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ASHRAE caught breaking into homes... market, that is!

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”. >> Read full article

Employers see shortfalls in skills

Despite Canada’s track record in producing highly educated graduates, employers report that deficits in key skills are resulting in lower-quality products and services, weaker productivity and less innovation. >> Read full article

 
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New George Brown facility to churn out building efficiency grads

George Brown College’s new applied research facility—the Green Building Centre—is training students in things like advanced construction systems and computer-enabled, efficient buildings while simultaneously creating space for industry partners to conduct full-scale development projects. >> Learn More…

 
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Homeowners should ask: Whose fault is it anyway?

“The Home Book: A Complete Guide to Homeowner and Homebuilder Responsibilities” came about as a result of the authors giving expert witness testimony in more than 500 cases alleging defective construction. They noted that the same issues were being tried repeatedly, often with different results. >> Read full article

Cooper Wheelock Exceder LED series boasts energy savings

Eaton’s Cooper Notification business has expanded its Wheelock Exceder LED series to include ceiling models for horns, horn strobes, strobes, speakers and speaker strobes, describing it as the industry’s first line of notification appliances to use high-efficiency LEDs. >> Read full article

Legrand reveals Flocoon: one possible future of home automation

At the 5th edition of Futur en Seine, Legrand presented a family of conceptual products that create “a new relationship between home controls and end users, and offers a simple and intuitive experience through gentle gestures”. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Home Connect Conference

Date & Location: November 20-21, 2014 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Home Connect 2014 highlights technology and business solutions for the connected home consumer, and features panel discussions, market sessions and product demos, as well as networking opportunities. >> More Info

The Connected City: Smart Streetlight Controls Workshop

Date & Location: December 2, 2014 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Lead Patron GE Lighting—along with Supporters DimOnOff, LED Roadway Lighting, Philips and Telensa—encourage you to attend this Lightsavers Canada Workshop, which aims to show you how smart controls are turning streetlights into digital networks that provide new services to cities. >> More Info

The Buildings Show

Date & Location: December 3-5, 2014 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Organizers have dubbed The Buildings Show “North America’s largest annual exposition and conference focusing on the design, construction and management of real estate”. >> More Info