OTTAWA, May 26, 2014 /CNW/ - Leading experts in the field of energy provision, accreditation and certification are confirmed to speak at the Standards Council of Canada's World Accreditation Day 2014 celebration. The networking breakfast event will be held on June 9, 2014 from 8:30 to 11:30 AM at the Ottawa Convention Centre, 55 Colonel By.
The theme of this year's global event is Accreditation: Delivering confidence in the provision of energy. Come discover the importance of accreditation and certification procedures, standards, regulations and testing – and how they help ensure the safety of your products and services and can strengthen your competitive global edge.
Who should attend?
The event will appeal to a wide variety of professionals and organizations. Anyone interested in energy provision, energy efficiency and energy performance should attend. This includes conformity assessment bodies, manufacturers, standards developers, small-, medium- and large-sized enterprises, government regulators, consumers and academics, as well as anyone who is interested in how standards and accreditation can help to improve the safety of Canadians and increase competitiveness.
The keynote speaker for the event will be Patrick Hardy, Co-founder and Chief Operating Officer of ClimateCHECK, an innovative greenhouse gas management solutions organization.
The event will also feature a moderated panel discussion that will include Jean-François Comeau from Enviro-access inc., one of the three Canadian Environmental Technology Advancement Centres, Adam Haines, Vice President, Product Development & Delivery, from Industrial Audit Corporation, and Inderpal Jaswal from QUASAR, the auditing, quality management and ISO certification arm of the Canadian Welding Bureau.
Mr. Comeau and Mr. Jaswal will speak from first-hand experience about the value of accreditation to their businesses, and Mr. Haines will highlight the value of being certified by an SCC-accredited body.
Showcased: ISO 50001 – Energy management systems – requirements
Carol Buckley, the Director General of the Office of Energy Efficiency (OEE), Natural Resources Canada (NRCan), will talk about the value of becoming certified to ISO 50001. Through NRCan's OEE, the Government of Canada supports Responsible Energy Use through systematic energy management.
NRCan is encouraging industrial companies to implement this internationally recognized standard with advice, guidance documents and other tools. Ms. Buckley will explain those tools, as well as the importance of making cost-saving investments to enhance productivity and competitiveness in today's global markets.
As well, Ms. Buckley will introduce Paul W. Birkeland, who will lead an information session on ISO 50001.
Mr. Birkeland is Founder and Principal, Global Strategic Energy. SCC recently launched an accreditation program for organizations looking to implement this standard, to increase their energy efficiency, reduce costs and improve energy performance — and for certification bodies wanting to help their customers do so.
For those who are unable to attend in person, the event will also be available via live webcast in both English and French.
Cost to attend
There is no cost to attend this event.
How to register
To register for the breakfast event or live webcast, please visit SCC's website.
Image with caption: "(from left to right): Patrick Hardy, ClimateCHECK; Adam Haines, Industrial Audit Corporation; Jean-François Comeau, Enviro-access inc.; Inderpal (Indy) S. Jaswal, Canadian Welding Bureau; Carol Buckley, Director General of the Office of Energy Efficiency, Natural Resources Canada; and Paul W. Birkeland, Global Strategic Energy. (CNW Group/Standards Council of Canada)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20140526_C3644_PHOTO_EN_2242.jpg
SOURCE: Standards Council of Canada
For further information: Media contact: Antonia Kusy, Manager, Corporate Communications and Planning, Standards Council of Canada, +1 613 238 3222 ext. 462, [email protected]