Energy Leaders Consortium

Are you looking to bring down your energy use and expenses?

ELC participants and guests touring the new TRCA Head Office
ELC participants touring the new TRCA Head Office.

PPG’s flagship energy performance program, the Energy Leaders Consortium, brings together a dynamic network of energy professionals to share best practices and support collective action on energy projects.

Members benefit from a collaborative environment where they can learn about new technologies, share innovative approaches, troubleshoot project challenges, and identify strategies to enhance their energy efficiency.

Join the Energy Leaders Consortium and become a part of the network of like-minded energy professionals who are driving energy performance in their organizations and demonstrating leadership across the GTA. Through sharing knowledge and experiences, members help drive down costs and GHG emissions by:

  • Learning from each other’s energy projects
  • Sharing resources and expertise on best practices, innovative technologies, and funding opportunities
  • Strategizing solutions to common challenges through collective projects
  • Identifying opportunities for continuous improvement

Since its establishment in 2008, Partners in Project Green has been facilitating consortiums and offering programs that have measurably benefitted the business community.

Metrics

Between 2013-2023, PPG’s Energy Leaders Consortium members have:

  • Implemented 644 projects
  • Saved 352.2 eGWH of energy
  • Saved 1.75 billion litres of water
  • Saved $40.9 million in utility costs
  • Reduced GHG emissions by 43,777 tonnes

Value for your organization

  • Save time and costs through access to trusted resources and facilitated action
  • Hands-on learning on energy management best practices
  • Expand your network and enhance your sustainability profile
  • Access GTA-focused resources and presentations that highlight relatable case studies and project opportunities

PPG proactively canvasses the members to understand what their area of interests are as well as the challenges they are facing. They use this information to develop content for the program, which means featured topics are always relevant to what members are interested in. Material is presented and delivered in a variety of formats and includes onsite tours and visits for a hands-on experience which also provides networking opportunities to connect with other members.

“I have been a member with PPG for 4 years and each year I have benefited from being a part of the group. I would highly recommend this experience for anyone who is looking to learn, build coalitions and think outside the box to tackle their GHG emissions and achieve their net-zero goals.”

Katelyn, Unity Health Toronto

We have been a member of the Energy Leaders Consortium for over 10 years.  We have consistently found the peer-to-peer exchange of ideas has been instrumental in helping our organization. The ELC is a forum for all of us to identify opportunities, source solutions and implement sound energy management based upon the successes, failure learnings and ongoing projects of peer members in a collaborative forum. 

As a group member I have quickly learned that someone has already tried an idea or practice and they give honest truth to experience feedback, as together we are a large library of experience.  The ELC arranges for relevant industry suppliers to give solid presentations on solution areas where we need additional expertise.”

Darren, FGF Brands

ELC Members 2024

Our Yearly Format

  • Four virtual expert presentations on new technologies, management processes, and regulatory policies
  • Four virtual member roundtables to share project updates and identify opportunities for collective action
  • Four half-day, in-person sessions, each hosted by a different member organization, including:
    • Facility walk-throughs to observe best practices and conservation opportunities
    • Member presentations on evaluating, selling, and implementing energy
    • Group discussions on strategize solutions to mutual challenges

Photos from Past ELC Sessions

Interested in learning more about the Energy Leaders Consortium? Contact Matt Brunette, Program Manager, Energy Performance at matt.brunette@trca.ca