June 12, 2017 - Exair’s new digital flowmeters with wireless capability use a Zigbee mesh network protocol to measure and monitor your compressed air use, trends and historical data.
May 24, 2017 - Simplux, a standalone wireless lighting control system designed for small- to mid-sized spaces up to 10,000 sf and/or up to 100 nodes, is now available from Osram.
April 20, 2017 - LEDs are extremely versatile, making them the go-to light source when retrofitting existing lamps and luminaires. However, dimming them requires careful co-ordination of lamps, drivers and controls to ensure proper performance.
May 10, 2017 - LEDtronics has announced its latest series of dimmable high-efficiency LED high-bay fixtures, which are DLC-listed low-profile units that output more lumens than the previous generation, while being more energy-efficient, the company claims. LEDtronics also says they are the “most affordable high-bay light fixtures” offered from the company to date.
April 10, 2017 - At the recent Philips Lighting “Beyond Illumination” event in Vancouver, guests were able to experience the latest in lighting via interactive displays that showcased the company’s offerings for retail, hospitality, city and office applications.
April 7, 2017 - ERCO has launched new minimized spotlights in the Opton range so “even the smallest interior can now boast a qualitative lighting design without compromising on the standards of ERCO LED photometrics”.
April 6, 2017 - DuPont Protection Solutions is celebrating the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a nonwoven material used in building enclosure applications.
March 22, 2017 - Cree has widened its LED surface ambient offerings with the LS-FD high-efficiency linear luminaire. It delivers light quality and energy efficiency at 130 lumens per watt and serves as a replacement for linear fluorescent lighting in retail, industrial or commercial spaces.
March 20, 2017 - Killark, a provider of lighting solutions to the industrial and petrochemical markets, has introduced the KWPL series LED Wallpack.
March 16, 2017 - Legrand has announced the availability of the Wattstopper FSP-202 and FSP-212 sensors, the latest additions to the FSP-200 series line of occupancy sensors with daylight controls. Designed for LED fixtures, these contractor-grade sensors meet all code compliant lighting controls requirements, according to the company, as well as ASHRAE 90.1 (2010)/IECC (2012).
March 14, 2017 - Magnum Energy Solutions has released eBox 2.0, a BACnet integration gateway for lighting, HVAC, plug loads as well as metering.
March 6, 2017 - Eaton has announced a collaboration with Enlighted to “accelerate the deployment of advanced sensory networks in commercial and industrial buildings”. By integrating Enlighted’s hardware, software, services and broader capabilities with Eaton’s LED lighting and controls portfolio, the two companies say they aim to “dramatically increase the adoption of connected lighting solutions by providing simplified solutions that are readily deployable”.
March 6, 2017 - The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in the United States released a new energy management guide for polyphase induction motors: NEMA MG 10-2017 - Energy Management Guide for Selection and Use of Fixed Frequency Medium AC Squirrel-Cage Polyphase Induction Motors.
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.
January 6, 2017 - The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) says it applauds the publication of the new Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 – Amendment 13, by Natural Resources Canada, as it will "increase energy performance for many household appliances", including refrigerators and freezers, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers and room air-conditioners.
November 17, 2016 - Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) say they are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50% more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.
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 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”.
August 5, 2016 - A proposed joint standard from ASHRAE and the Air Conditioning Contractors of America (ACCA) that establishes practices for conducting and reporting energy audits is open for an American National Standards Institute (ANSI) public review from August 5 - September 19, 2016.
July 12, 2016 - About 600 changes were introduced in the 2015 editions of the National Model Construction Codes, now known as Codes Canada.
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.
June 15, 2016 - It was five years ago ISO 50001 (Energy Management Systems – requirements with guidance for use, specifies requirements for establishing, implementing, maintaining and improving an energy management system) was first published. The standard helps organizations improve energy performance and reducing energy costs.
May 5, 2016 - The Government of Canada says it is taking “tangible steps to protect the environment and improve energy efficiency [...] by undertaking important updates to the Energy Efficiency Regulations”.
February 9, 2016 - A newly published document from ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) gives energy efficiency standard users immediate access to an optional third path for compliance.
August 15, 2017 - Owners of electrically heated homes in New Brunswick can now participate in the Home Insulation Energy Savings Program by arranging a home energy evaluation for $99 (+HST).
May 17, 2017 - Alectra Utilities has presented The Wellington retirement and long-term care residence in Hamilton, Ont. with an $18,000 incentive cheque following its most recent lighting retrofit project.
May 9, 2017 - SaskPower says its new online energy efficiency assessment tool helps residential customers understand their energy usage and provides recommendations on how they could become more energy-efficient.
April 20, 2017 - The Bradford, Ont.-based Galata Chemicals plant was recognized recently by Alectra Utilities for reducing its electricity consumption by 28% through the utility’s Save on Energy Retrofit program.
March 15, 2017 - Alectra Utilities has announced it is "Canada’s first electricity distribution company to earn the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification from the International Organization for Standardization".
October 26, 2016 - BC Hydro says British Columbians looking to maximize their electricity savings this winter and make smart energy choices, can save hundreds of dollars on some of the most energy-efficient appliances.
October 5, 2016 - SaskPower’s Retail Discount Program has returned from now until November 30, 2016, providing ways for customers to save money on bills.
September 29, 2016 - Manitoba Hydro says its newest Power Smart promotion means more savings in energy and money.
September 6, 2016 - After providing $5 million to customers for about 10,000 energy-saving heat pumps in the last year, NB Power announced it’s moving the rebate to its Home Insulation Energy Savings Program, starting October 1, 2016 to “drive even greater efficiency savings”.
August 29, 2016 - FortisAlberta—an electricity distribution company serving central and southern Alberta—says it has developed an LED Conversion Option to meet the needs of municipal customers who seek LED replacements for their existing streetlights.
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”:
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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