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RETScreen World Conference
January 25, 2023

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60 minutes

Session 4: Portfolio Analysis with RETScreen Expert

Canadian Government-wide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting with RETScreen
  • Farah Sheriff, Senior Engineer, RETScreen International
Energy Management for a Very Large Portfolio of Facilities with RETScreen
  • Mats C. Striegler, Senior Advisor, Department of National Defence (DND)
Private Sector Showcase of a New Portfolio in RETScreen
  • Nicky Arthur, Energy Management & Sustainability Specialist, LUSH

Energy managers and analysts often face the daunting task of managing a portfolio of facilities and mobile assets, whether small or large. Tracking energy consumption, GHG emissions, and various renewable energy and energy efficiency projects at each site can be challenging. RETScreen’s Portfolio Analysis capabilities make this process easier to manage.

In this session, our speakers will share their challenges and unique experiences in using RETScreen to manage their portfolio.

Canadian Government-wide Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Reporting with RETScreen

As part of its Greening Government Strategy to combat climate change and promote resilience, the Government of Canada requires federal organizations to track and report their annual energy use and GHG emissions using RETScreen software.

Farah Sheriff, Senior Engineer at RETScreen, will provide an overview of her role in overseeing these reporting activities and supporting federal departments. The presentation will also cover Farah’s work with a portfolio which includes thousands of government-owned facilities and assets.

Energy Management for a Very Large Portfolio of Facilities with RETScreen

Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) owns and operates over 20,000 facilities across the country and has diverse fleets of transportation assets ranging from aircraft, marine vessels, off-road and on-road vehicles and more. As such, DND plays a key role in helping the Government of Canada reach its emissions reduction targets.

In this presentation, Mats Striegler, Senior Advisor at DND, will discuss how DND was able to onboard thousands of facilities into RETScreen and using the software to develop a Carbon Neutral Pathway, validate the results of Energy Performance Contractors and energy performance investments, support feasibility studies for individual facilities, automate energy data transfers, and enhance real-time analytics.

Private Sector Showcase of a New Portfolio in RETScreen

Lush is renowned for its commitment to sustainability and the fight against climate change. The company has implemented several measures to reduce its ecological footprint, including transitioning to lower-carbon sources and investing in renewable energy projects. Currently, Lush is focusing on improving the energy efficiency and management of its processes and systems across its facilities.

In this presentation, Nicky Arthur, Energy Manager & Sustainability Specialist at Lush, will discuss how the cosmetics manufacturer and retailer uses RETScreen as its primary energy management tool in Canada. Nicky will discuss Lush’s recent adoption of RETScreen for its portfolio of manufacturing facilities and future plans for the software.

Farah Sheriff
Farah Sheriff is part of the development team of the RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software at Natural Resources Canada’s CanmetENERGY research centre in Varennes, Quebec. She manages the RETScreen Data Onboarding service and is responsible for providing premium services to key users to help them with their portfolio-wide deployment of the RETScreen platform. She also prepares technical documentation, delivers training, and provides technical support for software integration, including the development of industrial, commercial, institutional and residential archetypes. She has been working in the renewable energy and energy efficiency fields since 1999. Farah obtained a Bachelor of Applied Science in Electrical Engineering from Université de Sherbrooke and a Master of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering (specialization in geothermal well fields modeling) from École Polytechnique de Montréal.

Mats C. Striegler
With a Baccalaureate in Political Science from Carleton University, Mats has worked in in the real estate field in both the private sector and government for over thirty years in progressively more senior roles. Mats began his public service career as a Senior Asset Manager for the National Capital Commission in 2001. He is now working at National Defence as a Senior Advisor developing innovative approaches to real property support and energy management in the Directorate of P3 and Innovation.

Nicky Arthur
Nicky Arthur is the Energy Management and Sustainability Specialist for Vancouver manufacturing and North American retail operations at Lush Fresh Handmade Cosmetics.  She works within the North American Regeneration & Sustainability Team and also collaborates on Global initiatives relating to the Lush Climate and Nature plan, with the ultimate goal of Leaving the World Lusher Than We Found It.  Areas of focus include energy management and procurement, emissions reduction and developing the electrification strategy, as well as working on engagement initiatives within retail and manufacturing.

Nicky has over fifteen years experience working in the private sector, including environmental consultancy and energy management in the field of commercial real estate.  She obtained a Masters in Pollution & Environmental Control from the University of Manchester (UK) and is a Certified Energy Manager (CEM).

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