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Energy Policy for Four Levels of Government
– Wednesday, September 30, 2015 Dinner Meeting

by Information Technology - September 10, 2015 | No Comments

Energy Policy Development for Four Levels of Government

Andrew Pape-Salmon will present his experience managing the development of separate government policy “strategies” for improving the energy efficiency of new and existing buildings, among other topics. Andrew’s experience includes three iterations for the Provincial Government in 2004, 2007 and 2015, a large city in the Lower Mainland in 2014, a smaller city on Vancouver Island in 2015, a Regional District in 2015 and several remote community First Nations from 1998 to 2009. He will highlight the commonalities and differences among all of the strategies from a project management standpoint – including the project scope, stakeholder engagement representation and methods, analytical framework, project funding base and proponent management process. In addition, he will present a proposed construct for effective policy development.

About Andrew Pape-Salmon

Andrew Pape-Salmon has 18 years’ experience in energy efficiency and clean energy strategies for buildings, equipment and communities.

He specializes in multi-stakeholder government policy development, strategic planning, economic analysis, codes and standards, and energy system design.

Andrew is a Professional Engineer with Master Degree in Resource and Environmental Management from Simon Fraser University.

Recent assignments include:

  • Facilitating Vancouver’s 2020 Energy Retrofit Strategy for Existing Buildings.
  • Facilitating development of a “Roadmap to Net-Zero Construction and Deep Retrofits in 2030” for the Pacific Northwest Economic Region.
  • Developing a feasibility study for monetizing greenhouse gas offsets from building upgrades and reviewing benefits to the BC “Cleantech” industry.
  • Developing energy efficiency policy and program options for heritage buildings.
  • Conducting benefit-cost analysis of ultra-low energy (ULE) buildings and a business case for the “Passive House” standard.
  • Evaluating regulatory compliance with energy codes in BC.
  • Verifying energy savings for nine high-efficiency commercial developments to support a comprehensive evaluation of a major utility demand-side management program.
  • Developing a strategy for improving the energy efficiency of set-top boxes.

His contact information is:

RDH Building Engineering Ltd.
#500, 3795 Carey Road, Victoria, BC, V8Z-6T8
Cell/Tel: 250-888-9216 (x225)

Join us at the Laurel Point Inn (Spirit Room) on September 30th. Register »

Learn & Earn PDU’s this fall @ UVic

by Information Technology - September 7, 2015 | No Comments

The University of Victoria has more options to learn and earn PDU’s this fall.  Click on the links to learn more.

October 2015 they will once again be offering the popular Masters Certificate in Project Management program. This is a highly concentrated 18 day, nine-module program that covers all ten areas of A Guide to the Project Management Body of Knowledge or PMBOK® Guide, from project procurement management, to risk management to integration management. Programs start October 6 and 7 in Victoria and Vancouver respectively.

Introduction to Project Management (October 21 – 22, 2015): This two-day introductory course gives new project managers and project team members the essential tools they need to deliver successful projects on time, on budget and in scope. The course covers the complete project lifecycle, from initial project proposal and definition, through project implementation, and finally to the often neglected project completion phase. Completion of this course will earn you 14 PDU’s.

8 Moments of Power (Nov 3 – 4, 2015): Gain your competitive edge! In just two days discover how to win and keep customers through relatively unknown human behaviour and business principles. This is a very powerful tool for anyone whose business thrives on successful relationships. Early Bird’ pricing of $1095 available until October 1, 2015.Completion of this course will earn you 14 PDU’s.

Facilitative Leadership (November 26-27, 2015): Canada’s top leadership development course limited to just 25 participants. Here managers will practice their facilitative communication, project leadership and problem solving techniques in two dynamic days of learning. Completion of this course will earn you 14 PDU’s. Early Bird’ pricing of $1095 available until November 1, 2015.