Chapter Events

November 2018

November 28, 2018


Trane Eastern Canada is pleased to host the AEE Canada East for a full-day seminar focusing on Carbon Neutrality for Existing Buildings.

We are in the midst of a climate imperative. This seminar will be structured to transfer a toolbox of strategies to participants.

The seminar will include detailed sessions focusing on:

  • Opportunity Identification
  • Envelope
  • Mechanical and Electrical Building Systems
  • Energy Storage
  • Big Data
  • Energy/Carbon Policy
  • Change Management

The seminar will provide a forum for learning and discussion. Join your leaders and your peers in a day promising an end to platitudes and a focus on solutions and strategies to move the needle – to make a difference.

Join the fight on carbon.

Early Bird Pricing in effect until October 15.


May 2018

May 25, 2018

The AEE Canada East (AEECE) Chapter were pleased to present a discussion relating to Recommissioning techniques utilizing precision Monitoring & Targeting as a means of reducing  Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and improving energy efficiency.

Presently, many building systems are not operating efficiently even though they appear to be effective and don’t result in complaints from building occupants – this results in higher energy costs. This session will help building owners and energy managers find ways to improve building system performance, reduce operating costs, and save energy through Recommissioning and Monitoring & Targeting using real-time energy performance analysis.

This session will help attendees gain “real-time” visibility to baseline energy usage and identify actionable opportunities that will achieve sustained targeted energy savings. The session will also include utilizing the IESO Save on Energy Monitoring and Targeting Retrofit Incentive Program and how it improves the business case for real time energy monitoring and analysis.

The requirements of an effective Monitoring and Targeting Program will be reviewed, including:

  •   Analysis of Equipment baseline energy and demand consumption
  •   Identification of energy variances
  •   Targeted savings plan
  •   Implementation of measures with a simple payback of less than 1 year
  •   Monitoring of operational or equipment changes
  •   Reporting using M&V Protocols to validate that savings are achieved and sustained
  •   Incentive submission and approval process


Darren A. Cooper,LEED® AP, CBCP, P.Eng.

President, Renteknik Group Inc.

Darren is the President at Renteknik Group Inc. based in Burlington, Ontario. Renteknik is an Energy Efficiency Engineering Consulting company that provides high quality, reliable and cost-effective Energy Performance Analyzing, Building Commissioning, Energy Management and Energy Auditing Services to commercial institutional and industrial Clients throughout Ontario and the United States.  As an add-on service, Renteknik provides energy management and sub-metering product related sales and technical support.

Mr. Cooper is a licensed Professional Engineer in Ontario with years of experience in Energy Efficiency/Energy Management.  Darren has extensive certifications, including LEED® AP and Certified Building Commissioning Professional (CBCP) and is also a member of ASHRAE and Senior Member of the Association of Energy Engineers. He has spoken at numerous engagements such as Energy into Action, LDC Events, E360 Forum and Greening Health Care.

The AEE Canada East chapter is pleased to have Darren join us for lunch and learning. Measurement and Verification is a fundamental tool used to ensure transparancy in the work that we do. You can’t manage what you don’t measure.

Many thanks to Master Group Napean for hosting this noon-time event.







December 2017

December 1, 2017

The AEE Canada East (AEECE) Chapter are pleased to present a discussion linking the adoptoin of natural refrigerants with positive impacts on  Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions and energy efficiency.

The presentation will attempt to outline the effect Global refrigerant regulations are having on the HVACR industry. Some of the highlights will include:

  • System architecture trendsbresulting from regulations.
  • Energy consumption impact of using natural refrigerants like Ammonia, Propane, and CO2.
  • Basic properties of CO2 and how it compares to HFCs.
  • Basic CO2 Transcritical booster system energy advantages in Northern climates and the challenges in warm ambient.
  • Energy and GHG reduction opportunities when using CO2 in heat pump applications.


We are fortunate to welcome Andre Patenaude, Director, Food Retail Business Development at Emerson Commercial and Residential Solutions, is responsible for developing a North American strategy around the company’s Food Retail growth, industry stewardship, marketing initiatives, and channel training for supermarket refrigeration.

Most recently, Andre led Emerson’s global CO2 strategy and prior to that leading the Canadian marketing & business development team, responsible for planning and implementation of programs for its refrigeration and air conditioning business. In total, he possesses 33 years of marketing, sales, and technical service experience working directly with end users, contractors, wholesalers, and OEMs.


Buffet breakfast will be provided. Take advantage of member pricing by becoming a member of the AEE Canada East chapter using the registration form found at


As a member you will enjoy CEU issued annually based upon your meeting attendance – perfect for maintainting professional certifications and licences.