Nadine is Head of Projects and Market Development at the Canadian German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (CGCIC). She has several years of experience in the energy sector with expertise in solar energy, wind energy, biomass and CHP technology, energy storage, energy infrastructure and energy efficiency in buildings.
Nadine has been conducting bilateral business programs for German and Canadian companies since 2017. She holds a degree in International Business.
Laura Scharlach has been working for Renewables Academy (RENAC) AG since January 2009 and was responsible for the organizational issues of seminars, projects, international workshops and internal communication. She studied English and American Studies at the John F. Kennedy Institute for North American Studies and the department of Philosophy and Humanities of the Freie Universität Berlin. She received her diploma on Marketing and Communication Management at the private university Design-Academy Berlin.
Since January 2013 Laura Scharlach is head of a team of 10 people at RENAC AG and leads the project acquisition and implementation of activities within the framework of the German Energy Solutions Initiative funded by the German Federal Ministry of Economic affairs and Energy. Within this project, she manages the different modules such as information days, information trips and AHK business trips for German as well as international energy experts. Since March 2012 she is also a consultant for the international trade fair program of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy (BMWi Auslandsmesseprogramm).
Benedikt is enthusiastic about making processes efficient and saving energy / costs.
CO2 emissions are predominantly generated in the building sector. Possibilities for savings are huge!
Benedikt is Sales Director at Engelmann Sensor GmbH since 2018.
Prior to that he was active in various roles for companies with focus on pump solutions and water treatment applications.
“I am looking forward to meeting you during the GERMAN CANADIAN CONFERENCE ON ENERGY EFFICIENCY IN BUILDINGS and hope to find partners to enter the Canadian market”.
Thomas Keller - since 9 years global Sales Manager at Purus Plastics GmbH in Germany.
Purus Plastics GmbH is the inventor and manufacturer of ECORASTER® plastic paving systems. Since more than 25 years ECORASTER® paving systems is the reference for permeable ground reinforcement systems in Europe. Within this time ECORASTER® has been used in more than 20 Mio square meters of applications. Our promise of 20 years warranty has been proofed in many references of those days.
With a load capacity of more than 800 to/m² ECORASTER® is approved for heavy duty applications. ECORASTER® is made of 100% pre consumer plastic waste. That saves more than 15.000 to CO2emissions annually and is the right choice for green and sustainable groundworks.
Due to it´s strength ECOPRASTER® can be used with a variety of infills, even with substrate for extensive and intensive cultivation. That provides an important contribution for enlarge biodiversity in urban areas.
With its high infiltration rate ECORASTER® is reducing the water runoff factor on parking areas by almost 100% so ideally for storm water prevention and mud control.
Paul-Rouven Denz studied architecture and urban planning at the University of Stuttgart and the E.T.S.A. Madrid with a focus on “resource-efficient construction“ and “building construction”. Mr. Denz has gained a wide range of experience during showcase building and research projects on sustainability in Germany and abroad. He also successfully participated in architectural and innovation competitions. Paul-Rouven Denz worked among others at Foster & Partners (London), Werner Sobek (Stuttgart), Fraunhofer IAO (Stuttgart), IBK2 (University of Stuttgart), Gutierrez-delaFuente Arquitectos (Madrid) and ATOL architects (Shanghai). At Priedemann Facade-Lab, Mr. Denz focuses as Head of R&D on research on new façade technologies, materials, systems and planning processes. Since 2017 Paul-Rouven Denz is also a PhD guest researcher at TU Delft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, investigating Smart Textile Skin solutions for material and energy-efficient building envelopes.
Christian joined EcoSyst in June 2020, bringing with him over ten years of sales experience on various stations.
Formerly, he was the deputy sales manager in the bicycle industry, at Zweirad Center Stadler Mannheim, and among other things, he led the team and took care of various customer inquiries as one of the main contacts in the local store.
The customer contact and passion for cycling helped in personal development and led to getting to know his current employer.
Christian enjoys spending his free time with his family, on his bike or in the woods on a long walk.
Andreas has 20 years of professional experience with radiant heating systems, floor constructions and ventilation of living spaces. He holds a Master in Engineering.
Viktor Tchernikov is Technical Sales Manager at Solarnetix Inc. that represents RESOL Electronic Controls GmbH in Canada since 2007.
The Made in Germany RESOL products include a wide range of high-class solar PV, thermal and hydronic heating and cooling controllers as well as a broad variety of accessories for the efficient energy use. All RESOL products are future-oriented, sophisticated and unique in their design. Just like our ideal: nature!
Sustainable growth prospers on a solid basis: so the innovations of today become the standards of tomorrow. Top-of-the-line production facilities and a sophisticated quality management warrant the best possible products. Awards winning controls with CSA certification confirm RESOL's course into the future.
Viktor is a specialist in Mechanical and Electrical Construction, Renewable Energy and Construction Project Management (M&E), and considered an expert specifically in Solar PV, solar thermal and hydronic heating technology. He holds multiple trade certificates; he is licensed Master Electrician and Project Manager.
Jeff Hammer has earned Degrees in German from the University of Salzburg, Austria in 1981, Finance from the Indiana University in 1983 and Business and Administration and Management from Harvard University in 1992.
He has 38 years’ experience in the Energy Industry – which began working as a Energy Broker on the NYMEX floor on Wall Street for Morgan Stanley in 1983 and has culminated in his present position as Director of Sales and Operations in North America for Germany based UHRIG Energy from Wastewater.
During his career he was one of the original co-founders of Boston based Citizens Natural Gas, a division of Citizen Energy, during which time he worked closely with Joseph Kennedy II and the late Michael Kennedy – prior to the natural gas Division being sold to Western Resources.
He was also one of the original co-founders of AGF Direct Gas in Manchester, NH that was sold to Utilicorp – and New Energy Ventures that was sold to Constellation.
His former colleague from AGF Direct Gas went on to become the President of NEPOOL – while his former New Energy Ventures colleague went on to become the Chairman of the California PUC.
Jeff is also a former University Instructor of Finance in the Duquesne University Palumbo School of Business in Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr.-Ing. Olaf Boettcher was born in 1970. He studied Energy Engineering at the TU Berlin. After graduating in 1998, he worked as a Research Associate at the TU Berlin (1998-2003: Hermann-Rietschel-Institute for Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning; PhD there in 2003; 2004-2006: Faculty of Architecture).
From 2006 to 2008 he was employed at the Institute for Rehabilitation and Modernization of Buildings (IEMB) as Research Associate and Head of Department.
Since 2009 he is working as Head of Division “Energy-Optimized Building” at the Federal Institute for Research on Building, Urban Affairs and Spatial Development (BBSR) within the Federal Office for Building and Regional Planning (BBR).
By order of the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Development (BMVBS) he has the position as Federal Energy Commissioner since November 2008.
Corey has more than two decades of experience leading social change organizations focused on engaging people to take action on critical environmental and social issues.
He was previously the COO and Partner of global consulting firm, Realized Worth, a company focused on the design and implementation of corporate volunteering and giving programs. Managing the business development and operations, Corey worked with FORTUNE500 companies (including Apple, Deloitte, AT&T and SAP) around the world to engage their employees in critical and sustained community projects.
Corey also spent 10 years helping to lead Summerhill, a national firm focused on engaging the public on energy efficiency behaviours. Holding various positions, including President/Chief Transformer, U.S. expansion lead and Executive Director of the non-for-profit arm, Corey worked with utilities, government agencies and the private sector to drive significant energy savings across Canada.
Corey volunteers his time on a number of boards and committees. An avid reader, record collector and musician, his greatest passion is hugging trees and travelling the world with his family.
Edgar Reh is a graduate physicist, and managing partner of Skill Software GmbH. Edgars apprenticeship as a nuclear physicist proved to be particularly suitable for the IT industry: "They know something about everything, but nothing specific, that is the most important basis for IT business and sales."
As the author of the eBook "Gaining more customers and optimally looking after them", he is responsible for the TÜV Hessen certified training courses at the SKILL Academy and BVMW Academy. He has been active in capital goods sales for more than 30 years and has successfully implemented well over 300 CRM projects, e.g. for Henkel, Messe Frankfurt, Deutscher Sparkassenverlag, Hilti.
Edgar publishes the test series "We test the best" and leads the practical tests of the software. The studies critically and factually examine the functions of market-relevant software such as Microsoft Dynamics CRM, SAP, CAS, and Salesforce.
Edgar initiated the mobile "Doc" range with BauDoc at its centre and was involved in the development of a commercial freezer for supermarkets that uses only 50% energy. Here, Skill used sensor technology to detect when a customer wanted to open the doors and switched the internal fan to high speed to prevent moist room air from entering.
She is a moderator, journalist and economist. Working behind and in front the camera has been her job for over 15 years. She has been the host for different kinds of events with audiences ranging from 8-80.000 people. Originally from Hamburg, Stef has lived in various parts of the world and brings a wide range of expertise to the table. In 2017 Stefanie was chosen for the Fellowship in Global Journalism at the MUNK School of Global Affairs and Public Policy in Toronto. Since 2019 she is also the Digital Ambassador of the Excellence Management Cluster from Hamburg@work, a big IT association network. Whatever event you are planning- virtual, hybrid or analog- Stef keeps the conversation going.
Fernando Carou leads TransformTO net-zero development program and is also in charge of assembling the technical, business, and policy framework for net-zero districts, as well as, the development of new low-carbon District Energy Systems (DES) in the City of Toronto.
His focus is on integrating energy and emissions planning into community and economic growth plans, deep de-carbonization of the built-environment, including net-zero development to address issues at the source for better outcomes, including climate change mitigation and adaptation (resilience to high impact events, low carbon solutions) and fostering local economic benefit.
Fernando is the past Chair of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) Energy Task Force, a founding member of the QUEST Ontario Caucus, a contributor to the CSA Technical Committee C282 on Emergency Electrical Power Supply for Buildings, and a contributor to the CaGBC renewable energy working group for net-zero buildings. Fernando holds an engineering degree from the University of Toronto, has Sustainability training from the Harvard University Extension School, and has completed courses in Advanced Local Government from Western University.
With more than 25 years of experience designing award-winning, precedent-setting projects, John has established a track record of designing buildings that surpass the highest sustainability and energy-efficiency benchmarks. Joining MJMA in 2018, his position on MJMA’s design team brings to bear, a Bachelor of Science in Physics from the University of British Columbia, a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies and a Master of Architecture from Dalhousie. He now spearheads MJMA’s sustainability and innovation efforts, as well as leading the firms’ research and development initiatives to help further the power of architecture to improve the human condition through the built environment.
Amir Yadghar studied Civil and Environmental Engineering at Concordia University in Canada with a focus on climate change modelling and sustainability. Amir has valuable experiences gained from his academic and industry career in the past 15 years working as researcher, R&D manager, and consultant in different companies. Amir is also an expert in applying Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to climate change models and energy simulation.
Beside his technical background, Amir is an entrepreneur, as well. He established his own startup four years ago in CleanTech industry, named Extergy. Extergy manages and optimizes the energy consumption in the buildings with advanced AI analytics without installing any physical sensors. They offer optimized renovation or improvement scenarios for the buildings to reduce the energy bills. Amir has received many governmental grants for his excellence in research.
Larry Brydon is the VP of Business Development and Regulatory Affairs with Cricket Energy. He is a LEED AP with extensive experience in the energy efficiency and carbon reduction NGO marketplace. Larry currently sits on the Board of Directors for iiSBE, EnerQuality Corporation and the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance and is Chair of Sustainable Buildings Canada. As a current Advisory Board member for BILD, the building industry and land development association, he co-chaired the startup of the Industries Green Committee, and has served as a founding Board Member and Past Chair of the Canada Green Building Council’s Toronto Chapter. Larry Chaired the Energy Subcommittee as a member of the team that developed LEED Canada for Neighborhood Development and has been active in the development of the Energystar for New Homes and multifamily buildings program. He is currently leading the SBC initiative to bring Energiesprong International to Canada, and is part of the team that developed and now delivers the Enbridge and Union Gas Savings by Design Programs. Say something interesting about your business here.
Natalie Voland has been reinventing the process of real estate development over 25 years. Her roots as a social worker allow her to have a unique and purpose driven design centered outlook on development that prioritizes historical protection of civic assets while being forward thinking to use buildings to unite communities and push environmental advocacy. She is an award winning, social driven developer and a leader of the Quebec B Corp. Movement where her companies contribute to the protection of the environment, foster social inclusion, while making market driven profit to further the economic development of Montreal. Natalie manages 1.5 million square feet, supports over 500 entrepreneurs, and is an active expert and public speaker, and mentor. Natalie sits on several Boards including the Quartier Innovation, Fonds Climat de Grand Montréal, and the Partnariat Climat after she participated in Mayor Valerie Plante’s initiative of the Plan Climat de Montréal for carbon reduction initiatives for 2030. Natalie sits on the Heritage Committee for her beloved City. Natalie is an active master planner, and partners with universities to use her assets as teaching and prototype tools to evolve concepts on what kind of city we want to build as citizens and corporate leaders. Natalie is a PHD candidate and member of the Concordia Chair of Excellence in Research on Smart and Resilient Cities and the Next Generation Cities Institute specializing in the bridge of market business practices that drive sustainability on the built environment. Natalie has been named for the 2021 Clean50 awards for her contribution in Clean Capitalism in the Buildings category. She enjoys inspiring others to get involved in seeing climate mediation as a sound economic option for a triple bottom line value driven business.
Alan has enjoyed a long career in the energy sector which began in the early 1980’s as a design engineer with Sangamo Canada, a manufacturer of energy metering products. Moving to the public utility sector, first at North York Hydro and then Ontario Hydro, Alan witnessed the transition from actively promoting increased electricity consumption to the introduction of energy conservation programs in the 1990’s. Returning to the private sector Alan has spent the last two decades working for innovative technology companies providing solutions that improve energy resiliency, efficiency and cost effectiveness while reducing the environmental impact of energy consumption.
In 2011, the Ontario Energy Board (OEB) created the Smart Grid Working Group (SGWG) to provide insights and recommendations on how to expand the Smart Grid in Ontario. Alan was selected as an original member and continued his involvement as the SGWG transitioned to the OEB Smart Grid Advisory Committee.
Alan is currently a committee member of the Energy Transformation Network of Ontario (ETNO). The ETNO (formerly, Ontario Smart Grid Forum) includes member organizations from Ontario's utility sector, industry associations, government, regulators, and universities working together to develop the smart grid in Ontario and examine the best ways to transition to a low carbon future. Alan holds a BASc - Electrical Engineering from University of Waterloo and an MBA from York University.