May 16, 2016 - With the introduction of Roxul Safe, designers, architects and specifiers will now have access to a new line of board insulation products “specifically engineered and produced as a fire-stopping material for commercial, industrial and residential buildings”, according to Roxul.
May 13, 2016 - Fulham Co. has partnered with Control Network Solutions (CNS) to deliver a smart lighting solution based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) intelligent lighting communications standard. Fulham’s new line of WorkHorse LED programmable dimming DALI drivers are designed to interoperate with CNS’s elitedali smart lighting control and management system.
May 9, 2016 - Greenlite launched its V2.0 LEDX filament series recently at LightFair 2016 in San Diego, Calif., which features the same physical appearance as standard bulbs but boasts a 15,000-hour life and over 85% energy savings, according to the company.
May 5, 2016 - CertainTeed NoiseReducer batts are 3-1/2-in. thick fiber glass batts designed to reduce sound transmission as well as to provide thermal insulation. The company says these batts are “lightweight, flexible and easy to handle and fabricate on the job site and conform to irregular surfaces”.
April 28, 2016 - Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic Group, introduced its DLC Bluetooth fixture controller and sensor at Lightfair International 2016 this week.
April 26, 2016 - Magnum Energy Solutions, a provider of wireless energy management solutions, has introduced the new Magnum Opus node, a fixture-embedded smart lighting system that will be showcased at 2016 Lightfair.
April 25, 2016 - ABB says it is connecting electrical plants to the Internet of Things with Ekip SmartVision to “transform how industry monitors, manages and optimizes its power loads, and boosting energy savings by up to 30%”.
April 22, 2016 - Legrand has added the Wattstopper 0-10V digital room controllers, the LMRC-110 series, to its suite of Digital Lighting Management (DLM) load controllers. These products simplify code mandated multi-level control requirements and integration into intelligent buildings, the company says.
April 11, 2016 - Broan-NuTone, a Nortek Inc. company, has introduced the patent-pending InVent series of fans and fan/lights suited for mid-range ventilation fans.
April 11, 2016 - Phoenix Lighting says its new ReadiLED series in its Snaplight brand can be retrofitted or replace existing linear fluorescent fixtures, “requiring virtually no maintenance and no lamp disposal concerns”.
April 8, 2016 - Standard Products says its new LED Centre Basket luminaires (LRCB series) are a “shallow, recessed architectural luminaire, ideal for commercial office spaces, schools, hospitals and retail spaces.”
April 6, 2016 - There’s a new streetlight on the block thanks to Cree: the RSW. Cree is calling it “the first of a new generation of streetlights that deliver LED savings in a warm colour temperature”.
May 5, 2016 - The Government of Canada says it is taking “tangible steps to protect the environment and improve energy efficiency [...] by undertaking important updates to the Energy Efficiency Regulations”.
February 9, 2016 - A newly published document from ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) gives energy efficiency standard users immediate access to an optional third path for compliance.
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”.
April 19, 2016 - Horizon Utilities Corp. presented a $3.8-million incentive cheque to the City of Hamilton (Ontario) for its recent LED streetlight retrofit program, which is projected to save the city about $800,000 per year in electricity costs.
April 12, 2016 - SaskPower’s Fridge Recycling Program is back for its final year, announced the utility. As in previous years, you can call or book online for a crew to pick up old fridges or freezers to be recycled, for free.
March 21, 2016 - Kingston & Frontenac Housing Corp., a manager of rent-geared-to-income and rent-supplemented housing, and Utilities Kingston were recognized by the Ontario Minister of Energy Bob Chiarelli earlier this month for their efforts to conserve energy through retrofits.
March 15, 2016 - Hydro-Quebec is highlighting the results and efforts of 10 Quebec companies and institutions in energy efficiency, welcoming nine new members into its Energy Savers’ Circle.
February 4, 2016 - More Union Gas customers will be able to get help to make their homes more energy-efficient, thanks to an upgraded program aimed at lowering Ontario’s greenhouse gas emissions.
January 28, 2016 - ENMAX Energy’s new personalized tool is called My Energy IQ and it aims to help Albertans take better control of their energy use and costs. The program, an Alberta first, according to ENMAX, is a “value-added benefit” offered to most ENMAX Energy residential and small business customers.
January 15, 2016 - Ontario’s IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) is launching a stakeholder engagement to consider options for the future role of the peaksaverPLUS Residential DR Program.
January 11, 2016 - NB Power says tens of thousands of New Brunswickers saved money and energy by purchasing nearly 13,000 programmable thermostats last fall as part of the utility’s Smart Habits rebate program. The program offered in-store rebates on energy-efficient products from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30.
January 7, 2016 - PowerStream and Collus PowerStream announced they are bringing Ontario’s first behavioural energy-efficiency program to their Ontario regions as part of the Conservation First Framework. In partnership with Opower, a provider of cloud-based software for the utility industry, PowerStream and Collus say they “will give customers a more personalized experience and more control over their energy use.”
December 17, 2015 - When gold producer New Gold hired a BC Hydro-funded Industrial Energy Manager in 2011 and officially opened New Afton mine 15 km west of Kamloops, B.C. in 2012, it was a chance to work with BC Hydro to pursue the first ISO 50001 certification at a mine in North America.
December 10, 2015 - BC Hydro has added 70 LEDs to its list of retrofit technologies eligible for incentives. The utility has grouped the technologies for quick reference, and posted a full list of the retrofit configurations on the business incentives program page.
December 8, 2015 - PepsiCo Beverages Canada produces some of the most widely recognized brands such as 7UP, Mountain Dew, Mug, Aquafina, Lipton, AMP, SoBe, Starbucks, and of course Pepsi.

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