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WHEN ORFA DEVELOPED ITS ORIGINAL ENERGY CHAMPION PROGRAM, TRUMAN HELPED TO IMPLEMENT IT BY PROMOTING IT IN A SPECIAL ENERGY SECTION OF FACILITY FORUM. The book outlines some of Truman's activities with ORFA in the years he was associated with the organization. He was one of the organizers of an ORFA-sponsored major meeting of interest groups in energy. When ORFA developed its original Energy Champion program, Truman helped to implement it by promoting it in a special energy section of Facility Forum. In his memoirs, Truman puts ORFA's pioneering role into the context of Ontario energy policy. Prior to becoming an energy consultant in the municipal sector, he was speech writer for the minister of energy and provincial Director of Emergency Information during the commissioning of Darlington Generating Station. Later, he became Director of Project Development for the company that built the world's largest solar farm in Sarnia. The memoir, titled Polar Bears and Other Scares: Adventures of a freelance writer, covers Truman's 40-year career that began 817644_Maglin.indd 1 as an adventure sports reporter for the Globe and Mail, then as a writer-photographer for a geographic magazine, a consultant on natural resources, and a crisis communicator working on terrorism and nuclear accidents, and it ends with him living through the horrors he had written about when working on heart problems and stroke. He recalls his years with ORFA as one of the more scare-free times of his career. He had enjoyable visits with recreation facility managers all over the province. He found them to be innovative people who had been forced into energy management by rising costs and municipal budgets that always seemed to be shrinking. Energy was one of the few costs they could manage, and they tackled it with enthusiasm. They were on the leading edge of implementing building automation systems, always on the lookout for the next development that would help them manage their buildings more efficiently. ORFA energy champions had the support of the provincial government. When Truman visited Thunder Bay, the Minister of Energy took half a day to give him a personal tour of recreation facilities. Truman's write-ups in Facility Forum were designed to draw the attention of municipal politicians and the local community to the important work being done by facility managers. Truman stayed with ORFA until 1995, when provincial support for the energy program was cut after a change in government. Polar Bears and Other Scares is available in bookstores and online in hardcover, softcover and e-book editions. ■ FACILITY FORUM | 39 12/08/16 1:31 am http://www.maglin.com

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Facility Forum - Fall 2016

Industry Watch
Home Run Baseball Hits a Pedestrian
All Granites are Not the Same
Technically Speaking
Risk Management – City Found Not Liable in Skating Injury
Winterizing Pools
Member Profile – Ross Rankin, RA Centre, Ottawa
Use of Medical Marijuana at Work Poses Challenges for Employers
Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Radon - Bill 11 Updates
ORFA’s Original Energy Consultant Writes Memoirs
The Difference between Residential and Commercial Gas Detectors
Energy Champion – Beyond Measurement
Index of Advertisers
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Industry Watch
Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Home Run Baseball Hits a Pedestrian
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - All Granites are Not the Same
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Technically Speaking
Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Risk Management – City Found Not Liable in Skating Injury
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Winterizing Pools
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Member Profile – Ross Rankin, RA Centre, Ottawa
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Use of Medical Marijuana at Work Poses Challenges for Employers
Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Health & Safety (PSHSA) – Radon - Bill 11 Updates
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - ORFA’s Original Energy Consultant Writes Memoirs
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - The Difference between Residential and Commercial Gas Detectors
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Energy Champion – Beyond Measurement
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Facility Forum - Fall 2016 - Index of Advertisers
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