Upcoming Events

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Increasing Building Efficiency

Wednesday, October 7th, 2015

Time: 7:30 - 10:00 am

Location: Kitchener Market, 300 King St. E.

How can you improve your building’s performance while reducing costs?

Recommissioning is a re-optimization process for existing buildings that improves a building's overall performance by optimizing energy efficient design features and directly addressing equipment performance and system integration issues.

This process can lead to energy savings, increases in equipment performance, and reductions in your building’s utility costs. Join us as Reg Barsoum (ECOVERT), Dave Braun (MMM Group) and Jeff Quint (saveONenergy) discuss the recommissioning process for your building, its benefits, and the saveONenergy incentives available to make it happen.

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Who Should Attend

  • RCI and TravelWise member organization representatives that want to learn how they can improve their company’s building efficiency and performance through recommissioning
  • Other Waterloo Region organization employees that are focused on improving their building’s operations


What To Expect

  • Hot Breakfast
  • Panel discussion regarding recommissiong for your buildings
  • Small group discussions regarding next steps for you to start recommissioning at your building

Peer Learning Session: Financial Planning

Wednesday, October 21st, 2015

SWR Program Members Only

Time: 8:00 am - 9:30 am

Location: 50 Kent Avenue, Kitchener

Join other SWR program members to discuss the ins and outs of financial planning for sustainability projects.

How do you ensure your organization allocates funding for sustainability? What do you do with ROIs and payback periods? Is a revolving fund feasible for your organization? Hear what other program members are doing, while sharing your ideas and experiences in this casual small group discussion environment.

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Who Should Attend

  • Representatives from RCI member and TravelWise member organizations

What to Expect:

  • Facilitated discussion with peers, no formal “expert” presentation
  • An opportunity to share how your organization financially plans for sustainabilty projects
  • An opportunity to learn about other organizations’ experiences with funding their projects
  • Coffee/tea and muffins

Building on Innovation

Thursday, November 19th, 2015

Open to the Public

Time: 5:00 - 7:00 pm

Location: Tannery Event Centre, 121 Charles Street West

Save the date to join us for an evening of networking focused on building sustainability.

Learn about some of the latest building innovations as relates to environmental sustainability and hear about the progress of our local Centre for Sustainability Excellence.

Registration opening soon.

Exploring Sustainability Beyond Carbon

Tuesday, December 1st, 2015

Time: 7:30 - 10:00 am

Location: Paul Martin Centre, Wilfrid Laurier University

Details coming soon!

About our Events

Sustainable Waterloo Region (SWR) hosts an event season focused on connecting our program members, and local organizations with the expertise and collaborative learning opportunities necessary to implement effective sustainability strategies. Our events provide the unique networks, direction, and inspiration for building environmental sustainability into an organization’s culture.

We welcome anyone interested in making advancements towards more sustainable operations to attend events that are not specified as member only.

Regional Carbon Initiative (RCI) members receive complementary admission passes to events. If they are unable to attend events or wish to review speaker presentations, all event presentations are made available through MemberLink, the RCI online community.