Local government | November 29, 2022
The City of Mississauga is pleased to share that Daniela Paraschiv, Manager of Energy Management and Facilities Maintenance, has received the Save on Energy 2021 Energy Manager of the Year Award from The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) for the second time in her career.
The award recognizes the effort and dedication the City has shown to create a more sustainable and energy-efficient workplace. Paraschiv is the only Energy Manager in Ontario to receive this recognition twice from the IESO, receiving her first award in 2018.
“On behalf of the City, we’re proud of Daniela and extend our congratulations to her,” said Shari Lichterman, Commissioner, Corporate Services and Chief Financial Officer. “Our energy conservation plan calls for a one per cent energy consumption reduction every year and as a team, we have exceeded this target almost every year, and have achieved many successes in moving forward with our plans to deliver on the City’s energy and climate change mandate.”
The City has set energy conservation targets outlined in its Five Year Energy Conservation Plan (2019-2023) and Climate Change Action Plan to achieve a 40 per cent reduction in energy by 2030 and 80 per cent by 2050.
The following achievements formed the basis for Paraschiv receiving the award:
“I’m humbled to receive this award for the second time,” said Daniela Paraschiv. “We all know that climate change is real and that municipalities are, in many ways, at the front lines of combating that change. Energy is the dominant contributor to climate change and energy efficiency is the key to impacting and reducing its effects. It’s rewarding to lead these initiatives in an organization that sets ambitious targets and supports innovative solutions to achieve them.”
The Energy Manager of the Year Awards celebrate Ontario’s most innovative professional energy managers who deliver lasting value to organizations across the province. Save on Energy has held these industry-leading awards since 2017 to recognize the skill and dedication of these individuals and their organizations’ commitment to energy-efficiency best practices.
Paraschiv was presented this award at the IESO Energy Manager Awards Ceremony on November 24, 2022 at The International Centre in Mississauga – watch her video testimonial online.
For more information about the awards, visit SaveOnEnergy.ca/EMAwards.
About the Five Year Energy Conservation Plan (2019-2023)
The City of Mississauga’s Five Year Energy Conservation Plan (2019-2023) provides systematic, data-driven and fact-based processes through a planned list of projects and initiatives, which focus on improving Mississauga’s overall energy performance in corporate buildings.
Daniela Paraschiv (centre) stands with Raj Sheth, Director of Facilities and Property Management, City of Mississauga (left) and representatives from the IESO.
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