Below is the agenda from 2016. Check back Summer 2017 for the Bright Business 2017 agenda.


Bright Business Conference & Awards 2016
World Trade and Convention Centre
October 19, 2016

7:30 - 8:00 

 Registration & Networking

8:00 - 8:15

Welcome & Opening Remarks
Stephen MacDonald, Chief Executive Officer, EfficiencyOne

8:15 - 9:15

Celebration Breakfast & Bright Business Awards Ceremony
Emcees:  Jeremy Webb, Natalie Irwin

9:30 - 10:30

Breakout 1: Combined Heat & Power (CHP) 101- Everything you need to know about Combined Heat & Power, Pat Carr – Manager of on-site Power Generation, EPS AB Energy Canada
Breakout 2: Green Ship technology – Energy Efficiency and Less Environmental Impacts, Dr. Heather Peng, Associate Professor, Department of Ocean and Naval Architectural Engineering, Memorial University
Breakout 3: Bringing Passive House Design to Multi-family housing: A case study of an apartment building development in Nova Scotia, Natalie Leonard, Certified Passive House Consultant, Passive House E-Design.  Joined by Ramzi Kawar, Manager, Building Design, Housing Nova Scotia

10:45 - 11:45

Breakout 1:Blown away: How to regain control and efficiency of your compressed air system, David McClelland, Principal, Streamline Engineering Services
Breakout 2: Healthier Buildings in Canada 2016: Transforming Building Design and Construction, Lara Ryan, Regional Director Atlantic Chapter, Canada Green Building Council
Breakout 3: Energy Efficiency and the Next GenerationNova Scotia’s universities are making energy efficiency a priority – from the bricks and mortar, to research projects, to training our youth. Find out more in this panel discussion hosted by Green Schools. Panelists: Donald J. MacIsaac (Cape Breton University), Jim Farrell (Nova Scotia Community College), Kevin Latimer (St. Francis Xavier University), Rochelle Owen (Dalhousie University)

11:45 - 12:15

12:15 - 12:30

Lunch & Networking

Remarks: The Honourable Michel P. Samson, Minister, Department of Energy

12:30 - 1:30

Keynote Speaker
Elizabeth McDonald, President and CEO of the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance (CEEA)

The Changing Energy Efficiency ConversationAn evolving conversation on climate change puts your business at the centre of our biggest opportunity to grow the Canadian economy.

1:30 - 2:30

Breakout 1: Community Centres Score with Energy EfficiencyDistrict Heating is keeping a community centres in play. Learn how this technology is applied, David Stewart, Principal, David C. Stewart and Associates Inc.
Breakout 2: Human Behaviour and Energy Management; How to incorporate human behaviour into facility energy system management to realize and maintain energy savings, Kady Cowan, Office of Healthy Environment (Carolina)
Breakout 3: Shaking the Etch-A-Sketch® when Selling Efficiency, Mark T. Jewell, President of Selling Energy

3:00 - 3:15

A toast to the industry and technology

3:15 - 4:30

Cool Brew & Cool Technology, Enjoy a cold sip from one of Nova Scotia’s local breweries and learn about some of the latest developments in energy efficient technologies.

Cool Technology Panel
Nyle Systems: High efficiency air to water or water to water heat pump for hot water heating
Munden Enterprises: Energy efficient LEDs for horticultural applications
Grundfos: High efficiency pumping solutions
Green Power Labs: Predictive building control