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Resilient World Institute

The world of energy is evolving at an ever-accelerating pace as new energy production and utilization technologies emerge, new practices are adopted, and new standards are developed and applied.

In terms of energy utilization, new technologies are emerging which dramatically reduce the consumption of both electrical power and carbon-based fuels. These energy conservation technologies reduce power and fuel consumption, often reduce operating costs and extend equipment lifetimes and can dramatically reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) consumption offering further environmental benefits.

Even greater changes are taking place in the realm of renewable energy production where new technologies are constantly being developed to harvest embedded energy from the sunlight, wind, water, the ground and even from basic molecular structures.

The goal of the Resilient World Institute’s School of Energy is to teach our students about some of the most important and relevant energy topics for their professional practices and careers through a diverse and growing portfolio of courses focused on important issues relevant to Canadian energy professionals.

Each program is designed to deliver expert advice to energy which can be applied immediately by our students to their professional practices. Our academic focus is on the application of recognized technologies, standards and application to current energy challenges and demands. All of our courses will be led by veteran professionals with extensive experience in applying the material which they will present to our valued students.

Our current curriculum focuses on new energy requirements under the Ontario Building Code, the Toronto Green Standard, CMHC and ENERGY STAR® for buildings. We also offer intensive training course for energy modeling including using the important eQuest energy modeling system. In addition which offer training to qualify as Certified Energy Advisor.

We look forward to the opportunity to serve you and to support your professional development.

Leon Wasser, MBA, P.Eng.
Director, School of Energy
Resilient World Institute
Cell: (416) 473-4614

Leon Wasser Interviewed by Now Magazine About Indoor Gardening

Leon Wasser was interviewed by Now magazine for an article about indoor gardening which part says:

“While HiGarden’s ambitions include working with schools, long-term-care facilities and northern Canadian food deserts, the company is also conscious of growing consumer demand.

“Younger people in condos don’t have easy access to green space,” says Wasser. “This is something that could be transformative – bringing a [garden] oasis into your home can be really beneficial, health-wise.”

So far, most home-sized systems are best suited for microgreens, leafy greens, small vegetables, peas, beans and herbs.”

The full article appears here:

Wasser Resources Exhibits HiGarden at CNE


Wasser Resources is proud to present the HiGarden Inc. VIGA™ Vertical Indoor Aquaponic System at the CNE both at the Innovation Garage (Aug. 18-20) and at The Farm Buildingv(Aug. 18 – Sept. 4).

Please visit the HiGarden website, or by mail or by phone @ (416) 473-4614.

HiGarden VIGA™ Vertical Indoor Gardening & Aquaponics @ CNE Farm Building

HiGarden Living Green Moss Wall and Progenesis Bowl at CNE Farm Building

HiGarden VIGA™ Vertical Indoor Gardening & Aquaponics @ CNE Innovation Garage in the Enercare Building

Wasser Resources Participates in PDAC2017

March 5-8, 2017: Wasser Resources Inc. actively participated in the 2017 annual Toronto conference of the Prospectors and Developers Association of Canada (PDAC), the world’s largest international gathering for the mining sector.

A major focus for Wasser Resources Inc. at this event was the further development of relationships with Canada’s northern indigenous communities, government agencies and the mining sector to explore opportunities to implement large scale renewable energy solutions in remote locations.

Traditionally, remote areas of Canada have used highly polluting and difficult to service diesel generators. Wasser Resources now offers a complete portfolio of innovative renewable energy solutions which can provide both electrical power and heat for even the most difficult to serve communities and facilities.

During PDAC, Wasser Resources expanded its long-standing partnership with Enshift Energy Inc. to include two new partners – the developer of the most advanced large scale hydro fuel cells on the market and a innovative funder of large scale infrastructure projects.

HCI Energy has developed nique containerized hydrogen fuel cells for remote facilities. A key model for the mining industry is shipped completed in a standard twenty foot freight container. This model generates 1.5 megawatt of power while producing 3,000 US gallons of purified water and medical grade oxygen. Other units are available contained in ten foot and 40 foot containers.

Ignite Infrastructure Funding Association Inc., is a totally innovative a new funding not-for-profit agency to the broad public sector for major infrastructure investment projects. Ignite was established to fund major capital projects, especially deferred maintenance projects, for the MUSH sector – comprising Municipalities, Universities, Schools and Hospitals. Nowhere in Canada’s broad public sector is maintenance renewal and upgrading more urgent than in in Indigenous communities across the country. Ignite will be funding all types of infrastructure renewal projects, but a special focus will be applied to energy, water and facilities, where the needs are greatest and the opportunities for major quality of life improvements are also significant.

In conjunction with these developments, Wasser resources is offering a broad array of other renewable energy technologies including:

DUKE Heights BIA Hosts OSEA Powering Prosperity Gala, February 2, 2017

DUKE Heights BIA Hosts

OSEA Powering Prosperity Gala, February 2, 2017

Celebrate Ontario’s dynamic and critically important green energy sector with Ontario Sustainable Energy Association Ontario at their most important annual networking and fundraising event, the Powering Prosperity Awards Gala.

Powering Prosperity takes place 6:30 PM, on Thursday, February 2, 2017, at the Montecassino Hotel and Event Centre, 3710 Chesswood Dr., Downsview, Ontario (at Sheppard Ave.)

For moreinformation about this prestigious event please click here.

This February DUKE Heights BIA will be hosting “Powering Prosperity in DUKE Heights” in conjunction with The Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). This will be a networking event held for the business members of DUKE Heights. We will be serving appetizers and beverages while our members are able to meet organizations from the sustainable energy sector who work to make more efficient and cost effective long term energy solutions for businesses. Be sure to register below more details to follow in the coming weeks.

When: February 2nd, 2017, 4:00 PM – 6:30 PM

Where: Montecassino Hotel and Events Centre

More Info: Leon Wasser, MBA, P.Eng., Sustainability Consultant, DUKE Heights BIA

Contact: Email or Phone (416) 473-4614


Powering Prosperity in DUKE Heights



DUKE Heights BIA Hosts OSEA Green Energy Open Doors 2016 Launch



OSEA Logo With Full Name



DUKE Heights BIA Sustainability Office proudly hosts the opening breakfast of the 5th Annual Green Energy Doors Open ’16 presented by the Ontario Sustainable Energy Association (OSEA). This event showcases Ontario’s sustainable renewable energy sector which includes solar photo-voltaic power, solar thermal energy, geothermal energy, wind power, biomass energy and energy from waste. The renewable energy sector is just one of the growing green business sectors of DUKE Heights BIA. Please visit us and each of the following DUKE Heights BIA green energy sector members on to learn about their products and services

Time: Friday, Sept. 9, 8:00 am – 10:00 am

Location: DUKE Heights BIA Office, 1120 Finch Avenue West, Suite 205, Toronto, ON, M3J 3H7

RSVP; Leon Wasser, MBA, P.Eng., Sustainability Consultant, DUKE Heights BIA,



Dascan Ground Heat Energy Services

Engineers, designers and suppliers of geothermal energy system

300 Wildcat Road, Toronto, ON, M3J 2N5, (416) 860-6722;

Oya Solar Inc. 

Designers and suppliers of solar photovoltaic systems
11 Kodiak Crescent, Toronto, ON, M3J 3G5; (416)

Polar Racking

Designers and manufacturers of racking for solar photovoltaic panel systems

11 Kodiak Cr., Toronto, ON, M3J 3E5; (416) 860-6722;



The following DUKE Heights BIA members support this initiative but won’t be receiving visits from the public for this event:  


Kinetic Solar Racking

Designers and manufacturers of solar photovoltaic panel racking systems

65 Martin Ross Ave. # 1, Toronto, ON, M3J 2L6; (416) 665-3755




SolarWall Conserval Engineering Inc.

Inventers and manufacturers and suppliers of a unique solar thermal energy technology

200 Wildcat Road, Toronto, ON, M3J 2N5; (416) 661-7057;


Tridel Group

Canada’s leading green condominium developers and managers

4800 Dufferin St., Toronto, ON, M3H 5S9; (416)

The following energy utilities support renewable energy: 




New Technologies for 2017

Wasser Resources Inc. is pleased to announce the introduction of many new technologies for 2017 including:

Sleeve Sentry: Low tech removable covers for existing window air conditioners, which are common among apartment buildings proven to reduce winter heat loss and increase unit comfort. An easy and practical way to conserve energy and reduce your carbon footprint and Greenhouse Gas (GHG) emissions.