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Ali Syed

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Ali Syed

Ali has more than 17 years of diverse experience in Energy Conservation, Renewable Energy Systems, Energy Performance Contracting, Energy Management and Sustainability, He is now working as a Technical Lead overseeing the entire LEED, BOMA, Green Globes, Built Green Facilitation & Energy Modeling, HVAC System sizing, Energy Auditing, Life-Cycle Costing Assessment, Measurement & Verification and some Commissioning work for the Alberta Government. Ali is also a CaGBC Experienced Energy Modeller, LEED AP, Green Globes Professional (GGP), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP).  

Throughout his career, Ali has conducted numerous Energy Audits ranging from commercial, healthcare, educational, residential and heavy industrial clients across North America and Asia. He actively speaks at international energy conferences and symposia and teaches numerous courses in energy conservation across North America. Finally, Ali has published more than a dozen peer-reviewed articles on energy conservation globally and he demonstrates in-depth knowledge and understanding of project management tools & methodologies, as well as instruments and processes related to project preparation & implementation, resource management, and stakeholder communications.

Ed Rubinstein

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Ed Rubinstein

Ed is a Vice-President with Noventa Energy Partners, a renewable energy company using wastewater heat recovery to provide low carbon heating and cooling for buildings and thermal networks. A proven leader in Environmental, Social and Governance strategy, Ed has been leading and developing environmental sustainability programs and teams for almost 25 years. Prior to joining Noventa, Ed leads the University Health Network’s award-winning Energy & Environment team, and was instrumental in spearheading numerous district energy, decarbonization, energy efficiency and sustainability projects. Ed’s work has been recognized with multiple awards including being honoured as a member of the 2018 Clean16.

Jon Feldman

Jon Feldman
B.Sc. Eng. (Chem.), CEM, CEA, CMVP

Jon Feldman is the Senior Technical Officer for Industrial Energy Efficiency at the IESO. In this role, Jon is responsible for all technical aspects of the current and future industrial programs. He also provides leadership and guidance on industrial energy efficiency measures, energy management, Strategic Energy Management and ISO 50001, to the Energy Efficiency Department.  

In 2020 Jon became only the 2nd Canadian to be inducted into the AEE’s Energy Manager Hall of Fame; the Association's highest honor.

During the period 1997-2009, Mr. Feldman was a consultant for Hatch Ltd, where he conducted approximately 100 energy audits and energy management assessments at a broad range of commercial, institutional and industrial facilities.

Jon currently serves as a member of AEE’s CMVP Board, CEA Exam Committee and is a charter member of AEE’s ISO 50001 Certification Board. He was the recipient of the AEE Canada Regional Award for Energy Professional Development in 2016, and is a regular contributor to the AEE World Conference as both a session chair and presenter.

Jon holds a Bachelor of Chemical Engineering from the University of Cape Town in South Africa. He is a former CMVP Instructor, and is the longest serving instructor on the Canadian CEM panel, having taught close to 50 classes and over 1,200 students.

Shahriar Ghahremanian

Shahriar Ghahremanian
PEng, CEM, GBE, CEA,PMP

Shahriar managed many programs to save energy cost, to design a comfortable and healthy indoor environment for people and to save our planet, Earth. Shahriar holds a PhD, and two MSc degrees in mechanical engineering with more than 15 peer reviewed scientific research articles published in energy systems design. Among all the designations that he has, Shahriar practices as a Professional Engineer (PEng), Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Green Building Engineer (GBE), Certified Energy Auditor (CEA) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Shahriar worked for more than 20 years in various roles with engineering consulting firms, government agencies and universities in 3 different continents managing multi hundred million dollars business units.

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