Written by Anthony Capkun Friday, 06 December 2013 20:03
December 6, 2013 - On December 20, 2013, new energy efficiency requirements for the BC Building Code will come into effect. Developers will have a choice of energy efficiency standards for complex buildings (Part 3), which include large residential, industrial, commercial and institutional buildings, says the province, noting this does not include houses or small buildings.
Written by Anthony Capkun Friday, 06 December 2013 10:49
December 6, 2013 - Office buildings have an enormous carbon footprint, but energy is often wasted maintaining empty rooms and spaces at a comfortable temperature. Research to be published in the International Journal of Communication Networks and Distributed Systems shows how the ubiquity of smart phones connected to the office network could be used to monitor occupancy and reduce heating or air-conditioning for unused spaces.
Written by Anthony Capkun Wednesday, 04 December 2013 14:59
December 4, 2014 - Highly insulating triple-pane windows keep a house snug and cozy but, based on utility-bill savings, it takes two or more decades for the windows to pay for themselves.
Written by Anthony Capkun Tuesday, 03 December 2013 14:47
Written by Anthony Capkun Thursday, 28 November 2013 14:53
November 28, 2013 - Canadians heating their homes with natural gas can expect to spend slightly more than they did last year, concludes the National Energy Board (NEB) in its Winter Energy Outlook, adding consumers of electricity and heating oil are not likely to notice a sizeable increase.
Written by Anthony Capkun Thursday, 28 November 2013 09:22
Written by Anthony Capkun Wednesday, 27 November 2013 10:13
November 27, 2013 - Today, the Province of Ontario launched emPOWERme, an interactive website to help energy consumers better understand the province’s electricity system.
Written by Anthony Capkun Tuesday, 26 November 2013 21:44
November 26, 2013 - A software application created by the U.S. Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) could improve the efficiency of commercial buildings by allowing occupants to interact with buildings more directly.
Written by Anthony Capkun Friday, 22 November 2013 12:31
Written by Alyssa Dalton Thursday, 21 November 2013 15:20
November 21, 2013 - The Building Owners and Managers Association of the Greater Toronto Area (BOMA Toronto) is the recipient of Energy Project of the Year (Canada Region) award from the Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) for its former Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) Program, which it says acknowledges “achievements being made in energy by identifying those who exemplify the very best in their fields”.
Written by Anthony Capkun Monday, 18 November 2013 10:46
November 18, 2013 - Joe Oliver of Canada’s Ministry of Natural Resources announced the recipients of the 2013 Energy Star Market Transformation Awards for advancing energy efficiency, and they are:
Written by Anthony Capkun Monday, 18 November 2013 09:33