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PM Springfest draws big crowd for 2019 show

April 25, 2019 | By Jillian Morgan

The trade show floor was packed with attendees.

Nearly 2,000 industry professionals gathered at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre March 27 for PM Springfest 2019.

The show, which catered to property managers and related fields, included educational sessions and 200 exhibitors, including Amre Supply, Emerson, Grundfos, Victaulic and Yorkland Controls, to name a few.

Among other sessions, Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) presented a session on the interim energy-efficiency framework, announced March 21, 2019.

The provincial government directed IESO to discontinue the current 2015-2020 Conservation First Framework. The interim framework has shifted to focus on business and industrial programs until December 31, 2020.

Doyle said IESO aims to facilitate a “seamless as possible transition.” He added that “trade allies” will be essential in successfully delivery the program, acting as the front-line point of communication for consumers.

The interim framework includes the establishment of a new portal and the stripping away of smaller programs that had less uptick, according to Doyle. Those with questions were encouraged to email retrofit@ieso.ca.

In another session, presenters shared how data can be used to gain insight into building performance.

For Steve Ichelson, principal and vice-president of operations at Avison Young, its important to account for the uniqueness of individual buildings.

He said energy modelling has been key for the company, along with bringing all stakeholders – from architects to mechanical contractors – to the table to better understand the data and drive results.

The 2020 show will be held on April 2 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre. www.pmspringfest.com



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