Building Energy Innovators Council

Industry launches Building Energy Innovators Council

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Gordon Hicks, chief executive officer of Brookfield Global Integrated Solutions (BGIS), has announced the launch of the Building Energy Innovators Council (BEIC), an industry-driven initiative to accelerate the collaboration, innovation, and adoption of clean building technologies across Canada.

The BEIC will provide input to federal and provincial governments related to the types of incentive programs and policies required to increase adoption of new energy efficient building technologies and renewable energy solutions.

“Building technologies that improve energy efficiency and reduce carbon emissions are in high demand and we recognize the importance of creating awareness of new, clean technologies and enhancing the economic viability for their adoption within the real estate sector.” said Hicks, who will chair the BEIC. “The BEIC is made up of an innovative group of industry leaders, representing the information and communications technology, building services and construction, and renewables and clean technology sectors, committed to making this change happen.”

The BEIC will support utilities and governing bodies such as the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), with the promotion of their renewable energy and energy efficiency incentive programs and ensure they are effectively communicated industry-wide and adopted by owners and occupiers of real estate.

The Council will consist of up to 25 founding members across the industry. For the first year of operation, organizations holding a seat include:

  • Brookfield GIS
  • Enwave
  • Morgan Solar
  • Brookfield Renewable
  • Forum Equity Partners
  • NRStor Inc.
  • Carma Industries
  • Geosource Energy
  • Philips Lighting
  • Cisco
  • MediaEdge
  • Schneider Electric
  • Ecobee
  • Mitsubishi Electric
  • Stantec
  • EnerNOC
  • Modern Niagara
  • University of Waterloo

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