WEBINAR: Energy Efficiency in Arts Facilities

Wednesday, December 2nd, 2015 - 1:00pm

This one-hour webinar will focus on what energy efficiency changes/strategies would be most relevant to the performing arts sector. This webinar would be relevant to any arts facility interested in learning more about how their building operates in terms of energy consumption and what they can do to save on yearly energy costs. We will also discuss the incentives and programs that might be available to non-profit facilities for energy related projects. There will be time for questions and discussion.


Andrea Dwight BASc. P.Eng. CEM CMVP

Principal, BLUE SKY Energy Engineering & Consulting

Andrea is a Licensed Professional Engineer (P.Eng.), Certified Energy Manager (CEM) and Certified Measurement and Verification Professional (CMVP) who earned her Engineering degree (BASc) from the University of Waterloo Ontario.  She has over two decades of broad engineering and management experience achieving breakthrough results in technical, management and consulting roles.  Her expertise is notably in two areas, technical assessments (energy systems, equipment, processes, MT&R) and business planning (policy development, strategic planning and business case development). 

Prior to founding Blue Sky EEC, Andrea owned and led a successful consulting firm that provided energy and manufacturing efficiency services.  Andrea has been involved with a wide variety of energy conservation projects including a high profile Municipal Energy Benchmarking project, the review and development of facility energy models, the development of Corporate Energy Management Plans for Ontario Municipalities as well as many facility Energy Audits.  Andrea’s passion for problem solving is matched only by her interest in helping businesses excel.  

Lindsay MacDonald, Director of Programs, ArtsBuild Ontario

With ArtsBuild since July 2011, Lindsay was jointly hired by ArtsBuild and Municipal Cultural Planning Inc. to develop and delivered nine Municipal Cultural Planning workshops across Ontario and assist in the development of the ArtsBuild Facilities Portal. She was promoted to her new position as ArtsBuild’s Director of Programs in July 2012. Lindsay is responsible for all partnerships and program development at ArtsBuild.

Previous work experience includes roles as Education Manager and Director of the Nepean Museum as well as contract work for Museums of Mississauga. Lindsay received her BA in History from Acadia University and travelled to the University of Leicester in the UK to complete her MA in Museum Studies.


ArtsBuild Ontario is the only organization in Ontario dedicated to realizing long-term solutions for building, managing and financing the sustainable arts facilities needed in Ontario communities.

ArtsBuild provides tools, training and resources that support the development and sustainable creative spaces such as theatres, galleries, concert halls, museums and other arts facilities.

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