February 4, 2016 - Lutron Electronics has issued a recall involving custom-ordered, made-to-measure Serena and Sivoia QS Triathlon roller shades with the following model numbers:
February 2, 2016 - Researchers are developing a new method of cooling in which heat and cold are transferred using ‘muscles’ made from a ‘shape memory alloy’, with the aim of achieving a cooling process that does not require climatically harmful refrigerants, and should consume less energy than current technologies.
February 2, 2016 - 50 years ago, 3M designed a window film that, it says, continues to deliver “outstanding sun control, unparalleled comfort and UV protection”. Today, the company provides window films encompassing everything from sun control to safety and security.
February 2, 2016 - With the Stellina Linear LED, Amerlux says it “takes your light source out of the traditional straight-line format and into an arched realm of new design possibilities”.
January 28, 2016 - Johnson Controls says it is enhancing its HFC product lines to be fully compatible with the non-flammable, low-GWP (global warming potential) refrigerant—Opteon XP10 (R-513A). The company says the York centrifugal and screw chillers ranging from 125 to 6000 tons (440 to 21,100 kW) are now compatible with R-513A.
January 27, 2016 - Royal Philips says it has advanced the dimmable LED bulb beyond just dimming, to become a “mood-enhancing” light bulb that changes colour. New Philips LED WarmGlow progresses from a warm yellow, white light—similar to an incandescent light bulb, Philips says—to a warmer reddish, white light that’s similar to a sunset.
January 26, 2016 - Back in March 2014, we told you about a new method for assessing the individual thermal comfort experienced by different user groups which is intended as part of continually improving the energy efficiency of existing and new construction. Now its developers are seeking partners to commercialize the IoT solution.
January 21, 2016 - A new type of smart window developed by University College London (UCL) with support from the U.K.’s Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) could cut window-cleaning costs in tall buildings while reducing heating bills.
January 21, 2016 - The ML1, ML2 modulinear luminaires are a new family from Jesco Lighting Group of aimable, dimmable recessed ceiling fixtures, with one to four LED modules. ML1 incorporates a single 20W high-output, two-step MacAdam COB (chip-on-board) LED, Jesco says, and ML2 has a single 15W COB. Both models offer a range of narrow, medium and wide beam angles.
January 21, 2016 - Banvil2000 has released its new LED high-bay fixtures, manufactured in Korea with the Seoul semi conductor chip.
January 19, 2016 - Hubbell Lighting has announced a 20% lighting output improvement for two of its LEDs: Beacon Products’ Viper and Spaulding Lighting’s Cimarron.
January 18, 2016 - Spaulding Lighting says its new Arceos ARA3 “features the latest LED technology, thermal management and controls”, and is ideal for large area/site lighting applications such as large parking lots, auto dealerships, transportation/port facilities, and retail/mall parking lots.
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”.
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.
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.
November 12, 2015 - Hydro Ottawa left its United Way fundraising goal in the dust, raising a record $281,485 for its 2015 workplace campaign.
October 23, 2015 - Thousands of small, independent businesses across the province, from family restaurants to small retail shops, are expected to participate in Manitoba Hydro’s new Power Smart Shops Program, aimed at lowering energy and water bills, according to Jobs and Economy Minister Kevin Chief.
October 23, 2015 - Horizon Utilities says it has delivered $7,500,000 in energy efficient home improvements to Hamilton, Ont. homeowners and tenants through its ongoing Home Assistance program.
October 13, 2015 - Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has announced the transition of incentive programs to local distribution companies (LDCs). How will this transition affect industrial and commercial companies?

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