WEBINAR: Reducing Carbon Emissions – Now and in the Future
April 19, 2022 By Greta Chiu
Date: May 11, 2022 @ 2pm ET
What can greenhouse growers and vertical farming operations do to reduce their carbon emissions both now and over the next decade? This webinar will be centred around three main pillars: natural gas, demand-side management and low carbon solutions.
- Todd Marentette, P.Eng., CEM
- Haris Ahmadzai, P.Eng., CEM, CEA
- Tariq Qurashi, BSc.
About the presenters:
Todd Marentette, P.Eng., CEM
Todd Marentette is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario and a Certified Energy Manager with extensive experience in the automotive, energy and energy management fields. A graduate of the University of Windsor, with a Bachelor of Applied Science in Mechanical Engineering, Todd joined Enbridge Gas Distribution in 2008 and is the Manager of Sales. Todd leads a team of Account Managers across Ontario in delivering energy solutions to their customers. Solutions include distribution network connection, multi-year financial agreements, low carbon solutions and energy-efficiency opportunities. A large focus of Todd’s team is the Greenhouse sector, the acreage has doubled in the past 10-years, and poised to double again in the next ten. Firm natural gas continues to fuel this sectors growth and the team covers thousands of acres of vegetable, fruit, flower, and cannabis operations – Enbridge continues to invest and support this growing sector.
Haris Ahmadzai, P.Eng., CEM, CEA
Haris Ahmadzai is a licensed Professional Engineer in the province of Ontario, a Certified Energy Manager, a Certified Energy Auditor, and a graduate of the University of Windsor’s Electrical Engineering program. He joined Enbridge Gas in 2008 and currently leads Enbridge’s Energy Conservation South team, comprised of Energy Solutions Consultants. Focused on the Windsor, Chatham, Leamington, and London regions, he and his team have helped customers reduce their natural gas consumption by identifying, implementing, and integrating efficient technologies, process improvements and supporting construction of advanced greenhouse structures and systems. Haris volunteers for Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO) and currently holds the position of Vice-Chair for the Chatham-Kent PEO Chapter. He is also an active member of the Windsor ASHRAE (The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers) and AEE (Association of Energy Engineers) South Western Chapter.
Tariq Qurashi, BSc. Physical Sciences, BD Specialist, Enbridge Gas
Tariq Qurashi has a 20-year career in Product Support, Technology Sales, and Energy Project Management for the HVACR and industrial control industries. Having developed mass-market energy conservation solutions for retail and commercial buildings, Tariq joined Enbridge in 2013 as an Energy Solutions Consultant on the DSM team.
In 2015 Tariq moved to the Business Development function for transportation at Enbridge Gas. Recently, Tariq has worked with the trucking industry to introduce CNG-Electric Hybrid technology to the Ontario market. In addition, Tariq announced a promising market development initiative with the Ontario Waste Management Association to develop Renewable Natural Gas as an Ontario produced zero-carbon fuel for waste collection and related Class 5-8 transportation applications.