Thank you for welcoming me as the new Chair of OSEA. I look forward to working with our revitalized and expanding Board of Directors, our dedicated members, our generous sponsors and partners and our numerous subscribers. Ontario’s sustainable energy community is large, but we need far more like-minded individuals, companies, and organizations to affiliate with us for our voice to be effectively heard, and our sustainable energy sector to prosper. Please view our current activities and make sure to read the important information below about how you can stay connected with and support OSEA as we move forward.

David Katz, MBA

Upcoming Events

Green Drinks Toronto St, Patty’s Day Pub

Come join Toronto’s green community to socialize and network on the Greenest Day of the season

Wed., March 15, 6:00-8:00 pm

Grace O’Malley’ Pub, Free

For More Information

OSEA Annual General Meeting

Come meet our new Board of Directors and learn about all our exciting initiatives!

Online, Free

For More Information Including Our AGM Agenda and to Register

Toronto Sustainable Building & Decarbonization

OSEA is a sponsor for this upcoming Green Building Initiative (GBI).  The event will bring new and existing members of the GBI and OSEA communities together to share innovative ideas and learn about new resources to collectively reduce climate impacts by improving the built environment. The agenda includes a presentation by OSEA Board members on how Smart Buildings contribute to ESG reporting programs.

Mon., May 15, 9:30 am – 2:00 pm,

CSI Spadina, 192 Spadina Avenue

OSEA members and those that want to join OSEA and receive the 20% discount code should contact David@Ontario-SEA.org prior to registering for the $79 US event price at this link. Toronto Sustainable Building & Decarbonization

EV and Charging Expo

OSEA is supporting the movement to commercial electric vehicles and the upcoming EV and Charging Expo at the Enercare Centre on May 17& 18 and has a 30% discount code for OSEA members. Electric Autonomy’s EV & Charging Expo 2023 is an exceptional opportunity for building owners, fleet operators and municipal planners to learn about and experience the latest technology in commercial electric vehicles and EV charging infrastructure all under one roof. See the latest charging hardware, software and services. Meet and network with experts, vendors and industry peers. Test drive electric vehicles, including sedans, vans, pickups, minibuses and more. Wed & Thu, May 17 & 18 – Enercare Centre, Exhibition Place. OSEA members and those that want to join OSEA and receive the 20% discount code should contact David@Ontario-SEA.org prior to registering for the Expo Pass at this link. EV and Charging Expo

Recordings of Past Online Events

One of the benefits of the COVID lockdown was that we were able to record all our online events. Visit the OSEA YouTube Channel to view many of our recordings.

Board of Directors

OSEA’s Board is growing and renewing itself. We thank all previous Board members for their many contributions. The following OSEA Board members have agreed to serve the Board again for the upcoming year. View Bios.

David Katz, MBA, Chair

Leon Wasser, MBA, P.Eng., Vice-Chair

Gino Di Rezze

Kay Val

In response to our recent call for new Board members we received applications from several talented and experienced individuals who have agreed to join OSEA. We continue to welcome expressions of interest from others interested in joining the Board. The following are new Board Members that are slated to join the OSEA board are:

Alex Colvin – Enbridge Gas, Advisor, Energy Solutions

Rafiq Dhanji – Sustainability Leadership, Executive Director

Robert Hollands – Robert Hollands Consulting, Sales and Marketing

Philip Ju, Ph.D., P.Eng. Sustainable Energy and Building Solutions Consulting Engineers

Sangshin Jung – Public Relations and Government Affairs Consultant.

Alex MacDonald – Experienced Writer and Energy Efficiency Advocate

Nani Pradeepan –New Dawn Energy Solutions Owner, Experienced Electrical Engineer

Jiri Skopek – Districts 2030 Network, Vice-Chair & Sustainable Buildings Canada, Board of Governors & Past Chair

Sudhir Tiwari – 129 Energy, President, Energy Industry Expert

John Van Egmond – Senior environmental, hydrogeological, hydrological, and geotechnical executive engineer

Robert Stasko  Executive Director of the Hydrogen Business Council (HBC)

Partnerships

In addition to our growing ranks of members of all sizes, OSEA has for many years been supported by many sponsors and partners including:

  • ·        Centennial College, Key Green Energy Doors Open Supporter
  • ·        Enbridge, Lead Corporate Sponsor
  • ·        Procurement Assistance Canada, Government of Canada
  • ·        Resilient World Institute
  • ·        Sustainable Environmental Solutions

Recently we reached out to many other energy related organizations that have a sustainable energy focus. We have had positive feedback for more collaboration from Partners in Project Green, Women in HVAC, Earth Day, and see many more that we can collaborate with and offer joint membership events and benefits. We continue to seek both more corporate sponsors and organizational partners.  If you have partnership ideas, please contact me to discuss how we can work together to achieve our shared goals.

Membership

If you are not already a member, please consider joining OSEA to support our work in representing Ontario’s sustainable energy community.  The membership fees for small businesses with under 10 employees is just $100. Membership for larger companies is $1,000. You can find full information about membership and join OSEA on our updated membership page. The following are just some of the new benefits of OSEA memberships:

Leadership Opportunities in Ontario’s dynamic Sustainable Energy Sector

Listing on OSEA Member Directory

20% Discount on Green Building Initiative Event

30% Discount on EV and Charging Expo

10% Discount on Select Resilient World Institute Courses

Free Attendance at future OSEA Events

Database Update – please update your contact information

We are updating our database, and ask that you log into your Contact profile to update your contact information and indicate you want to continue receiving our newsletter. It is very important for us to have you complete and current information to enable us to represent our sector and plan our activities.

Advocacy

OSEA is one of the select organizations that holds official standing at the Ontario Energy Board which advises the Ontario government of key energy policies. In addition, OSEA is following up on the emerging Clean Energy Credit offered now for Ontario businesses and the new federal tax credit for businesses that invest in clean energy projects.

I Want to Hear from You!

For more information about any of the above, or to discuss how you can contribute to OSEA please contact by email or by phone at 416-493-9232:

David Katz, MBA, Chair,

Ontario Sustainable Energy Association

David@Ontario-SEA.org          

www.ontario-sea.org

 

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