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February 23, 2017 - Building on the Lighting for Tomorrow Award-winning Landscape LED Accent, WAC Landscape Lighting has unveiled the Landscape Mini Accent.
February 14, 2017 - Panasonic Appliances Air-Conditioning North America has introduced the latest entry in the ECOi EX series: the 460V unit, designed for commercial use.
February 14, 2017 - Douglas Lighting Controls, a member of the Panasonic family of companies, has introduced a complete, stand-alone wireless system to control lights in a variety of commercial applications using Bluetooth wireless technology.
February 2, 2017 - Dialight has developed a new integration connecting its smart LED lighting system to Tridium’s Niagara Framework.
February 1, 2017 - Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has a new line of tankless gas condensing water heaters: the Greentherm 9000 series, which offers nine models for high-efficiency domestic hot water in residential or commercial applications.
January 25, 2017 - “The way we light spaces, particularly offices and commercial spaces, hasn’t changed for about 30 years,” noted Jake Dyson when we spoke with him back in the fall (2016).
January 20, 2017 - The Lighting Controls Association (LCA) has published a basic guide to applying lighting controls to open office spaces.
January 18, 2017 - Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has announced a new line of high-efficiency Climate 5000 ductless minisplit heat pump systems, ideal for residential heating and cooling up to 48,000 Btuh and available for single-zone or multi-zone applications.
January 12, 2017 - Outdoor Lumination has introduced drone technology to provide lighting audits for LED lighting retrofits.
January 9, 2017 - MaxLite has announced the expansion of the WallMax product family with the “Precision”, an architectural-grade LED wall pack with a modular housing and external battery backup option across all wattages.
January 6, 2017 - Leviton has announced Decora Smart Apple HomeKit-enabled lighting control accessories for use with an iPhone or iPad, including in-wall dimmers and switches.
January 5, 2017 - Fulham Co., a supplier of lighting components and electronics for commercial and specialty applications, has released a new LED high-bay retrofit kit designed specifically for use in warehouses, hangars, gymnasiums, or any building where 400W HID high-bay lighting is traditionally used.
February 15, 2017 - Preliminary results show more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program.
January 6, 2017 - The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) says it applauds the publication of the new Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 – Amendment 13, by Natural Resources Canada, as it will "increase energy performance for many household appliances", including refrigerators and freezers, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers and room air-conditioners.  
November 17, 2016 - Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) say they are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50% more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.
October 25, 2016 - “These changes to the building code ensure that the amount of energy used by homeowners and businesses will be permanently reduced, and the savings will continue into the future,” said Minister Shannon Phillips of Alberta’s announcement that it has updated or adopted seven new codes, all of which include energy efficiency improvements.
October 3, 2016 - Members of the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA in the U.S.) Motor & Generator Section and the European Committee of Manufacturers of Electrical Machines & Power Electronics (CEMEP) say they have a “new direction for global motor efficiency standards”.
August 5, 2016 - A proposed joint standard from ASHRAE and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) that establishes practices for conducting and reporting energy audits is open for an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review from August 5 - September 19, 2016.
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).
October 26, 2016 - BC Hydro says British Columbians looking to maximize their electricity savings this winter and make smart energy choices, can save hundreds of dollars on some of the most energy-efficient appliances.
October 5, 2016 - SaskPower’s Retail Discount Program has returned from now until November 30, 2016, providing ways for customers to save money on bills.
September 29, 2016 - Manitoba Hydro says its newest Power Smart promotion means more savings in energy and money.
September 6, 2016 - After providing $5 million to customers for about 10,000 energy-saving heat pumps in the last year, NB Power announced it’s moving the rebate to its Home Insulation Energy Savings Program, starting October 1, 2016 to “drive even greater efficiency savings”.
August 29, 2016 - FortisAlberta—an electricity distribution company serving central and southern Alberta—says it has developed an LED Conversion Option to meet the needs of municipal customers who seek LED replacements for their existing streetlights.
August 23, 2016 - Veridian Connections—a municipally owned electric utility in Ontario—recently recognized some of its business customers for achieving outstanding electricity conservation results in 2015. Congratulations to the following “Conservation Champions”:
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.

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