31
January 2023

Electrical Engineering Considerations in Decarbonizing Existing Part 3 Buildings

CE#5 – Seminar Series on Deep Energy and Emissions Retrofit of Existing Buildings

Status: 275 seats available
Date: Tuesday, January 31, 2023
Time: Registration/Log-In: 8:50 AM–9:00 AM Pacific Time
Workshop: 9:00 AM–11:00 AM Pacific Time
Location: Webinar
Presenter: Presenters:

Sofia Marmolejo, P.Eng.
Energy Efficiency Engineer, FRESCo Building Efficiency

Dr. Michael Christopher Wrinch, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.) 
President and CEO
​Hedgehog Technologies Inc.

Panelists:

John Foster, P.Eng.
Senior Analyst/Assessment Engineer
FRESCo Building Efficiency

Christy Love, P.Eng.
Senior Prioject Manager
RDH Building Science  

Facilitators:

Innes Hood, P.Eng. 
Consultant

Mariko Michasiw
Program Manager
B2E/ZEBx 
Credit: Eligible for 2.0 CE Hour(s) of Technical Learning
AIBC 2 Core LUs
Cost: Engineers and Geoscientists BC Registrant Early Bird Price: $25.00 + GST = $26.25 until Jan 17, 2023

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Engineers and Geoscientists BC has a Council-approved Climate Change Action Plan (CCAP) which provides a framework for how it will better support its registrants in their professional practice and allow the regulatory body to respond to climate change issues proactively. In support of actions in CCAP around providing advanced education, Engineers and Geoscientists BC is pleased to offer a series of Continuing Education Events (CE) relating to advanced demand side energy management and GHG emissions reduction in existing Part 3 (large commercial and residential) buildings.

The seminar series will enable knowledge sharing between attendees and building sector professionals with first-hand experience in deep retrofits, with a goal of removing barriers and increasing the confidence and capacity of registrants to take on existing building energy and emissions retrofit projects.

The fifth event in this series will provide electrical engineering considerations in decarbonizing existing Part 3 buildings. The webinar will provide an overview of considerations for holistic, long-term planning for current and future electrical needs and implications for load planning, utility and peak demand-side management, and resiliency. Participants can expect to learn about electric vehicle charging infrastructure, heat pumps through insights, best practices, and lessons learned from their own projects. The presents will also share their short-term outlook on how they see the market and policy landscape evolving.

Following the presentations, participants will be invited to engage with the presenters through a facilitated panel discussion.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand regulatory drivers for decarbonizing buildings.
  • Learn about the installation of electric vehicle charging infrastructure.
  • Understand current code requirements in relation to decarbonizing existing buildings.
  • Learn about project planning considerations including design and permitting.
  • Understand how to consider climate risk and resilience in electrical system retrofit projects.

Target Audience

  • Registrants working in the buildings sector looking to get engaged in electrical systems retrofit work;
  • Firms providing services in retrofitting electrical systems; and
  • Engineers and geoscientists working in the field of climate change or those wishing to learn more about decarbonization of existing buildings as a potential opportunity for climate action.

Presenters

Sofia Marmolejo, P.Eng.

Energy Efficiency Engineer, FRESCo Building Efficiency

Sofia is a registered mechatronics professional engineer (P.Eng.), with a holistic background in mechanical, electrical, and controls systems. Her experience has led her to gain technical expertise through the design and project management of new and existing industrial, multi-residential, commercial, and institutional buildings. She is passionate about fighting climate change by reducing building’s green house gas emissions. For the past 5 years she has been focused completing multiple energy audits, retrofit designs, and strategy and policy projects regarding building emissions reduction and electrification, mainly for MURBs in BC.

Dr. Michael Christopher Wrinch, P.Eng., FEC, FGC (Hon.)

President and CEO, Hedgehog Technologies Inc.

Michael is the founder and operator of Hedgehog Technologies, an award-winning electromechanical consulting firm of 22 years. His technical background is comprised of electrical engineering and project management for energy delivery systems, safety instrumented systems, rail systems, microgrid infrastructure, and submarine design, integration, and maintenance. Over his 20-year career, Michael has become a credible thought leader, mentor, and expert in advanced engineering design and risk management.

Panelists

John Foster, P.Eng.

Senior Analyst/Assessment Engineer, FRESCo Building Efficiency

John’s focus is on electrification of existing multi-unit residential buildings; working with clients and contractors to define deep reduction in practical projects which work for owners and residents. He has led or contributed to several recent analytical reports for FortisBC, BC Hydro, LandLordBC and the Province of BC and is very keen to keep up to date in application and product knowledge of heat pumps and ventilation. John has worked for 9 years in building energy work and completed over 560 energy studies.

Christy Love, P.Eng.

Principal Senior Project Manager, RDH Building Science

Christy has over 18 years’ experience designing, evaluating, and researching energy- and water-efficient solutions for the built environment. She has focused specifically on the intersection of energy, emissions, and existing buildings over the past several years. Completed projects include the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of (8) deep HVAC system retrofits in small commercial buildings; in-service evaluation of heat pump retrofits in existing homes, climate resilience studies for multi-family buildings, and program development support for efficient electrification programs.

Facilitators

Innes Hood, P.Eng.

Consultant

Innes is a professional engineer and resource management consultant with 25 years of experience. Innes is involved in planning, design, and construction of sustainable buildings, infrastructure, and communities. Innes combines detailed technical knowledge and analytical skills with strong conceptual problem-solving capabilities. Innes provides a range of services related to business casing, environmental design and engineering, with over 2 decades of specialization in climate change mitigation and adaptation, energy, and air quality.

Mariko Michasiw

Program Manager, B2E/ZEBx

As a Certified Energy Manager, Mariko has experience working on a diverse portfolio of buildings, successfully developing, planning, and leading the implementation of building retrofit projects that have resulted in significant greenhouse gas emissions reduction and energy use savings. She currently works as the Program Manager for the Building to Electrification Coalition (B2E) at the Zero Emissions Buildings Exchange (ZEBx).



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