrai.ca, or Kimberley Coyle at kcoyle@hrai.ca

800-267-2231 ext 254