Award honours DCC collaboration on energy management plan

Jeff Lamer (front row, far left) and Joseph Newton (front row, far right) with a number of the team members, along with NRCanīs Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Energy Technology, Frank Des Rosiers (back row, fourth from left), and Senior Director, Operations, Maria Pemberton (front row, second from right).
Jeff Lamer (front row, far left) and Joseph Newton (front row, far right) with a number of the team members, along with NRCan's Assistant Deputy Minister, Innovation and Energy Technology, Frank Des Rosiers (back row, fourth from left), and Senior Director, Operations, Maria Pemberton (front row, second from right).

DCC has been recognized for its collaborative efforts to improve energy management at 8 Wing Trenton.

Joseph Newton and Jeff Lamer, two DCC Trenton employees, were part of a team that also included National Defence and Natural Resources Canada (NRCan) representatives that received NRCan's Collaborative Award in June 2015 for developing the base's Energy Master Plan.

Newton and Lamer facilitated site visits to the base and audits of its utilities, provided insight into the base, how it functions and its energy use and retrieved energy use data from utility providers.

"We acted as the energy advocate for the base," explains Lamer, Technical Specialist, Real Property Management. Lamer and Newton, Technical Specialist, Project Management, have detailed knowledge of 8 Wing operations, building use and configuration due to their multi-year work studying and managing the base's energy costs. "This knowledge significantly furthered the development and accuracy of the Energy Master Plan," Lamer says.

The collaborative element for which the team won the award was showcased by the pair's work with NRCan scientists to evaluate the information gathered during the audits to ensure data accuracy. "Our input was very much appreciated," Lamer says, "since it helped the scientists understand the occupants' requirements. It was also helpful for us to understand what type of information the scientists needed."

The final plan, which was completed in July 2014, will ensure 8 Wing's energy efficiency and energy security well into the future.


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