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.
Sergio Almeida, P.Eng.
Topic: The Interplay Between the Design, Implementation and Operation of Geothermal Heating and Cooling Systems.
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.
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
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
11:00-11:20 Tim Weber, Market opportunities
11:20-11:40 Marc-Antoine Renaud, Investing in Geothermal
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
First Name Last Name Company Name
Natasha Arsenijevich WSP
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.
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
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
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
Jeremy Hanna Air Rock Drilling Co. Ltd.
Brianna Harris PhD student at McMaster University
Chad Hayter The Hayter Group
Herb Hildebrandt Air Rock Drilling Co. Ltd.
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
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
Amar Persaud WSP Canada Group Inc.
Greg Pimento Armstrong Fluid Technology
Jeff Ranson CaGBC
Stanley Reitsma Geo Source Energy
Peter Reitsma Geosource Energy
Marc‐Antoine Renaud Eolectric
Michael Ridler Eden Energy Equipment Limited
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
VENUE & ACCOMODATIONS
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.
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.
The hotel room rate for the OGA group is $175/night.
Parking is free for OGA conference attendees.