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FEATURED NEWS: GALLERY: Light+Building 2016
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ASHRAE funds 24 student HVAC projects

The ASHRAE Senior Undergraduate Project Grant Program has selected 24 school endeavours (three in Canada) to fund, with the goal of increasing student knowledge, learning and awareness of the HVAC&R industry. >> Read full article

Hydro-Quebec welcomes new members to Energy Savers’ Circle

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. >> Read full article

CEE reports North American efficiency spending at $8.7 bill

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) recently released its 10th annual industry report, reflecting “the increasing importance of efficiency and demand response for managing energy and benefiting customers and society” within Canada and the United States. >> Read full article

 
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GALLERY: Light+Building 2016

GALLERY: Light+Building 2016

We found energy efficiency to be at the forefront in Deutschland earlier this month where we explored the expansive 11 exhibition halls of the international Light+Building Show in Frankfurt. A special danke to host Messe Frankfurt for the invite! >> Learn More…

 
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RECALL: Goodman air conditioning/heating units

Goodman Company has recalled a number of air conditioners and heating units due to power cords overheating, leading to potential fire and burn hazards. >> Read full article

Wattstopper expands DLM with Groups, Segment Manager 2.1

Legrand says it has product enhancements for its Wattstopper Digital Lighting Management (DLM) platform: a new user interface and DLM Groups programming capability. >> Read full article

Rittal’s Blue e+ cooling units up conservation

Rittal Canada says its Blue e+ is a new generation of cooling units that represents a “quantum leap in terms of cost-effectiveness and energy conservation due to its speed-regulated components and patented heat pipe technology”. >> Read full article

 
 Event Calendar 
 

Springfest Toronto 2016

Date & Location: Apr. 7 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: With 250 exhibits and 18 educational seminars, the organizers of Springfest say this professional and educational forum will give you “unprecedented exposure to the latest developments in design, innovation, products, management strategies, technology and best practices.” Admission to Springfest is free but limited to 1700 qualified property managers, building owners, developers, facility mangers, plant engineers, multi-residential board of directors, building operations and maintenance staff responsible for office, industrial, condominium, apartment, medical, educational, retail and institutional buildings. >> More Info

CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Builder Boot Camp

Date & Location: May 2 • Kelowna, B.C.
Info: In this 1-day intensive Net Zero Energy (NZE) Builder Boot Camp, hosted by the Canadian Home Builders Association and part of its 73rd national conference, you’ll hear from experienced builders and Energy Advisors on a variety of techniques for how to take a home to NZE performance. Lessons learned in past projects and the next steps along the “road” to NZE will be highlighted. >> More Info

ReWork Connected Home Summit

Date & Location: May 12-13 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Re.Work Connected Home Summit brings together leading industry players, new startups and breakthrough research to create smarter and more efficient homes. The event will showcase the next generation of home automation devices, powered by the Internet of Things, connected devices, low-cost sensors and more. >> More Info

EMC and NRCan’s Energy Summit

Date & Location: May 17-18 • Niagara Falls, Ont.
Info: Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Industrial Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) says it is bringing together the country’s leading energy subject-matter-experts, industry leaders and energy efficiency suppliers, to share best practices and the latest innovations in industrial energy efficiency on a national stage. Energy Summit 2016 is building the case for ‘Efficiency Meets Profitability’, providing the latest resources, tools and information essential for Canadian businesses to maximize growth and improve profits, while reducing their environmental impact. >> More Info

2016 BOMA International Annual Conference

Date & Location: June 25-28 • Washington, D.C.
Info: The 2016 BOMA International Annual Conference is focused on best practices and emerging trends or issues, advancements and challenges the commercial real estate industry faces. It attracts over 3000 commercial real estate professionals, organizers say. The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 17 international affiliates. >> More Info

ASHRAE 2016 conference

Date & Location: June 25-29 • St. Louis, Mo.
Info: The ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference will get underway at America’s Center Convention Complex and Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. “A new ‘Smart Building Systems’ track for this conference addresses the revolution in information technology applied to the built environment,” said Tom Kuehn, conference program chair. Organizers say the event will attract some 2500 conference attendees and meeting participants. >> More Info