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
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
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.
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
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)
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.
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:
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.
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: