All seminars will be presented in French.
Separate registration for seminars is not required: your MCEE 2019 badge is your “ticket”.
Seating is on a first come-first reserved basis.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 11 am
A presentation of three cases of installation of ventilation systems with significant leakage problems in the air ducts. The speaker will explain how the leakage problems were diagnosed, the serious consequences that these leaks had on the operation of the systems and the innovative method used to correct them. This presentation was prepared from the results of pilot projects carried out in 2018 by the Rimouski-Neigette Housing Office using the technique of duct sealing by nanotechnology.
Mario Canuel, Ventilation Expert and Trainer in Building Science
Mr. Canuel is an independent consultant and extensionist in building science. He is retired from the Office of Energy Efficiency and Innovation of Quebec where he was responsible for the development of the Novoclimat standard and the energy efficiency regulations for buildings. Mr. Canuel is an expert in ventilation and efficient building construction. Trainer and seasoned presenter, he has presented several hundred lectures and trainings during his career.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 1 pm
The speaker will give examples and real-life cases of cleaning ventilation systems, from energy saving to improving air quality. The NADCA ACR 2013 standard specified in the performance specifications as well as the use of NADCA’s general specifications and the minimum requirements for successfully coordinating an HVAC remediation project will also be addressed.
Pierre Tremblay, General Manager, Groupe Environ/Air inc.
Mr. Tremblay created Environ / Air Group Inc. in 1983. He is responsible and a consultant as an expert in remediation, inspection and sealing projects for HVAC systems in hospitals, commercial and industrial areas. He is also involved in writing performance and documentation specifications related to HVAC remediation. A member of the IRSST's expert Committee, Mr. Tremblay is the NADCA coordinator for Quebec and a member of the Air System Cleaning Specialist (ASCS), the Certified Ventilation System Inspector (CVI) and ASHRAE.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 2:15 pm
The speaker will discuss the value of data for real estate portfolio owners and consulting engineers, operation and maintenance service providers, and equipment manufacturers. Some practical examples of what the data analysis may reveal will also be revealed.
Mark Anthony Sdao, M.Sc.A., MBA, ing. P., Director of technology (CTO), AI Outcome
Mr. Sdao launched his career in the aerospace industry, accumulating extensive expertise in the development of embedded software and avionics systems for the control of commercial aircraft, satellites and space robotics. In his role as director of research and development programs in emerging companies, he put a particular emphasis on the implementation of innovation processes favoring the development of business-to-business (B2B) products. His experience in financial and operational management in the logistics industry has helped to make him an enthusiast of decision support systems and artificial intelligence. Holder of a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering Degree from Queen's University and a Master's Degree from the University of Toronto, Mr. Sdao also obtained a Masters of Business Administration (MBA) from HEC Montréal.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 3:30 pm
Recovery systems for pre-treating fresh air are becoming increasingly popular and a multitude of options are available in the HVAC market. There are several reasons why building owners need such a system: increased heating and cooling capacity of the system, reduced consumption and operating costs, less fluctuation of the supply temperature and increased heating capacity. The ASHRAE 90.1 standard helps frame the design of these fresh air systems and increases the efficiency of buildings. So how do you choose the right system for the right use? This presentation will help you better know and understand the different systems on the market and their uses.
Richard Boivin, Technical Director, Ventilation Division, Enviroair Industries
Richard Boivin is Technical Director of the Ventilation Division at Enviroair. He has over 15 years of experience in the field of HVAC.
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 – 4:30 pm
The new law legalizing cannabis came into force in October 2018. Producers are investing in HVAC systems to optimize the quantity and quality of the product. Thanks to the technologies available on the market, it is possible to control the parameters essential to cannabis cultivation: temperature and relative humidity; dew point; sensible and latent load; CO2 level; and air speed to the plant.
Paul Pieper, P.Eng., Product Manager, Specialized Equipment, The Groupe Master
Mr. Pieper is Director of Specialty Products at The Master Group. He holds a Bachelor's degree from the Building, Civil and Environmental Engineering Department of Concordia University in Montreal. He is currently President of ASHRAE TC 5.5 Air-to-Air Energy Recovery.
Andrew Nader, P.Eng., Product Manager, Ventilation, The Master Group
A graduate of École Polytechnique de Montréal in Mechanical Engineering, Mr. Nader is Director of Ventilation Products for the Master Group. Among other things, he is responsible for adding different ranges of ventilation products.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 10:30 am
The use of hydrocarbons as a refrigerant in the commercial sector is the subject of much debate. Their classification A3 (flammable) evokes negative connotations against their use. However, in Europe, the use of equipment at R-290 is in its second decade and continues to influence the architecture of the systems. How do you implement methods of work and tools for the prevention of risks related to flammability? Which components are compatible? What is the specific tooling for equipment maintenance?
Alain Mongrain, Business Development Manager for Eastern Canada, Emerson Climate Technologies
Mr. Mongrain is the Director of Entrepreneurial Business Development for Eastern Canada at Emerson Climate Technologies. He holds a Diploma in Building Mechanics from Cégep de Saint-Hyacinthe. During his career, he has acquired great expertise working in different fields: manufacturing, wholesaling, as an entrepreneur and as a teacher in refrigeration. In addition, this member of ASHRAE and RSES has provide numerous training on CO2 and ammonia on numerous occasions.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 11:30 am
Heavily used in Europe, CO2 made a gradual entry into North America a decade ago. First used in arenas, then in the retail trade (grocery stores), this natural refrigerant is now a solution valued by industry. CO2 is a refrigerant predestined to replace traditional synthetic refrigerants and harmful to the environment. The technology developed in recent years has diversified the fields of application.
Pierre Lévesque, President, Ceptek Technologies
Mr. Lévesque founded Climat-Control in 1992. Contractor-designer, he specializes in the design of systems for large thermal processes and heat recovery. In 2012, with over 25 years of experience in the field of thermal engineering and knowing the environmental issues related to his industry, he founded Ceptek Technologies, a company specializing in the manufacture of refrigeration equipment running on CO2.
Thursday, April 25, 2019 – 1:30 pm
In addition to controlling smart defrosts and temperature, your customers request alarms by email or SMS. Do you want to do remote actions, support your refrigeration and ask expensive diagnostics? Even without IT knowledge, it’s easy to get there with the new technologies.
Serge Tremblay, Regional Technical Director, Ke2 Therm Solutions
Mr. Tremblay has over 35 years of experience in the HVAC field. He has worked as a teacher in refrigeration DEP and has spent 11 years at the Sporlan valve manufacturer. He has also completed several technical courses in the United States, Canada and Europe. Today, he is working as a consultant for Ke2 Therm Solutions.