Date: November 23, 2017
Time: 12:30 p.m. – 1:30 p.m. EST
Speakers: Bill Bacon, Senior Project Manager & Jennifer McMahon, Operations Manager for Technical & Energy Services, Housing Services Corporation (HSC)
Did we select the most impactful projects? Did we properly prioritize projects?
Ontario for the first time in a decade is making multi-year investments in capital retrofits for social housing. Programs like SHARP and SHAIP are providing opportunities to link much-needed capital retrofits to long-term energy savings for buildings. But these recent programs require applicants to navigate complex program processes and rules, complete projects under extremely tight deadlines and juggle on-going operations.
For many, this has been a stressful, reactive experience that raises questions – did we select the easiest projects to do vs. ones that are most impactful? Did we sequence projects to best leverage available funding sources and achieve economies of scale across in our portfolio? How can we be better prepared the next time around?
This webinar will focus on how HSC Technical & Energy Services worked in tandem to support the delivery of SHARP projects across multiple buildings and helped clients to meaningfully address these important asset management questions. We will illustrate how the approach utilized is helping Service Managers and housing providers manage both current and future programs more easily and efficiently.
You will learn about:
- Importance of being business case ready- know the state of the housing stock
- Effective ways to support the delivery of program investments
- Managing multiple projects to achieve time and cost savings
- Engaging and supporting housing provider capacity
- Leveraging other available funding programs (e.g., utility programs) to maximize the impact of investments
Bill works in the Technical Services Department at the Housing Services Corporation as a Senior Project Manager. He is experienced in conducting building condition assessments, interpreting results, prioritizing capital repairs, and establishing short- and long-range capital plans.
Bill has more than 30 years of experience contributing to projects as a developer, planner, business analyst, and project manager. He is a graduate of The Niagara College of Applied Arts and Technology, is a long-time member of the Ontario Association of Certified Engineering Technician and Technologists, and holds the internationally recognized certification as a Project Management Professional.
Jennifer is the Operations Manager for Technical and Energy Services at HSC. In her role, Jennifer works with the team to execute capital replacement projects and energy retrofits in buildings throughout Ontario and Nova Scotia. This work includes navigating the guidelines of various funding programs, project managing energy audits, securing incentive funding and providing measurement and verification techniques to validate projects’ success.
Prior to joining HSC, Jennifer worked at Toronto Hydro, delivering their Conservation & Demand Management (CDM) programs, and in the private consulting sector, helping commercial property management companies implement long-term Energy Management Strategies. She holds a Masters in Environment Studies with a specialization in Business and the Environment.