July 29, 2016 - Terralux’s SR308 and SR312 series products are LED upgrades for use in commercial wall sconces.
July 26, 2016 - HessAmerica’s Avangardo 2 is three LED wall luminaires and companion bollards for exterior and interior settings.
July 25, 2016 - Organic Lighting’s Marker lights are in-ground/accent LEDs, either round or square, and contain white or RGB liniLED strips, encapsulated in cast polyurethane resin.
July 20, 2016 - Columbia Lighting has launched a LED version of its Zero Plenum troffer for restricted plenum spaces: the LZPT.
July 19, 2016 - Acuity Brands’ Olessence luminaire by Peerless is a new architectural linear suspended lighting solution, balancing OLED and LED technologies, for commercial and professional office spaces.
July 18, 2016 - Pfister is upgrading select versions of current faucet families with high efficiency models this summer.
July 15, 2016 - Retailers, commercial facilities, manufacturing plants and virtually any large, open industrial facilities face unique environmental control challenges. During cold winter months, their inhabitants often shiver at floor level while heated air rises into the rafters. Conversely, balmy summer days can lead to a lot of uncomfortably hot and sticky people.
July 13, 2016 - Developed in its Building Automation & HVAC Centre in Montreal, Schneider Electric just announced its Wiser Air Wi-Fi smart thermostat—featuring the new Eco IQ self-learning feature—is now available across Canada.
July 11, 2016 - Prescolite has added two new trims to its 5-in. LiteBox surface-mount line (LBSQ5LEDA-square, LBS5LEDA DG-drop glass).
July 5, 2016 - Hubbell Outdoor Lighting is calling its new mini decorative LED bullet the MBUL.
July 4, 2016 - HyLite LED Lighting says its plug-in LED lamp for down lighting applications, the VL, delivers 116 lumens per watt with a 120-degree beam angle. At 12W, the VL replaces up to a 42W CFL, reducing energy consumption by up to 71%, according to HyLite.
June 30, 2016 - Jesco’s new L516-S, L516-M and L516-L have 3-Step MacAdam COB LED track luminaires and are available for single- and two-circuit H, L and J track.
July 12, 2016 - About 600 changes were introduced in the 2015 editions of the National Model Construction Codes, now known as Codes Canada.
July 11, 2016 - Ontario’s new Climate Change Action Plan promises to ensure proceeds from the province’s recently finalized cap-and-trade program are invested “in a transparent and accountable way” back into projects that will help households and businesses save on their energy costs while reducing greenhouse gas pollution.
June 15, 2016 - It was five years ago ISO 50001 (Energy Management Systems – requirements with guidance for use, specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system) was first published. The standard helps organizations improve energy performance and reducing energy costs.
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.
July 11, 2016 - A new paper entitled “Transforming Energy Management in Canada” aims to “[elevate] the capture, comprehension and usefulness of utility billing data for all Canadian customers”.
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.

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