HVACR Climate Change Story:

Technology, Transition and Talent


Sunday (Afternoon)

Boat Tour: Rideau Canal and Ottawa River or Museum Tour: National Gallery of Canada or Museum Tour: Canadian Museum of Nature

Sunday (Evening)

Conference Kick Off: Westin’s TwentyTwo banquet facility; Annual Report; Speaker: Chris Turner (Platinum Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric)

Monday (Morning)

Panel: Climate Change (Platinum Sponsored by Dettson)

Coffee Crawl: Thursty Pedaler or Walking Tour: Historic Highlights

Sessions: IAQ (Honourary Sponsored by OSPE) or Refrigerant (Gold Sponsored by Emerson)


Monday (Afternoon)

Brewery Tour: Three breweries and pubs (Platinum Sponsored by Master Group) or Electric & Pedal Bike Ottawa Tour or Aerial Park & Mountain Coaster

Monday (Evening)

Dinner: Parliament Banquet Facility

Tuesday (Morning)

Food Tour: Taste of the Byward Market or Walking Tour: Historic Highlights

Keynote: Bruce Lourie (Platinum Sponsored by Master Group)

Political Landscape Overview

Divisional AGMs


Tuesday (Afternoon)

Sit-in Government Question Period

Tour: CanmetENERGY

Bruce Lourie
HRAI 2022 - Platinum Sponsors

Bruce Lourie
Platinum Sponsored by Master Group

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Influential Environmental Policy Expert, Innovative Environmental Leader, Entrepreneur

Bruce Lourie is known for convening collaborative efforts among businesses, NGOs and government. He has played a pioneering role in connecting environmental issues to human health, most notably with his leadership in the effort to phase out coal-fired power plants in Ontario, the single largest climate action in North America. Bruce is the co-author of two bestselling books (including the internationally-acclaimed Slow Death by Rubber Duck), a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society of Canada and an honorary director of the Canadian Association of Physicians for the Environment. He has received the Bryden Award for Outstanding Achievement, York University’s top alumni recognition, and Earth Day Canada’s Outstanding Commitment to the Environment Award.

Bruce is a former Director of the Independent Electricity System Operator and of the Ontario Power Authority. He is a founder of several for-profit and non-profit organizations including Summerhill Group, one of Canada’s leading energy efficiency consultancies, the Clean Economy Fund, the Sustainability Network and the Canadian Environmental Grantmakers’ Network. Bruce has served on numerous international, federal, provincial and municipal bodies advising on environmental, energy and health policy issues, holding a B.Sc. in Geology, a Master’s Degree in Environmental Studies, and a Ph.D. examining risk and environmental policy.

Chris Turner
HRAI 2022 - Platinum Sponsors

Chris Turner
Platinum Sponsored by Mitsubishi Electric

Expert on Sustainability, Climate Change, Cleantech and the Global Energy Transiti

The global economy is undergoing its greatest transformation since the dawn of the industrial age, shifting from an energy regime built on fossil fuels to one run by clean, renewable power. Chris Turner has been documenting this transition for almost 20 years: he will draw on his bestselling books on energy and sustainability, distill years of field research and present a concise case for real optimism about the better world emerging from the pursuit of climate solutions. Chris will explain where energy transition leads, what our energy future looks like, and what it means for the strategic decisions of businesses and organizations like HRAI in this new economy.

Chris Turner is an award-winning author with several bestselling books. The Patch: The People, Pipelines, and Politics of the Oil Sands won the National Business Book Award, and his previous books on climate solutions, The Leap and The Geography of Hope, were both National Business Book Award finalists. Turner’s writing on energy, climate and technology has appeared in The New Yorker, The Guardian, the Globe and Mail, Maclean’s and many other notable publications. He has won 10 National Magazine Awards, among other distinctions. As a speaker and communications strategist, Turner’s clients have included the Canadian Climate Institute, Natural Resources Canada, TD Bank, Compugen, Shaw Industries, the Canadian Institute of Planners and Siemens Energy.

Jeffrey Siegel
HRAI 2022 - Honourary Sponsors

Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D.
Honourary Sponsored by Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE)

Professor and Bahen/Tanenbaum Chair in Civil Engineering, University of Toronto

Jeffrey Siegel, Ph.D., is Professor of Civil and Mineral Engineering at the University of Toronto and is a Bahen/Tanenbaum Chair in Civil Engineering. He holds joint appointments at the Dalla Lana School of Public Health and the Department of Physical & Environmental Sciences. He has an M.S. and Ph.D. in Mechanical Engineering from the University of California, Berkeley as well as a B.Sc. from Swarthmore College. He is internationally recognized for his work on indoor air quality generally and air cleaning specifically and is a fellow of ASHRAE and a member of the Academy of Fellows of the International Society for Indoor Air and Climate (ISIAQ).

His research interests include healthy and sustainable buildings, filtration and air cleaning, ventilation and indoor air quality in residential and commercial buildings, control of indoor particulate matter, and the impact of building systems on indoor microbiology and chemistry. He has published over 100 peer-reviewed journal articles on indoor air quality and related subjects and has been active in disseminating information about filtration and ventilation solutions for COVID-19.

HRAI 2022 - Honourary Sponsors

Sandro Perruzza
Honourary Sponsored by OSPE

Chief Executive Officer, OSPE

Sandro Perruzza is the Chief Executive Officer of the Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE), the Advocacy and Member Services organization for the Engineering Profession in Ontario. Sandro also serves on the Board of Directors for Minerva Canada, and on the Board for the Construction Design Alliance of Ontario.

Prior to joining OSPE, Sandro was the Chief of Client Services at Workplace Safety & Prevention Services, the largest Health and Safety Association in Canada, where he was a sitting member of the Ontario Ministry of Labour’s Prevention Operations Forum. He has been recognized for building inclusive workspaces, high-performing teams, and a culture based on trust and mutual respect.