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SWITCH Open Meeting: Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) from Federal Government facilities - A Nation-wide Study

  • 03 Dec 2021
  • 8:00 AM - 9:30 AM
  • Zoom

SWITCH Open Meeting - December 2021
Dr. E. Maria Skordaki:

Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions (GHG) from Federal Government facilities - A Nation-wide Study

When: December 3rd, 2021 | 8:00am
Where: ZoomFREE Event!

Effective action in energy management with a view to reducing GHG emissions is critical as the effects of climate change are becoming increasingly evident in Canada and internationally. Ongoing efforts have been made within the Federal Government and Department of National Defense (DND) in order to best mitigate GHG emissions on a base and achieve the current DND regulations’ mandated goals. With over 120 locations in Canada and 20,000 buildings, there is a significant opportunity for DND to investigate energy usage and reduce GHG emissions nationwide.
The Royal Military College (RMC) Green Team, has conducted greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions studies to support planning authorities in developing sustainable strategies and energy planning practices that aim to minimize GHG emissions by Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) infrastructures. The purpose of this presentation is to share our Team’s understanding of the current practices regarding GHG emissions, data capture and data recording for achieving further reductions in support of The Government of Canada's greening strategy.

Background on Dr. E. Maria Skordaki

Dr. Efrosyni-Maria Skordaki is the Director (Water/Environment) of the RMC Green Team at the Royal Military College of Canada and an Adjunct Assistant Professor at the School of Environmental Studies at Queen’s University.

​An alumna of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens in Greece, Queen’s University, Trent University and Athabasca University in Canada, Dr. Maria Skordaki has conducted research at the Royal Military College of Canada for over 15 years. She has also worked in the industry as a geochemist, in Canada and internationally.

As the Director (Water/Environment) of the RMC Green Team at the Royal Military College of Canada, Dr. Skordaki has led Canada-wide programs, including the Arctic region, regarding soil and water quality on military installations and specifically on training ranges, landfills, firing ranges, water/wastewater treatment facilities, storm water collection systems and monitoring wells. She has also spearheaded energy-related programs with respect to military activities and energy consumption. Dr. Skordaki and her team routinely conduct environmental field data collection and analysis, and has an expertise on the use of qualitative research in the interpretation of environmental risks. An active member of the Canadian Geotechnical Society of Canada (CGS) and the Chair of the CGS Section in Kingston ON, Dr. Maria Skordaki has a special interest in military geosciences and is keen in supporting research collaborations between Canada and Greece.

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