Richmond, BC

E360 Forum—Richmond, British Columbia

The first Canadian E360 Forum was held at the River Rock Casino Resort on March 3, 2015 in Richmond, British Columbia. This important discussion focused on the challenges facing the refrigeration industry, including upcoming refrigerant and energy regulations.

In case you’re new to E360, E360 Forums are daylong events that feature prominent industry authorities as well as Emerson’s own internal experts. The interactive format is designed to give attendees many opportunities to learn about the industry’s latest trends and participate in conversations that will shape the future of refrigeration.


Registration opens at 7:30 a.m. on the day of the event in the Whister Ballroom area. A continental breakfast will be served prior to the first item on the agenda.

8:30 a.m. — 11:30 a.m: Opening Remarks/General Sessions

Topics Presenters​
Introduction and Opening Remarks ​Ron McLaughlin — district sales manager
​Refrigerant Regulations— USA and Canada ​Andre Patenaude — director, CO2 business development
​Energy Regulations— How to Meet the Challenge? Dennis Kozina — director of sales
Enterprise Management for Food Retail Jeff Stroud — national account manager, Emerson Retail Solutions

11:30 a.m. — 12:30 p.m.: Lunch Provided

12:30 p.m. — 3:30 p.m.: General Sessions

Topics Presenters​
​BC Hydro Presentation Steve Quon — manager, Power Smart Industrial Alliance, BC Hydro
​Trends in Refrigeration System Architecture ​Andre Patenaude — director, CO2 business development
Basics of CO2 as Refrigerant Andre Patenaude — director, CO2 business development

3:30 p.m. — 5:00 p.m.: Networking Reception

* Breaks Held: 9:35-9:50 a.m.; 1:30 p.m.-1:45 p.m.

Event Location Details
To contact River Rock Casino Resort or make additional accomodations for your stay, use the following information:
River Rock Casino Resort
8811 River Road
Richmond, BC V6X 3P8
(604) 247-8900
Session Descriptions

Refrigerant Regulations Update
Speaker: Andre Patenaude - director, CO2 business development
Emerson Climate Technologies

As the EPA moves closer to announcing its final rule on refrigerants, the refrigeration equipment supply chain prepares for the DOE’s energy reduction mandates for stand-alone refrigeration systems in 2017. Andre will place all of these recent regulatory actions within a historic, global perspective and demonstrate how the European Union is leading the charge on rulemaking through the passing of F-Gas regulations in 2014. Attendees will learn about a new class of alternative synthetic refrigerants that promise lower global warming potential, as well as the re-emergence of natural options such as propane and CO2. Impacts to equipment development, performance and handling requirements will be discussed in detail.

Energy Regulations – How to Meet the Challenge?
Presenter: Dennis Kozina- director of sales
Emerson Climate Technologies

Retailers in North America have seen a steady rise in their electricity prices over the past 5 years and this trend is predicted to continue. As a result, retailers are focusing more attention on energy consumption when selecting new equipment, and also upgrading their existing fleets. The Canadian and US governments are passing regulations that will mandate higher efficiency levels for walk-in coolers and freezers (WICF). Dennis will discuss the implications of these regulations and also how the rising costs will impact the foodservice and food retail business. As the Director of Sales for Emerson Climate Technology, Canada and along with his involvement with HRAI, Dennis is uniquely positioned to talk about how retailers can reduce their energy consumption and lower their total cost of ownership.

Enterprise Management for End User Segments
Presenter: Jeff Stroud– national account manager, Retail Solutions
Emerson Climate Technologies

Retailers today are presented with opportunities to enable their equipment to “communicate” and achieve efficiency gains, energy insights, maintenance improvements and increased revenue. This session will discuss this emerging trend and the value of connected equipment, including: alerts to indicate the potential of downtime; reductions in energy consumption through visibility of equipment use; the ability to schedule patterns; and the utilization of menu and firmware changes to capture new revenue opportunities without over-taxing store personnel. As national account manager for Retail Solutions, Jeff Stroud is charged with identifying new opportunities and markets as well as the ideation, creation and deployment of new enterprise software and services solutions for Emerson’s retail clients. Jeff will provide insights to help retailers and manufacturers begin the process of setting up a communication for maximum benefit.

BC Hydro Presentation
Presenter: Steve Quon– manager, Power Smart Industrial Alliance
BC Hydro

BC Hydro’s Power Smart Alliance program is a network of energy efficiency professionals who can work with businesses to reduce their energy waste and increase their profitability. Through the program businesses can take advantage of online tools, energy assessments and financial incentives. As the manager of BC Hydro’s Power Smart Industrial Alliance, Steve Quon can provide unique insight on the program and its benefits to business customers in British Columbia.

Trends in Refrigeration System Architecture & CO2
Presenter: Andre Patenaude - director, CO2 business development
Emerson Climate Technologies

When you look at the energy footprint of a typical supermarket, it’s no surprise that the refrigeration industry has been tasked with improving energy efficiencies. One supermarket requires a charge of 3,500 pounds for its refrigeration system. Twenty-five percent of that refrigerant is lost to leakage, resulting in the CO2 emissions equivalent of operating 330 passenger cars. Annually, a typical supermarket also produces nearly 3 million pounds of CO2 from electricity consumption, 60 percent of which can be attributed to refrigeration equipment. With roughly 40,000 supermarkets in the U.S. alone, it’s easy to see why regulations are being drafted to cut energy consumption, lower GWP refrigerants, and reduce both refrigerant charge and leakage. Andre Patenaude will explore the trends in system architecture that are helping to accomplish these goals, including current options, trials, and research in systems that utilize CO2 as a natural refrigerant and R407A as a lower GWP alternative.


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