January 25, 2017 - “The way we light spaces, particularly offices and commercial spaces, hasn’t changed for about 30 years,” noted Jake Dyson when we spoke with him back in the fall (2016).
Published in Electrical & Lighting
January 24, 2017 - A new energy efficiency report, “Getting it right: A more energy-efficient Alberta” aims to provide the province with a roadmap “for creating jobs, diversifying the economy and saving Albertans money”.
December 16, 2016 - Encycle Corp. announced it has closed on “the initial tranche of an $11.5 million investment”, leading Prelude Ventures’ Tim Woodward to say, “This capital will fund the commercial launch of Encycle’s SaaS offering [...] Just as virtually all commercial facilities have already adopted LED lighting programs to meet sustainability objectives, RTUs are the next major load to be optimized”.
April 25, 2016 - “The first lighting revolution is over [...] LED won,” explained Cree’s Gary Trott during the Grand Opening of Cree Canada’s Lighting Experience Centre. So what purpose, then, does an “experience” centre serve?
January 24, 2016 - Habitat for Humanity Canada has partnered with Cossette, Mega Bloks and the Interior Design Show to build a life-sized home made entirely out of Mega Bloks... 35,000 of those bricks, in fact.
December 15, 2015 - Celebrity-built doghouses and $2500 Lowe’s gift cards await Victoria Hopper of Chatham-Kent, Ont., and Jackie Phillips of Lethbridge, Alta., the winners of CertainTeed’s “Get into the Doghouse with CertainTeed Insulation” contest.
May 31, 2015 - “I’m pleased that CEEA has endured for 20 years; here’s to the next 20,” said Allan Crandlemire, CEO of Nova Scotia’s EfficiencyOne, at the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (CEEA) 20th anniversary dinner & tribute this month... and we were there to capture the action.
October 15, 2013 - According to the David Suzuki Foundation, scientists are more certain than ever that human activity, the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation in particular, is causing climate change. Meantime, the Heartland Institute says human impact on climate is very small... so small as to be invisible against a background of natural variability.
August 5, 2015 - “Some fridges are long, some fridges are tall, some fridges are wide, but, just like people, what’s important is what’s inside”, said Joe Berta with a smile, managing director at ARCA Canada, as the company celebrated the 500,000th Ontario appliance to be decommissioned at the Oakville facility since 2006.
November 4, 2013 - Now in its fourth year of operation, Schneider Electric says 350,000 users are taking advantage of Energy University—an online, vendor-neutral education tool for energy management. The overall education program that started with Data Centre University has provided energy efficiency education courses to professionals in Canada, as well as 164 other countries around the world. Energy University will be adding new courses over the year and building a new category of industry topics, starting with ISO 50001. WATCH the video below for more information.
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October 29, 2013 - In case you missed it, PowerStream’s Residential Conservation and Demand Management (CDM) department launched what it calls “a fresh new advertising campaign” this past spring to market its saveONenergy programs, showcasing a group of spokespersons who measure about 3-ft high, wear thick-framed glasses and appear to know more about conservation than the average child.
July 5, 2013 - Thanks to our contacts at Enersource Corp. for sharing this information: Ontario small business owners can receive up to $1500 in energy-efficient lighting, at no cost, not even a penny. Visit saveonenergy.ca/business or contact your local hydro company to see whether you qualify for the Small Business Lighting Program.
June 4, 2013 - ... or, “How behavioural science can lower your energy bill”. In this engaging TED Talk, Opower president Alex Laskey discusses the psychology of saving energy. His talk focuses on how the principles of behavioural science and social norms have motivated millions of customers around the world save energy and money.
I’ve been increasingly hearing mention of the Jevons Paradox in conversations about energy efficiency. So what is it, and what does it have to do with energy-efficient lighting that does not reduce electrical load? Also, while we may be incentivized to save energy at home, are we doing anything in the workplace?
Would you believe us if we told you there existed a unique decision support tool in Canada that is known across two-thirds of the planet, and is available in over 30 languages, that is provided free-of-charge, and can be used to evaluate the energy production and savings, costs, emission reductions, financial viability and risk for various types of renewable-energy and energy-efficient technologies?
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Ontario Geothermal Association Conference 2017Tue Feb 21, 2017
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