MainTrain 2024 Panel: Sustainable Infrastructure Solutions to address the Climate Crisis

You can’t turn the TV or radio on for more than 30 minutes, without hearing something about climate change, usually bad news.  Let’s talk about good news!  What are some of the things happening within Canada, and Atlantic Canada, that we can feel positive about! Specifically, around buildings.  What are the main challenges and how are they being solved?


Anne Lombardi, P. Eng, Vice President, Integral Energy PerformanceProfessional engineer dedicated to sustainable design and environmental stewardship.






Chris Ballard, CEO, Passive House Canada
Chris Ballard has a history of supporting environmental and restorative building and development practices, currently as CEO of Passive House Canada. He has been Ontario’s Minister of Environment and Climate Change implementing the government’s plan for a clean environment and a sustainable economy. He also served as the Minister of Housing and the Minister responsible for Ontario's Poverty Reduction Strategy, and as a Member of the Ontario Treasury Board during the Wynne government. Chris has served as a municipal councillor in his hometown of Aurora, Ontario. Before politics, Chris ran a national public affairs company focused on business development. Chris is volunteer president of the Consumers Council of Canada, a consumer policy think tank. His leadership in journalism, communications and public affairs includes terms as President of the Public Affairs Association of Canada.


Martha Myers, Owner / Operator, Martha Myers Consulting Services
Martha Myers graduated as a mechanical engineer from the Technical University of Nova Scotia in 1988. She has more than 30 years’ experience in the petrochemical, chemical, and energy industries, working in Alberta, New Brunswick, and B.C. Since 1997, she has focused on M&R processes, working in various roles to improve the value of physical assets and using strategies for excellence in maintenance management. She started her own consulting company, MaRTHA Myers Consulting Services. Recognizing that there were few opportunities in Nova Scotia for those who had also been bitten by the “reliability bug,” Martha spearheaded the newest PEMAC Chapter, where she serves as president. She received her Asset Management Professional certification in January 2020.



September 24th, 2024 from  3:20 PM to  4:20 PM