February 15, 2017 - Preliminary results show more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program.
November 21, 2016 - Do you think you need to spend big bucks on energy efficiency to reap savings? You don’t. For every energy-bill complaint that’s been muttered by a utility customer, there’s probably a small but effective move that could be done today to make next month’s bill a little smaller. Flicking a switch here and plugging a leak there impacts your energy efficiency and really does add up.
November 3, 2016 - John Keating has joined the team at Cristal Controls as the Ontario regional manager.
October 28, 2016 - “Even large power consumers need creative energy management solutions on a tight budget,” was the premise behind Digital Engineering’s Ben MacKay’s presentation at yesterday’s ION/PowerLogic Users Group Conference 2016 in Toronto. His session “Shoestrings and duck tape” was, I think, one to which many can relate.
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 17, 2016 - The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is still evolving, Mike Kraus of ipCapital Group told a small crowd gathered last week at the 3rd Annual Connected+ Conference & Expo in Toronto. There are multiple markets, platform fragmentation, lack of interoperability and many other challenges, he continued, which means collaboration and finding the right partners is key.
October 13, 2016 - Does your organization have an ISO 50001-certified energy management system? If so, sharpen your pencil and get ready to compete for prestigious awards from the Clean Energy Ministerial (CEM)!
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”.
September 29, 2016 - Next week, Legrand North America is kicking off Energy Marathon 2.0, a company-wide, internal competition designed to save energy through ready-to-implement technology and process changes, and to reshape energy usage behaviours. Based on the first Energy Marathon held in 2014, Legrand says this year’s marathon will have more locations participating.
September 14, 2016 - The Ontario government says it is taking action to reduce electricity costs and intends to introduce legislation that, if passed, would rebate the provincial portion of the HST from the electricity bills of small business and farms as of January 1, 2017.
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”:
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August 10, 2016 - Jean-Pascal Tricoire—the global chair and CEO of Schneider Electric—made a rare trip to Toronto several weeks ago; while here, he and Schneider Electric Canada president Juan Macias spoke with several industry editors at an intimate media roundtable to discuss the company’s perspective on global innovation and sustainability, and the trends impacting global energy demands.
August 5, 2016 - “This summer, lamps & luminaires will advance”. That’s the promise displayed on the banner we saw upon entering an exclusive media event hosted by Sylvania to introduce us to its new company name: LEDvance.
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.
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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”.
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EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum and Awards 2017Thu Feb 23, 2017 @ 8:00am - 11:00pm
ASHRAE: Improving Building Energy Performance Seminar 2017Mon Mar 06, 2017 @ 2:00pm - 05:00pm
ROOFTech 2017Tue Apr 25, 2017
Lightfair International (LFI) 2017Sun May 07, 2017