Moolala: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things with Their Money (And What You Can Do About It)
Moolala is an optimistic and fun keynote that focuses on inspiring people to get a handle on their money so they can live the life they want.
Bruce is the author of two bestselling books, including Moolala: Why Smart People Do Dumb Things with Their Money (and What You Can Do About It). He is the personal finance expert for the national lifestyle show Cityline, and has appeared on Breakfast Television, Canada AM, CNN, MSNBC and radio programs across North America.
Here are some stats: The energy company BP reports 50,000 hacking attempts every day. The Pentagon reports 10 million hacking attempts every day. However, it is not just companies who are combatants in this invisible war. It’s also you and me. Every day, criminals and vandals attack us online in an attempt to steal our identity and our money.
What can you do to reduce your chances of becoming a victim? Quite a lot, actually.
Chris will share extraordinary stories from his days with the RCMP that will help audiences how to protect your privacy.
President & CEO
Canada Green Building Council
Thomas Mueller is a Founding Director of the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) and became President & CEO of the Council in 2005. As Chief Executive, he leads the Council’s national green building strategy, programs and standards along with advocacy and policy initiatives. In 2018, he was appointed as CEO of Green Business Certification Inc. Canada.
As a past Board member of the Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI), the World Green Building Council (WGBC), and as a Board member of the Cornerstone Standards Council (CSC) and Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC), he supports the transition toward green building, neighbourhoods and cities at home and globally.
Thomas is a well-known advocate for green buildings and sustainable community development. He participates frequently in government and industry consultations on green development and is a nationally and internationally recognized authority and speaker on green buildings.
He is currently participating in a number of initiatives and groups including the WorldGBC Global CEO Network, and the Advisory Committee of Energy Efficiency in BC’s Built Environment Research Project at UBC.
Corey Diamond, Efficiency Canada
Is Energy Efficiency a "Unicorn"?
Creating jobs, growing the economy and addressing climate change
Strong energy efficiency programs have long been seen as a supporting tool for sound energy policy. More recently, they have also been seen as a way for Canada to reduce carbon emissions. One elusive aspect of energy efficiency is understanding its economic and job growth impact. Until now.
By outlining a vision for energy efficiency in Canada, and through describing the latest cutting-edge research, Corey will outline how Canada can boost GDP, create jobs and meet its international climate change commitments. Come and discover - yet again - the role the HVAC industry plays in helping to make this "unicorn" become reality.
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. Corey 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. 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, including the Atmospheric Fund, where he also chairs the Grants Committee. An avid reader, record collector and musician, his biggest passion is hugging trees with his daughter, Savannah.
Greg Scrivener, P. Eng., Cold Dynamics
ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer Greg Scrivener will provide a North American refrigeration safety code and standard update on activities related to the use of the flammable A2L refrigerants. Specifically, we will discuss the existing safety measures used to mitigate the risk of refrigerants and the proposed new safety measures in ASHRAE 15 for direct comfort cooling applications and for machine rooms (Addendum d and h). We will also discuss the results of some of the completed research and updates on the ongoing research into the operation and safe use of flammable refrigerants that is being funded by AHRI, DOE, and ASHRAE. Canadian refrigeration safety standards are in a bit of a unique situation because our main safety standard, CSA-B52 Mechanical Refrigeration Safety Code, is not adopted for small refrigeration system in most jurisdictions. This may lead to a large amount of equipment that uses flammable refrigerant being unregulated in Canada. The presentation will also include a brief discussion of some of the service related issues associated with flammable refrigerants.
Scrivener is vice-chair of ASHRAE’s Committee 15: Safety Standard for Refrigeration Systems, and is also an associate member of the Canadian Standards Association (CSA) B52 – Mechanical Refrigeration Code committee. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Saskatchewan and is principal engineer and founder of Cold Dynamics Ltd. in Saskatchewan.
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