ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter

ASHRAE Hamilton, February Dinner Meeting, Sustainability: Redefining Success in a Changing World
Please Note: Online Registration is Now Closed
The registration deadline for this event was Feb 10, 2020.
Tuesday, February 11th, 2020
Holiday Inn Burlington Hotel & Conference Centre
3063 South Service Rd
Burlington, ON
L7N 3E9
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Registration Deadline
Monday, February 10th, 2020
Event Description


Sustainability - Redefining Success in a Changing World

Sustainability has emerged in the marketplace as much more than an aspiration. It has become almost a mandatory consideration, especially in building and system design. But sustainability is not a ‘line item’. It can’t be ‘added’ or ‘subtracted’ like an option on a new car. The industry is looking to determine how is it defined? How is it determined? How is it accomplished? How is it measured? And how are engineers to adapt ‘sustainability’ in a changing environment? The program will look at key green building and objectives and how climate change adaptation and resiliency will impact the design and construction decision tree.



E. Mitchell Swann, P.E., MDC Systems

ASHRAE Distinguished Lecturer


Mr. Swann has over 30 years of experience in the areas of engineering design, project management and consulting for a wide array of clients in diverse industries in the USA and abroad. Mr. Swann’s career has included engineering design of HVAC, Piping and Control systems; Project & Department Management, Commissioning, Forensic Engineering & Expert Witness engagements; Dispute Resolution and Project Execution Consulting.  He has worked for clients on commercial, institutional and high-tech\industrial projects.  He has worked in A/E, E\A and Design-Build firms and Construction Management and as liaison between the design and construction team.  

Mr. Swann has authored several articles on several subjects in project execution and professional practice including the “Standard of Care”, Substantial Completion and Project Risk Management.   Mr. Swann is active in several Technical Committees within ASHRAE, including TC 1.7-General Business, Management and Legal Education, TC 2.8-Sustainable Design, TC 7.1 – Integrated Design, TC 7.2 HVAC Design-Build and TC 9.11-Clean Spaces.  
He served as President of the Engineers Club of Philadelphia from 2012 – 2014 and still sits on the Board of Directors.  He is currently a Director on the Board of the Philadelphia Energy Authority where he serves as  Treasurer.  He is also on the PA State  Uniform Construction Code Review and Advisory Council.  In addition to ASHRAE, Mitch is a member of the USGBC, The Delaware Valley GBC, ISPE and the American Bar Association’s (ABA) Construction Forum. He previously was  vice-chair of the ABA’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Section Committee on Construction.
He is a graduate of Drexel University in Philadelphia with a BSME with a concentration in Thermal Fluid Sciences (aka “Energy”)
Contact & Support

Please Note: Electronic attendence certificates for keeping a record of PDHs (Professional Development Hours) will now be provided to all attendees as standard.


For support or inquiries, please contact Mitchell @ or 905-630-5131 during regular business hours. 

All prices in Canadian dollars
Ticket Price
ASHRAE Hamilton Chapter Members
$50 pp

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Non-Members (Guests)
$70 pp
$15 pp, Available transportation for students from both McMaster University and Mohawk College campuses.
Table top presentation
ASHRAE Life Members
6:00pm - 8:30pm
ASHRAE Hamilton February Dinner meeting
Additional Information


6:00 pm Networking (Pay for Drinks at Hotel Bar)

6:30 pm Dinner

7:00 pm Presentation

8:00 pm Q&A

8:30 pm Close-out


Cancellation &
Refund Policy

All sales are final, no refunds.

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