Bolton Regional Councillor Good to Know

Energy Matters!

Register Now for Region of Peel’s Annual Energy Matters Summit!

International business and environmental experts will share their knowledge and best practices of energy management at the ninth annual Energy Matters Summit . The two-day conference will take place on May 6 and 7 at the Toronto Congress Centre.

The Summit is hosted by the Region of Peel, in partnership with the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA) and Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto). This year’s theme is Turning Energy Plans into Results; the focus will be on how to make energy plans more measurable and results-driven.

Registration is available online at

“The environment remains a priority area of focus for the Region of Peel,” said Regional Chair and CEO Emil Kolb. “Each year, the Summit serves as a catalyst for promoting environmental sustainability and fostering a culture of shared environmental responsibility. This year’s conference will inspire and motivate us to make our energy plans more effective and achieve greater success on the road to sustainability.”

The Summit will feature keynote presentations, panel discussions, educational workshop sessions, a tradeshow exhibition and networking sessions.

Christine Ervin , Former U.S. Assistant Secretary of Energy

Jonathan Laski , Director, Energy Networks at C40 Cities Climate Leadership Group

Nick Henn , Vice-President and Head of Business Development and Canadian Operations for Direct Energy Business

Dr. Karen Lee , Director of Built Environment and Active Design, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and

Alexandros E. Washburn , Visiting Professor at the University of New South Wales, and the Chief Urban Designer of the City of New York, Department of City Planning

As well as renowned session chairs and workshop speakers

Workshop sessions will explore clean energy technologies; energy environment and sustainability planning; building energy-efficiency targets; effective consumer, employee and community engagement ; and enabling distributed generation. For more information, visit

For the complete news release including links to information about the guest speakers go to

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than 1.3 million people and approximately 88,000 businesses in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit

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About the author

Patti Foley

Having spent 25 years in Bolton, Patti remains an advocate for Caledon. As a former Regional Councillor and a long-time community volunteer she is passionate about communicating information about its issues, news, events, people, non-profits and businesses.

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