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The Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards


In June of 2015 the EMTF Saskatoon chapter decided to recognize and honor outstanding achievement of individuals and organizations in Energy Management. The awards are titled The Rob Dumont Energy Management Awards in honor of the well known and respected engineer who passed away in 2015.

Winners were selected from the list of nominees submitted to the EMTF Saskatoon Awards Review Committee led by Chris James.

The 2019 winners & approved nominees by category are:


2019 Lifetime Achievement Award

Keith Hanson   P.Eng.

kieth hanson Keith Hanson is a civil engineer who has been active in housing related design and development activities since the late 1970’s. His focus has been on a wide range of sustainable housing development including energy efficiency and building codes; his involvement includes technical consulting and design, program development, education and training, course development, building inspections, and consumer protection through home warranty. He has also contributed in the development and adoption of numerous home evaluation programs including R-2000, EnerGuide for Houses, ENERGY STAR for New Homes, LEED Canada – Homes where over 75,000 housing evaluations have been completed since 1999.

He founded Sun Ridge Residential in 1981 to provide technical support and consulting services to home builders, developers, other private sector businesses and government (municipal, provincial and federal). With expertise and experience in energy conservation, building science and home building, Keith also employs his knowledge of adult education principles to develop and deliver education and training programs for the building industry in support of better building practices.

Keith’s direct involvement in the Canadian home building industry as an engineer, industry expert, building scientist, design consultant, and volunteer on many industry committees, has contributed to his understanding of housing systems, housing stock building codes, educational systems, technology and how the Canadian housing system works.

He also serves the community through various corporate boards and industry committees. As Board Chair of the Saskatchewan Housing Corporation, he has helped guide the expansion of the housing development industry through broader partnerships between industry and government.

Project of the Year

The Project of the Year Award is presented to a specific project or product that has shown clear results in energy management. Candidates must demonstrate how the project or product has resulted in improving a measurable area of energy management. The project must be unique in its approach and/or extraordinarily effective at employing proven strategies and have high potential for replication by others.

Winner - Radiance Cohousing

Radiance Cohousing
Radiance Cohousing is a 9-unit townhouse-style cohousing development located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan that was completed in the fall of 2018. The project was led by a diverse group of people who pooled their resources, formed a development company, and worked together to plan and manage the development of their own homes. As the project will be a certified Passivhaus the homes will consume 90% less space heating energy than the Canadian average. The housing development is also the site of a 40kW SES Solar Co-op development used to offset the electrical use of five electric vehicles in Saskatoon for the Saskatoon Carshare Co-op.

Other nominees for this catigory were:

Petro-Canada EV Charging Network
Petro-Canada is embarking on a cost-to-cost charging network which has recently begun construction. They have successfully installed one of the first level 3 charger in Saskatchewan in Regina, with at least 3 more to come shortly. The project is just the beginning of the EV charger network, with many other gas stations likely following in Petro-Canada's footsteps shortly.

Prairie Hope Women’s Centre
Built just outside Hague, Prairie Hope Women’s Centre is a 16,350 sq ft multi-purpose building that features a commercial kitchen, chapel, common spaces, and suites for women undergoing addictions treatment programs. The increased performance of the high insulation and energy efficient windows has allowed for a much smaller and simpler heating and ventilation system resulting in a cost-effective and comfortable building. Reduced operating costs allow the non-profit to reinvest in programming.

Residential Project of the Year

The Residential Project of the Year Award is presented to a specific residential project that demonstrates clear results in improving multiple measurable attributes of energy management. Candidates must demonstrate how the residential project resulted in improving multiple measurable attributes of energy management. The project must be unique in its approach and/or extraordinarily effective at employing proven strategies, and has high potential for replication by others.

Winner - Beaver Creek Passive House

Beaver Creek Passive House
The Beaver Creek Passive House is a private residential home constructed by CNS Developments Inc. It is located just South of Saskatoon on an acreage with the objectives of keeping the dwelling comfortable, efficient, simple and beautiful. This project has multi generations co-living and has created a space that is welcoming to all occupants and visitors alike.
This home is hyper insulated, very tight air barrier, has no natural gas hookup, many passive certified windows and doors, air source heat pump for heating load, air source heat pump water heater, efficient energy recovery ventilator and, drain water heat recovery. As a result, it is near the low energy Passive Standard of 31 KW/hr per M2.

Other nominees for this catigory were:

Radiance Cohousing
Radiance Cohousing is a 9-unit townhouse-style cohousing development located in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan that was completed in the fall of 2018. The project was led by a diverse group of people who pooled their resources, formed a development company, and worked together to plan and manage the development of their own homes. As the project will be a certified Passivhaus the homes will consume 90% less space heating energy than the Canadian average. The housing development is also the site of a 40kW SES Solar Co-op development used to offset the electrical use of five electric vehicles in Saskatoon for the Saskatoon Carshare Co-op.

Organization of the Year

The Organization of the Year Award is presented to an organization who has served as a strong leader in support of energy management in their sector or our community.

Winner - Case New Holland Industrial

CNH Industrial
Case New Holland Industrial (CNHi) Saskatoon is the only CNHi manufacturing facility in Canada and produces planters, seeders, combine heads, cultivators, and air carts. Since 2008, CNHi Saskatoon has been actively involved in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) system which focuses on continuous improvement and includes a dedicated Energy Pillar team. CNHi Saskatoon has achieved a 27% reduction in Total Energy Consumption from 2015 due to energy conservation projects. Energy projects completed in 2018 saved 324.8k KWH electricity, 607k m3 natural gas, 1.4k tonnes CO2, and $267.9k. and projects closing and commencing in 2019 are projected to save 1.06 million KWH electricity, 108.9k m3 natural gas, 1.3k tonnes CO2, and $630.7k with some savings yet to be determined.

Leadership

The Leadership Award is presented to an individual or team, who has served as a strong leader in support of energy management in their business or our community in the last year.
Candidates must clearly demonstrate how the individual has been exceptional in their support of energy management. This award is open to individuals or teams.

Winner - Ken Coutu

Ken Coutu
Ken Coutu is currently a Commissioning Agent at the University of Saskatchewan but has had a rich career in promoting energy efficiency in buildings both as a teacher/mentor and as a consultant. Ken has worked on many excellent projects in Saskatchewan and across Canada. In the past year, Ken was instrumental in the UofS receiving a federal grant to Retro Commission 26 buildings, as part of the Low Carbon Economy challenge. The goal of this project is to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 4000 tonnes/year.

Other nominees for this catigory were:

City of Saskatoon Low Emissions Community Plan
In 2017 the City of Saskatoon adopted medium- and long-term greenhouse gas reduction targets. To help achieve such targets, the City of Saskatoon commissioned the Low Emissions Community Plan to model how GHG reduction commitments can be met through a broad set of corporate and community initiatives. In September 2019 the Low Emissions Community Plan was presented to City Council, who approved continuing work on this project.

Education

The Education Award/Youth Scholarship is presented to an educational campaign, program, strategy, or a student project, to increase knowledge and action on energy management. Candidates must clearly demonstrate how their activities or project advanced the education of energy management or altered behaviors/practices.

Winner - Ecole Cardinal Leger School

Ecole Cardinal Leger School
Grade 6/7 students from Ecole Cardinal Leger School carried out several projects to reduce energy use. Projects included a pre and post audit of evaluating turning out lights at home, changing out inefficient bulbs for LED’s, taking shorter showers, reducing screen time, and taking active transportation to school. In all, their 4 electricity projects have the potential to save 2000kWh/y, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by 1200kg/CO2e/y

Other nominees for this catigory were:

Alvin Buckwold School
Grade 6/7 students from École Alvin Buckwold School investigated the effects of light pollution on biodiversity and realized that how they used lights in their daily lives could be connected to ecosystem health. This led to action projects to reduce unneeded light use at school and at home. They also promoted turning out porch lights in 4 Saskatoon neighbourhoods. Their energy saving projects create the potential for reducing 8000 kgCO2e/y, and reducing electricity use by 12,000kWh/y.

     

 

 

 

 

 
 
Saskatchewan Energy Management Task Force  |  Page last updated October 29, 2019