ENERGYSTAR - High Efficiency

ENERGY STAR® Participants Meeting

Chateau Laurier, Ottawa

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Wednesday, June 4th, 2008

7:30 – 8:30 Registration – Networking and coffee/tea
8:30 – 8:50 General Session
Welcoming remarks – Office of Energy Efficiency
8:50 – 10:30 ENERGY STAR Update:
Two years in review and what's ahead:
  • Program updates and future directions
  • Update on specifications and regulations
  • US ENERGY STAR Program update and future directions
John Cockburn, Katherine Delves and Anne Wilkins, Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
10:30 – 10:50 Health Break
10:50 – 11:30 ENERGY STAR for New Homes /
ecoENERGY Retrofit – Homes Program

Program Update
Suzanne Deschênes and Sylvain Quilliam, Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
11:30 – 11:50 Trends and Data
Sharing NRCan statistical information
Glen Ewaschuk, Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
11:50 – 1:00 Lunch
1:00 – 2:30 Concurrent Sessions – Marketing and Technical Streams
  1:00 – 1:45
Marketing Stream:
Opportunities and challenges for promoting ENERGY STAR qualified fixtures
Pierrette LeBlanc– Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
David Foster – Canadian Home Builders Association (CHBA),
Fred Fennell – Fennell Marketing & Sales, Ltd.

Technical Stream:
Water Heater – ENERGY STAR specification coming up and opportunities
Brian Killins, Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
Panelists: John Overall – Union Gas, Peter Rhodes – Sears Canada, Steve Embreus – Rheem
  1:45 – 2:30
Marketing Stream:
Discussion of new opportunities for promoting ENERGY STAR and high(er) efficiency residential appliances
Panelists: Frank Zulys – Home Depot, Warrington Ellacott – Whirlpool Canada, Marc Hoffman – CEE

Technical Stream:
Fenestration products – new specification and conformity issue
Steve Hopwood, Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
2:30 – 2:45 Health Break
2:45 – 3:30 Plenary session:
Standby power in Canada – Survey results of a Canadian benchmark survey; discussion of next steps; sharing of Standby Power Committee's vision
Bruce Strathearn and Katherine Delves, Office of Energy Efficiency, NRCan
3:30 – 4:30 Presentation on behavioural change
Turn bill-payers into customers: achieve measurable behavioural savings and increase program participation through one-to-one communications.
Alex Laskey, Positive Energy
4:30 – 5:00 Wrap up
5:00 – 7:00 Pre-Awards Social
7:00 – 10:00 ENERGY STAR market transformation
awards dinner

(Open to registered Gala Dinner Guests only)

Thursday, June 5, 2008

7:30 – 8:30 Registration – Networking and coffee/tea
8:30 – 12:00 Cross country check-up:
20-minute presentations from ENERGY STAR Participants, on their projects: what worked well, what could have been improved, and the way forward.
8:30 London Hydro – Targeting Multi-Unit Residential Buildings (MURBs)
Hans Schreff
8:50 SaskPowerAppliances and CFL Promotional Programs
Mae Johnson
9:10 Ontario Power Authority“Summer Savings Challenge” vs “Summer Sweepstakes”
Kathryn Quail
9:30 SudburyRetailers' Workshops
Victoria Morrow
9:50 Health Break
10:10 British ColumbiaTax Rebate on ENERGY STAR qualified Windows
Cory Waters
10:30 Toronto Atmospheric FundLightsavers
Philip Jessup
10:50 Hydro-QuébecOn-line Training Program
Jonathan Grondin
11:10 ASTROLabDark sky: a community involvement
Chloé Legris
11:30 – 11:50 Questions
11:50 – 12:00 Closing Remarks
12:00 End of meeting

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