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WHAT: REEP House for Sustainable Living - 20 Mill Street, Kitchener, ON, N2G 2Y3

WHEN: Thursday, June 29, 2017 -  6:00pm to 8:00 pm

WHO: Event is open to P.Eng and EIT only (no guests)

REEP House has been renovated to showcase energy and water innovations that any home can adopt. Deep retrofits have reduced energy used for space heating and water heating by 86%, reduced costs by 85%, and cut carbon emissions by 54%. You will find working demonstrations of household energy-efficient and water management technologies. Also, see how reclaimed materials and natural landscaping can create unique design features in and outside of the home.

As you walk around REEP House, you will have the chance to put your hands inside walls, analyse the competing data and quality of installed products, learn about the REEP House retrofit design strategy and ask plenty of questions. REEP House is all about helping you find solutions for improving your own home or building.

We explore the significance of insulating and sealing the envelope, look at options for improving the quality of your home's heat and water use, and have a free-flowing discussion of some things we learned during the retrofitting process.

The event will include a full tour of REEP House and its many features, including:

  • Water Management (outdoor) – including discussion of municipal stormwater credits
  • Wise Water Use (indoor)
  • Water Heating
  • Heating, Ventilation & Air Conditioning
  • Insulation, Draft-proofing, Windows, and Doors
  • Lighting and Appliances
  • Green Materials and Heritage

Registration is free, however spaces are limited.

Registration Cut-off is June 22, 2017

To register click here.

UPDATED: REDUCED PRICING!

 

Funded by Status of Women Canada, OSPE’s pilot mentorship program to support female engineering graduates has organized a Making Connections event.  

Whether you’re a student, recent graduate or a Professional Engineer, this event offers a dynamic day of networking, where you’ll have the opportunity to delve into your choice of workshops about “Difficult Conversations” and the “Imposter Authority”. Please come curious, open and ready to contribute to this emerging community!

Date: Saturday, May 27th, 2017 (Inn of Waterloo and Conference Center - 475 King St. N, Waterloo, ON)

Time: 9:00am – 3:30pm

Fee: Tickets are $15 for members and $25 for non-members. UPDATED: REDUCED PRICING!!!

*Are you a full-time engineering student? Take advantage of your free OSPE student membership for discounted rates.

For more information see the PDF Flyer HERE 

 Waterloo Registration Link: REGISTER HERE

Contributing Partners: Ontario Network of Women in Engineering (ONWiE), Professional Engineers Ontario (PEO), PEO York Chapter and PEO Grand River Chapter,  The Canadian Centre for Women in Science, Engineering, Trades and Technology (WinSETT).  

This project has been funded by Status of Women Canada.

Dream Big 2017 Photo

By Jonathan Velasco

The PEO Grand River Chapter, in cooperation with volunteers from the Civil, Environmental and Geological Engineering Society (CEGES) of the University of Waterloo hosted the screening of an engineering movie called Dream Big on April 15, 2017 at the Landmark Cinemas, Kitchener.

From the Great Wall of China and the world’s tallest buildings, to underwater robots, solar cars and smart, sustainable cities, Dream Big celebrates the human ingenuity behind engineering marvels big and small, and reveals the heart that drives engineers to create better lives for people around the world. This film was produced by MacGillivray Freeman in partnership with ASCE and presented by Bechtel Corporation.

The screening was attended by chapter members and their K-12 children.  A special thank you to parents for bringing their children to this event. Volunteers engaged the children with the button maker, and of course, encouraged them to consider a career in engineering.

The film was brilliantly made, with lots of attention to details in its production.  The Imax 3D and the digital sound made it so entertaining, engaging and inspiring, not just to the children, but even to us parents. There are heart-warming and tear jerking portions of the movie that will make you feel proud to be an engineer.

This event is by far the best and most vivid way to promote engineering to the youth.  We highly encourage other engineering groups to do the same.

 

 

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