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Knowledge Sessions: Defining and Reporting Waste Reduction: Effective Metrics for Better Performance

Absence of quality waste data is a barrier to improved performance and an ongoing challenge for building managers, retailers, and institutional organizations. Without uniform measurement and tracking standards, true reduction performance for internal and sector benchmarking cannot be attained. 
Join RCO for the first in a series of events with industry experts to discuss waste reduction in the Industrial, Commercial, and Institutional sector. 
Learn best practices for choosing key performance indicators, and implementing waste tracking and reporting protocols. Featured speakers also offer insight about measuring and tracking materials internally for specific sectors, and attendees can share their experiences of metrics that lead to improvement.

Thursday, June 25, 2015

8:30 - 10:30 a.m.

DIRTT Showroom: 400 Wellington St. W., Unit 1

Toronto, ON 


8 a.m.: registration and breakfast 

8:30 - 10 a.m.: panel discussions

10 - 10:30 a.m.: networking


Who Should Attend


Office and retail building managers; retailers; commercial and institutional office occupants; corporate sustainability professionals; waste management service providers; Environmental consultants 


-- seating is limited to 40 guests --  


Featured Experts

Peter Hargreave

Peter Hargreave is Director, Policy & Strategy, for the Ontario Waste Management Association, a non-profit industry association that represents the private and public sector involved in all aspects of waste management, and is responsible for strategic planning, policy development, research, and advocacy.

Peter will lead discussion on how to drive accountability in end-of-life management for the IC&I sectors; and look at best practices, challenges, and potential solutions to provide tracking and reporting materials that allow for accurate key performance indicators for national portfolios, reporting, and benchmarking.

James Gray-Donald is Vice-President, Sustainability at Bentall Kennedy, where he helps develop and execute a North American framework for the integration of social and environmental considerations with long-term decision-making across the organization.

James will speak about Bentall Kennedy's Eco Tracker system that tracks and reports on waste performance. He will share the company's process for determining waste-related key performance indicators, and how engaging with haulers and tenants helps drive better performance.

Bala Gnanam is Director of Sustainability and Building Technologies for Building Owners and Managers Association of Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto). He is responsible for managing the development and delivery of educational contents, programs, and initiatives that promote energy efficiency, sustainability, and regulatory compliance to membership. 

Bala will speak about tracking and reporting on waste performance from an industry-wide perspective. He will share how building owners and managers address waste performance as part of environmental reporting, and BOMA Toronto initiatives to support its members. Specifically, BOMA BESt's waste tracking and control as a major aspects of performance assessment of buildings.





Jo-Anne St. Godard is Executive Director of Recycling Council of Ontario, and plays a key role in furthering the waste reduction and recycling mandate in Ontario and beyond. Her expertise relates to development of policies and practices that drive waste reduction and recycling outcomes under market-based approaches, and works with businesses and industry to help them understand and leverage opportunity from their environmental obligations and business models.

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RCO/BOMA Toronto/OWMA Members: $50

 Future RCO Member: $75 



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Upcoming Knowledge Sessions

Preparing for a New Policy Landscape
September 2015

With a renewed mandate in 2014, the Government of Ontario is reinvigorating efforts to replace current waste policy with a new Waste Reduction and Resource Recovery Act that is expected for release prior to fall.

Procuring for Performance
October 2015

Waste reduction performance and improvement goes beyond sorting waste streams. By instituting an effective procurement program, organizations can design a materials management service request for proposals to maximize diversion, capture rates, and recycling; manage liabilities with proof of final disposition; and generate revenue through recyclables.

Managing Challenging Materials : Organics and Plastics
November 2015

Experts in organics recycling will present case studies and share experience handling organics in various IC&I sub-sectors, and what all organizations can do to improve waste diversion. Experts in plastics management and recovery share insight on how to manage the material, which organizations can leverage as a resource and revenue source.

Categories: RCO Events


Starts: 2015-06-25 08:30:00
Ends: 2015-06-25 10:30:00

Contact Information

Meirav Even-Har




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