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July 30, 2015 - Hubbell Building Automation has launched an intelligent lighting control that it says simplifies installation with auto-configuration. The NX room controller “provides energy-code compliance right out of the box”, Hubbell says.
July 29, 2015 - WattStopper has introduced its Wireless Receptacle Controls (WRC) series. Extending occupancy-based lighting control to plug loads, the WRC line of products helps lighting control professionals meet new ASHRAE 90.1 requirements to switch off selected receptacles. According to WattStopper, the solution also minimizes costs for retrofits and new construction as it utilizes RF technology and works with existing line voltage wiring.
July 29, 2015 - Intermatic Inc. has introduced its ET Basic+ Series of electronic controls. The series offers automated control of interior and exterior lighting, bell ringing, water features, signage and other load consuming equipment, and was designed to meet the needs of schools, small hotels, retail stores, restaurants and small offices.
July 29, 2015 - MaxLite has added to its portfolio of architectural-grade linear fixtures with the L-Form, a slender LED luminaire for narrow suspended or surface mounted interior applications.
July 29, 2015 - With a 180-degree articulating lens and 5.7 in. touchscreen, the new Fluke TiX560 and TiX520 infrared cameras allow thermographers to navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images.
July 24, 2015 - Global Tech LED has launched new Solstice mini LEDs, AC screw-in, 50W, PAR38 recessed ceiling-retrofit lamps.  
July 23, 2015 - FLIR Systems has revealed its new FLIR MR160 imaging moisture meter for contractors, plumbers, roofers, energy efficiency experts, building inspectors, and moisture remediation professionals.
July 23, 2015 - ConTech Lighting has released its new 2-in. adjustable LED recessed downlight, known as the R2A series.
July 22, 2015 - MaxLite has added to its portfolio of LED vapour-tight and utility wrap fixtures with models that operate at 347 volts AC .
July 22, 2015 - Blue Line Innovations is now offering EnergyCloud, a web-based energy portal and mobile app. This is the latest offering for users of the PowerCost monitor to understand their electricity usage through a platform that collects electricity readings from connected homes via the PowerCost Wi-Fi Bridge device.
July 21, 2015 - LEDtronics Inc. has announced its latest series of UL-Listed, dimmable, chip-on-board (COB) LED recessed ceiling downlight retrofit kits. They directly replace 100 to 250-watt old-technology CFL, halogen and metal-halide downlights while using only 21, 25, 41 or 42 watts—a reduction of energy consumption of up to 75%, LEDtronics claims.
July 21, 2015 - UL has announced the launch of its new testing services for the building envelope—the thermal, weather and air barriers separating building interiors from the outdoor environment. UL says it is now offering curtain wall mock-up testing and field testing capabilities.
June 30, 2015 - The American National Standard Practice for Office Lighting (RP-1-12) is now available in both French and Spanish, announced the Illuminating Engineering Society of North America (IES).
June 12, 2015 - New chapters on smart building systems and moisture management in buildings are included in the 2015 ASHRAE handbook—HVAC Applications.
May 14, 2015 - The Manitoba government has approved changes to the Building Code, claiming it will result in new homes being nearly 20% more energy efficient.
April 15, 2015 - The recent update to the B.C. Building Code included a variety of changes aimed at improving the comfort and efficiency of new homes in the province. And it's also causing a bit of apprehension.
March 12, 2015 – An Energy Star score could be coming to a supermarket near you.
February 25, 2015 - ASHRAE and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) have released a newly revised standard to provide “greater guidance and a more comprehensive approach to retrofit of existing buildings for increased energy efficiency.”
February 20, 2015 - A proposed standard from global society ASHRAE providing requirements for energy use in data centers is now open for public input.
January 9, 2015 - The Yukon government has accepted recommendations made by an advisory committee for the application of new, national energy efficiency standards in the territory.
November 25, 2014 - To help support better building practices—including improved energy efficiency in homes—British Columbia’s Rich Coleman, minister responsible for housing, announced four updates to the BC Building Code today.
November 3, 2014 - When it comes to energy, ASHRAE says the residential sector consumes 21% of all the primary energy used by the U.S. and 54% of all energy used by buildings, which explains why ASHRAE announced it is “exploring its role in residential, looking at how it can contribute most effectively to the improvement of the performance of residential buildings”.
September 16, 2014 - A new guide published by the Global Superior Energy Performance (GSEP) Energy Management Working Group—“Measurement & Verification Process for Calculation and Reporting on Energy and Demand Performance—aims to help organizations assess the impacts of energy efficiency projects.
July 23, 2014 - The International Standards Organization (ISO) says a number of companies and organizations have already integrated an energy management system to reduce consumption. Now they can take this exercise a step further with ISO 50002:2014, an international standard on energy audit.
July 29, 2015 - Manitoba Hydro’s says its Power Smart Refrigerator Retirement Program recently saw the 30,000th refrigerator head for retirement and recycling with the collection of a 17-cubic ft Viking refrigerator from Art and Helen Metz of Winnipeg.
July 28, 2015 - Hydro Ottawa says it is empowering residential customers to conserve energy on hot summer days with its latest initiative that uses gamification techniques. The company says it’s the first of its kind in Canada.
July 23, 2015 - Efficiency Nova Scotia is on the lookout for a service provider for its Holiday Light Exchange events. Each year, the organization conducts the events, which focus on community outreach and education on how to use energy better. Two sets of old, incandescent holiday lights are exchanged for one set of LED holiday lights during these exchanges.
July 23, 2015 - Three British Columbia communities in the West Kootenay region will be taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint after a $168,000 investment from the Columbia Basin Trust and FortisBC.
July 22, 2015 - NB Power says New Brunswickers saved money and energy by purchasing nearly 140,000 energy efficient LED bulbs and low-flow showerheads this spring as part of the Smart Habits rebate program, which offered in-store savings on energy efficient products from April 1 to 30, 2015.
July 9, 2015 - PowerStream says it has launched a new pilot, featuring advanced energy management technology, to a limited number of residential customers living in the utility’s service territory around Toronto and central Ontario.
July 6, 2015 - Andrew Swan has nothing but good things to say since he upgraded insulation in his Oak Bay bungalow in Victoria, B.C.
July 6, 2015 - Starting this month, Toronto Hydro has introduced the Ontario Ministry of Energy’s “refreshed” Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) programs.
June 29, 2015 - Efficiency Nova Scotia says it is hitting the road again, supporting community events, festivals and regional exhibitions across the province on its annual summer tour.
June 25, 2015 - NB Power says it is encouraging customers to save energy through a new program that will help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient.
June 24, 2015 - Horizon Utilities Corp. says its work with National Steel Car (the only producer of railroad cars in Canada, according to the company) for greater efficiencies has paid off; the company has saved an estimated 2,192,400 kWh per year through a $247,000 saveONenergy retrofit incentive.
June 17, 2015 - In today’s digital world of connected devices, energy consumers are nearly twice as likely to trust their energy providers to safeguard their personal data than to advise them on energy consumption, according to new research by Accenture.

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