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CertainTeed signs Kate Campbell as brand ambassador

TV personality/carpenter Kate Campbell is partnering with CertainTeed Insulation in Canada to help educate homeowners and building professionals about the thermal efficiency of CertainTeed “Sustainable Insulation”, a fiberglass technology. >> Read full article

Energy providers can offer new value propositions, Accenture finds

In today’s digital world of connected devices, energy consumers are nearly twice as likely to trust their energy providers to safeguard their personal data than to advise them on energy consumption, according to new research by Accenture. >> Read full article

Raritan to join Legrand

Legrand has announced that an agreement has been signed to acquire Raritan, a New Jersey-based company specializing in data center infrastructure solutions. The scope of the acquisition would include Raritan’s intelligent power and KVM businesses, while its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software business would spin off into Sunbird Software, a new company. >> Read full article

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Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards

Winners announced for Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards

Some of Canada’s top innovators in home energy efficiency were recognized this month at the Scotiabank EcoLiving Awards, winning $75,000 in prize money. The awards, hosted by Arlene Dickenson, recognize Canadian businesses, entrepreneurs and students for excellence in the development of home energy efficiency products, services and solutions. >> Learn More…

 
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EcoMetrics provides data across buildings

A new tool for data analysis from energy simulation models across a company’s various building types was unveiled recently at the Canada Green Building Council’s conference in Vancouver. Toronto-based Diamond Schmitt Architects says it is taking a role in the development of this “sustainable design databank” focused on energy-use reduction, called EcoMetrics. >> Read full article

2015 ASHRAE handbook focuses on HVAC

New chapters on smart building systems and moisture management in buildings are included in the 2015 ASHRAE handbook—HVAC Applications. >> Read full article

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Acuity Brands launches Nomi family

Acuity Brands launches Nomi family

Acuity Brands says it has broadened design options for its organic light emitting diode (OLED) products with the release of Nomi OLED from Winona Lighting. Nomi is a family of wall sconces suited to corporate interiors, lobbies, restaurants, auditoriums, hospitality, healthcare and high-end residential applications. It comes in two forms: Straight and Curve. >> Learn more...

 
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ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference

Date & Location: June 27-July 1 • Atlanta, Ga.
Info: Founded in 1894, ASHRAE members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. The 2015 Annual Conference in Atlanta will have “a strong focus on the design, construction and operation of high-performance buildings”, said David Claridge, conference chair. >> More Info

WEEC 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress

Date & Location: Sept. 30-Oct.1 • Orlando, Fla.
Info: Organizers of the 38th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) say the conference and expo will explore “the complete spectrum” of technologies and services of importance to delegates. WEEC also serves as the annual convention of the Association of Energy Engineers. >> More Info

ASHRAE Energy Modelling Conference 2015

Date & Location: Sept. 30-Oct.3 • Atlanta, Ga.
Info: The conference builds on past ASHRAE Energy Modeling conferences by addressing the industry need for “how to” do certain aspects of energy and building simulation. The conference theme is “Making the Difference with Modeling: From Concept to Facility Management” and covers modeling from start to finish through case study presentations. >> More Info