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For Immediate Release:
May 2, 2011

Energy Matters Summit Brings International Attention to Energy Management and Conservation

BRAMPTON, ON. (May 2, 2011) Today, delegates from across the world are gathered at the International Centre in Mississauga to attend the seventh annual Energy Matters Summit hosted by the Region of Peel. Annually, this two-day conference brings together some of the world's most influential leaders from the field of energy management and is one of Ontario's leading public sector energy management conferences.

This year's theme is Smart Energy Management, Smart Asset Management, and explores the link between energy management, facility operations and development. The conference provides tips on energy management efficiencies, balancing energy costs, controlling consumption and more. Delegates learn about leading energy tools, technologies and best practices that will help shape everyday energy management operations.

"At the Region, we’re continually looking for ways to develop our energy management programs and improve conservation and efficiency in order to enhance operational performance and reduce costs," said Regional Chair Emil Kolb. "Through the Energy Matters Summit, our goal is to share ideas about how to manage energy costs and provide delegates with the opportunity to learn more about the tools and technologies available to grow sustainable energy programs."

Conference delegates have access to more than 20 workshops that examine the relationship between energy and areas such as building development and construction, facility management, asset preservation and renewal. The Summit also features keynotes from influential energy leaders, including Brad Duguid, Minister of Energy.

"This year's conference is about forward thinking - creating a link between energy management and facility operations. We want to evolve the way we think when it comes to energy management more importantly how we can conserve energy, use renewable energy sources and contribute back to the grid," said Steve Hall, Director, Real Property Asset Management, Region of Peel.

In addition to informative workshops, the Summit hosts a tradeshow with more than 30 exhibitors showcasing leading energy-related technologies, tools and services.

To learn more about the 2011 Energy Matters Summit, visit energymatterssummit.ca

The Regional Municipality of Peel was incorporated in 1974 on the principle that certain community and infrastructure services are most cost-effectively administered over a larger geographic area. The Region of Peel serves more than one million residents in the cities of Brampton and Mississauga and the town of Caledon.

For more information on the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit peelregion.ca.



Karen Flores
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4675

Steve Hall
Real Property Asset Management
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4207

Communication Services, 10 Peel Centre Dr., Brampton, ON L6T 4B9
Phone: 905-791-7800, Fax: 905-791-0595, e-mail



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