December 1, 2016 - Rittal Corporation has added the LED “system light”, or, what it calls “the first lighting system designed specifically for enclosures”.
November 29, 2016 - Legrand North America has introduced five fixture-integrated, IP66-rated sensors to its Wattstopper FSP-200 product family, a line of occupancy sensors.
November 25, 2016 - Barron Lighting Group has revealed its new LHB LED high-bay series and the expansion of its LED canopy series with the MC canopy, both part of the TraceLite brand.
November 25, 2016 - Schneider Electric is partnering with Vancouver-based BuiltSpace Technologies Corp. to build an integrated platform for communicating real-time operational conditions, service interventions and maintenance costs across multi-site building portfolios.
November 24, 2016 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published a white paper discussing new requirements that help reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings: NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010.
November 24, 2016 - Xicato, a manufacturer of connected light sources, and EnOcean have announced out-of-the-box interoperability between the Xicato intelligent module, Generation 4 (XIM Gen4), and the EnOcean 2.4 GHz BLE (Bluetooth low energy) portfolio of battery-free, energy-harvesting switches. Together—with complementary sensors soon to be available from Xicato and others—these products create a solution to meet many building code requirements.
November 22, 2016 - The Consumer Technology Association has bestowed Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. with one of its 2017 Innovation Awards for the Bosch Greentherm 9900i SER, a model in the new line of tankless condensing water heaters.
November 11, 2016 - Engineered and patented by Synavax, Energy Protect is a water-based clear coating that can be applied over existing structures to provide thermal insulation for energy savings, mould resistance and UV resistance.
November 9, 2016 - Retrofitting an older building? Lutron’s Vive wireless lighting control bats down the requirement for extensive new wiring by using a hub for central control and monitoring. In fact, the company says you can install a Vive switch and sensor in 15 mins.
November 4, 2016 - Ledvance has released a slew of new lighting products, including Sylvania Contractor series LED A19 and A21 lamps, Lightify additions and an integrated bulb and trim LED for updating recessed lighting as well as a motion and temperature sensor.
November 2, 2016 - The RETScreen development team at CanmetEnergy’s Varennes Research Centre has been hard at work to bring you the next generation of RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software.
October 27, 2016 - Vantage Controls, a lighting controls brand of Legrand, has announced full software integration with QMotion Advanced Shading Systems, also a Legrand brand, that brings control to bundled active and natural lighting systems through Design Centre 3.7.
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).
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.
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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