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Dec 2, 2023: Heat Pumps Unveiled

Updated: Nov 29, 2023

Climate Action Richmond Hill is excited to invite you to a groundbreaking event: "Heat Pumps Unveiled", scheduled for December 2, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM at the Richmond Hill United Church. The event will also be accessible virtually via Zoom, making it convenient for everyone to attend.

Event Details:

  • Date: December 2, 2023

  • Time: 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM

  • Location: Richmond Hill United Church, 10201 Yonge St, Richmond Hill, ON L4C 3B2

  • Virtual Attendance: Via Zoom

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Keynote Speaker: We are privileged to have Erik Janssen as our keynote speaker for the event. Erik is a Research Scientist with the Sustainable Technologies Evaluation Program (STEP) of the Toronto and Region Conservation Authority (TRCA). For the past a decade, he has been a scientific lead on data monitoring pilot projects evaluating the performance of emerging low-carbon technologies, focusing on heat pumps, with pilots conducted both in STEP’s Archetype Sustainable House Lab and in real-world homes and buildings.

Panelists: Joining us for an insightful Q&A session are esteemed panelists possessing a vast reservoir of expertise and practical insights in the realms of heat pumps, municipal climate initiatives, and firsthand experience with home heat pump installations.

  • Sarah Grant: Sarah is the President and Co-Founder of Goldfinch Energy. She holds degrees in engineering and computer science and has leadership experience in renewable energy and local food systems. Sarah is a Multi-unit Residential Buildings (MURB) certified energy advisor and is working on her Net Zero certification and becoming a Heating Ventilation Air Conditioning (HVAC) designer. She says: “People’s homes are like a puzzle I love solving. It’s about finding the pieces that fit together to create a beautiful picture of comfort, savings, and lower emissions.”

  • Márta Ecsedi: Márta is a member of Climate Action Richmond Hill and a homeowner in Richmond Hill for the past 40 years. Márta is in the process of replacing her gas furnace with a heat pump to reduce her greenhouse gas emissions and energy costs. She will share with you her personal experience during the process.

  • Myles O'Brien: Myles is the Environmental Education and Engagement Coordinator for the City of Richmond Hill. He develops materials and resources to support the City’s sustainability and climate change initiatives, and works with community groups, schools, and organizations to promote environmental awareness and action. Myles has played central roles in developing Richmond Hill’s Environment Strategy, Community Energy and Emissions Plan, and internal quality and environmental management systems.

  • Bob McKeraghan: Bob McKeraghan, a principal at Canco ClimateCare, brings over 55 years of industry expertise to the forefront. Licensed in gas, master electrician, and refrigeration (313A), he is a controls specialist. Canco, established in 1984, is a leading HVACR company focusing on residential markets in York Region and South Simcoe. Bob and Canco boast extensive involvement in the HVACR industry, with affiliations including the National Comfort Institute, ClimateCare Cooperative Corporation, and HRAI. Bob has served on both the ClimateCare and HRAI Boards of Directors, contributing significantly. Canco ClimateCare, recognized for over 35 years of successful heat-pump installations, aligns with today's technologies to combat climate change.

What is an Air-Source Heat Pump? An air-source heat pump is an energy-efficient heating and cooling system that transfers heat between your home and the outside air. It works by extracting heat from the outdoor air (even in cold temperatures) and transferring it indoors to heat your home. In the summer, it reverses the process, taking heat from your home and releasing it outside to cool your living space.

Why Attend?

  • Learn from the Experts: Gain valuable insights from our keynote speaker and expert panelists in the field of heat pumps.

  • Understand the Future of Heating and Cooling: Discover how air-source heat pumps can revolutionize your home's heating and cooling system, providing both comfort and energy savings.

  • Ask Your Questions: Engage in a dynamic Q&A session with our knowledgeable panelists, where you can ask questions and receive expert answers.

Join Us! Whether you're a homeowner, an environmental enthusiast, or simply curious about the future of heating and cooling, this event is for you! Join us either in person at the Richmond Hill United Church or virtually via Zoom on December 2, 2023, from 2:00 PM to 4:00 PM. Stay tuned for more updates and mark your calendars for this exciting event that promises to illuminate the path to a more sustainable and efficient future with air-source heat pumps.

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