November 2014

APEGBC Fraser Valley Branch Dinner: City of Surrey District Energy System

Please Note
This event is now full. If you'd like to inquire about space availability please contact Alvaro Reyes, P.Eng., at [email protected].
Status: Advanced registration is now closed. Please contact [email protected] for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Tuesday, November 4, 2014
Time: 6:00 PM-9:00 PM: City of Surrey District Energy System
Location: Holiday Inn Express & Suites Surrey 15808 104 Ave Surrey, BC
Presenter: Jason Owen, P.Eng.
District Energy Manager
City of Surrey
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: $40 for members and guests who pre-register online.
$45 for late registrations at the door.
$35 for EIT/GIT's
$30 APEGBC Student members
Join the Fraser Valley Branch for a dinner presentation on the City of Surrey's District Energy System. Please click below for more details.

Schedule for the Evening:
6:00 - 6:30 pm - Registration and networking
6:30 - 6:45 pm - Branch business, AGM and announcements
6:45 - 7:30 pm - Buffet Dinner
7:30 - 8:45 pm - Presentation by Jason Owen, P.Eng.
9:00 pm - Closing

Presentation Description:
District energy systems are attracting significant attention in Canada and worldwide as a result of increasing energy prices and the climate change imperative to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. In southwest British Columbia, the city of Surrey has adopted aggressive per capita greenhouse gas reduction targets: 33 percent by 2020 and 80 percent by 2050 compared to 2007 levels. To demonstrate climate action leadership and meet these ambitious targets, Surrey is advancing a hot water district heating system in its rapidly growing City Centre. This system will facilitate a transition from fossil fuels to renewable low-carbon energy sources while increasing resilience to energy price escalation.

About the Presenter:
Jason Owen, P.Eng., is the district energy manager for the city of Surrey, B.C. He is a professional engineer and urban planner with a background in municipal infrastructure, green buildings, community energy planning and renewable energy systems. Owen has a Bachelor of Science degree in civil engineering from McGill University and a Master of Science degree in urban planning from the University of British Columbia. Before entering the public sector, he worked as a consulting engineer in the fields of municipal infrastructure and building science.

Fraser Valley Branch AGM:
The Fraser Valley Branch will also be holding its Annual General Meeting (AGM) as a part of this event. During the AGM, the Fraser Valley Branch will summarize its activities for the previous year, and go over plans for the coming year. The following are the proposed Branch Executive Members for 2014/2015:

  • Chair – Albert Jian, P.Eng.
  • Vice Chair  – Alvaro Reyes, P.Eng.
  • Past Chair – Olena Zagoskina, EIT
  • Treasurer – Saeed Mehdipour, EIT
  • Outreach/School Engagement Coordinators:
    • Raul Valverde, EIT
    • Saied Faghih, EIT
  • Event Coordinator – Ria Bhagnari, EIT
  • Administrator - Lara Juras, EIT
  • Member at Large –  Ron Weismiller, P.Eng.
  • Member at Large – Bernadette Currie, P.Eng
  • Member at Large – Ricardo Quevedo, P.Eng.
  • Member at Large – Olivia Ou, P.Eng.

If you are interested in volunteering with the APEGBC Fraser Valley Branch please contact [email protected] for more information.

Please register by Friday, October 31, 2014 so that we can best predict our catering needs. If you have questions about this event please contact Alvaro Reyes, P.Eng. at 604-347-9451.

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