Electrical and Mechanical Systems, Emissions Reductions… and You
By Anthony Capkun
April 28, 2022 – The Federal 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan outlines an ambitious goal of reducing carbon emissions across the country by 40% by 2030.
That was the motivation behind this special panel discussion “The Road to 2030: Trades Contractors and the Federal 2030 Emissions Reduction Plan”.
This plan also introduces the Canada Green Buildings Strategy, which will include new policy, programs, incentives and standards to drive a massive retrofit of existing building stock, and new construction to zero-carbon standards.
Among other construction sector players, this movement will heavily rely on electrical and mechanical specialists.
As a facility owner/operator, you should know what these specialized trades are expected to bring to the table of emissions reductions. WATCH NOW (below)
With the help of our valued sponsors Eaton Corp. and Mitsubishi Electric Heating & Cooling, Electrical Business and HPAC magazines hosted several experts to learn how industry—specifically mechanical and electrical contractors—can get out ahead of pending regulatory policies and standards, and deliver value to you… their client!
Our panelists included:
• Kevin Spencer, vice-president, Energy Solutions, Modern Niagara
• Martin Luymes, vice-president, Government & Stakeholder Relations, HRAI
• Jeremy Sager, senior HVAC & Renewables Research Engineer, CanmetENERGY (NRCan)
• Gurvinder Chopra, vice-president, Standards & Regulations, Electro-Federation Canada
The conversation ranged from market expectations and modern technologies to the challenges inherent with new tech and the availability of a qualified workforce for implementing these solutions.
N.B. This is a recording of a Panel Discussion that occurred April 25, 2022.