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For Immediate Release:
April 28, 2010

Region Hosts International Summit on Energy Management

BRAMPTON, ON (April 28, 2010) – Delegates from around the world came together on April 26 and 27 for the Region of Peel’s sixth annual Energy Matters Summit, Ontario’s leading conference on public sector energy management and environmental sustainability. This year’s Summit focused on The Business of Energy Management.

“We are proud to host this event which brings the brightest minds from around the globe into our community to share ideas and seek innovative solutions for our growing energy needs,” said Regional Chair Emil Kolb. “The Region is a leader in energy conservation and this Summit demonstrates our commitment to providing a healthy community for our residents to live and work.”

The two-day summit brought together international leaders in the field of energy research and management from municipalities, universities, colleges, school boards and healthcare sectors to discuss the importance of energy management within organizations.

Thomas Homer Dixon
Global visionary Thomas Homer Dixon
provides the keynote address at
Peel Region’s Energy Matters Summit

Summit highlights included a keynote address from global visionary Thomas Homer Dixon from the University of Waterloo; Karl Kolmseefrom the University of Kufstein in Austria; Andrew Durbin from Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre; as well as other speakers and government representatives.

“Energy management is front of mind for business leaders in every industry,” said Steven Hall, Director, Real Property Asset Management, Region of Peel. “Our Summit is an opportunity for them to come together and share insights on how to increase energy efficiency, enhance operational performance and take advantage of the newest products and solutions that make energy management easier and more cost-effective.”

For more information on Energy Matters 2010, visit www.energymatterssummit.ca. To learn more about the Region of Peel, please call 905-791-7800, or visit www.peelregion.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.



Angela Yeung
Project Manager
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4856

Amy Stevens
Public Affairs Associate
Region of Peel
905-791-7800, ext. 4882

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



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