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UDI Seminar: The Value of EV Charging in Multi-Family Buildings

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Name: UDI Seminar: The Value of EV Charging in Multi-Family Buildings
Date: January 16, 2020
Time: 7:15 AM - 9:15 AM PST
Registration: Sorry, public registration for this event has been closed.
Event Description:


On January 16, join us and our expert panel for our part 2 electric vehicles seminar. Part 1 covered new electric vehicle requirements and provided legal and policy insights. During this seminar learn firsthand from an expert panel on the following topics:
  • What do home builders need to consider when offering EV charging in new developments
  • What technologies are available to home builders and what features are important to EV drivers and stratas in terms of using and managing charging stations?
  • How will offering charging be impacted by parking entitlements and other strata by-laws, and what do home builders need to consider to minimize challenges to residents/future buyers?
  • What is EV charging energy management and how can home builders install more chargers with fixed capacity? How can energy audits help buildings prepare for EV readiness?

Featured Panel: 
Nancy Deshaw, Advisor, Condominium Home Owners Association (CHOA)
Dylan Downey, EV Charging Specialist, EV-Solve
Rory Gattens, Business Development Manager, Western Canada, FLO 
David Rehimi, Account Executive - Canada West, ChargePoint 
Lise Townsend, Consultant, EcoTown Consulting (moderator)



Nancy Deshaw, Advisor, Condominium Home Owners Association (CHOA)
Called to the Bars of both British Columbia and Ontario. Practiced as a trial lawyer with the Toronto firm of Lang Michener, LLP (now McMillan, LLP) for the first 18 years of career; then moved to Lang’s Vancouver in the Fall of 1993 and engaged for 7 years in corporate, commercial and mining law with the firm’s Vancouver office, Royal Oak Mines Ltd. and Owen Bird, LLP. Moved in-house in 2000 and spent the next 13 years as counsel and, later as Senior Legal Manager for BHP Billiton, having been instrumental in both the permitting and eventual sale of the Ekati Diamond Mine and, more recently, in negotiating the engineering, procurement, construction and management contracts for the Jansen Potash Mine in Saskatchewan. Following retirement from BHP Billiton, spent the last 3 & 1/2 years as a Strata Advisor with the Condominium Home Owners Association (CHOA).

Dylan Downey, EV Charging Specialist, EV-Solve

Dylan has spent the last two years working in the European EV charging market in partnership with the highly reputable Mennekes, the company who developed the Type 2 standard for Europe. Since moving to Vancouver, Dylan has continued his work in this field. When he began working for an engineering company  here who specialize in the energy field, he saw huge potential for this industry to work along side the design and implementation of electric vehicle charging system. Dylan’s aim with EV-Solve is to deliver bespoke solutions that meet the clients current and future needs. Using energy audits and potentially reducing energy in the rest of the building, EV-Solves mission is to ensure you protect the rest of your building with a full engineering design to ensure the clients gets the best possible solution for their needs. ‘With the direction electric vehicles are heading, we must not only take into account a sites current conditions and how many chargers they need now, but also how many chargers they believe they will need over the next 10 years. When considering this bigger picture at the design stage, we ensure the system is easily expandable as the demand increases over time. We believe our role is to contribute to a positive EV charging experience, thus playing our role in contributing to EV uptake here in Canada.

Rory Gattens, Business Development Manager, Western Canada, FLO 
Rory Gattens is FLO’s Business Development Manager for Western Canada. His experience includes working with utilities, provincial and municipal governments, and First Nations organizations on education, deployment, policy and incentive programs. He is engaged in the day-to-day management of sales and business development for the FLO network, working with stakeholders from the private and public sectors to assist with the procurement of EV charging services. Rory has extensive account management experience through delivering time-sensitive construction projects across BC/AB working with engineers, electrical contractors, and general contractors. Rory is a graduate from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver.

David Rehimi, Account Executive - Canada West, ChargePoint 
David Rehimi is the Western Canadian Sales Director for ChargePoint since 2017. He is a graduate of Simon Fraser University and grew up in Port Coquitlam. His experience in the EV industry includes strategizing with various levels of Government on policy, deployment, and incentive initiatives around electric vehicle charging. He also works with private industry to enable the deployment of charging stations for any application be it retail, home, multi-family home, public charging, or others. ChargePoint is an industry pioneer in EV charging with over 10 years of experience as the majority market share leader in North America. Every 2 seconds, someone is plugging in to the ChargePoint Network!

Lise Townsend, Consultant, EcoTown Consulting (moderator)

Lise Townsend has been working in urban sustainability for 15 years. Most recently, as the Environmental Planning lead at the City of Burnaby, her work included leading city-wide sustainability and climate action policy; creating the city’s first green building and electric vehicle charging requirements for new development; and initiating the City’s public EV charging and corporate EV fleet program. 

Event Sponsors:

Educational Partner

Crystal Pavilion Ballroom
Pan Pacific Vancouver
300 - 999 Canada Place, Vancouver, BC V6C 3B5
Date/Time Information:

Thursday, January 16, 2020

7:15 AM    Registration and hot breakfast buffet
7:45 AM    Presentations and Q+A
9:15 AM    Conclusion


Member Price: $85.00
Non-Member Price: $115.00   
Corporate tables of 8 seats.     
72 hours' notice required for cancellations.    
Substitutions are allowed.

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