January 31, 2019 – The new Nirvana smart fan from Modern Forms can be controlled via radio-frequency (RF) wall panel or mobile app, so adjustments to save energy can be made from anywhere.
January 25, 2019 – At the recent International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), Xylem introduced its Bell & Gossett (B&G) brand's new Series e-HSC double-suction centrifugal hydraulic pumps, designed specifically for commercial HVAC systems.
January 22, 2019 - Eguana Technologies has selected and certified Pason Power’s Intelligent Energy Management System (iEMS) to provide autonomous control of its Elevate energy storage system for commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities.
January 17, 2019 – Toronto-based flow equipment manufacturer Armstrong Fluid Technology has designed Active Performance Management software to learn, predict, automatically adjust and make optimization recommendations for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) efficiency.
January 9, 2019 – Econoler president Pierre Langlois and national director of consulting services Geneviève Gauthier have written a new book, Canadian Energy Efficiency Outlook: A National Effort for Tackling Climate Change, which they call the first comprehensive overview of the nation’s energy efficiency sector.
January 8, 2019 – TE Connectivity’s Lumawise Endurance S connector has been certified by Germany’s Deutscher Kraftfahrzeug-Überwachungs-Verein (DEKRA) for bringing connectivity functionality to outdoor LED fixtures and, thus, creating opportunities for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
December 21, 2018 – Leviton has introduced an LED compatibility selector tool as an online resource to help customers choose the most suitable bulbs and dimmers for their facilities.
December 14, 2018 – Vancouver-based Legend Power Systems recently rebranded its Harmonizer voltage management system as the SmartGate.
December 14, 2018 - Armstrong Fluid Technology, which manufactures flow equipment (example pictured), is launching a new series of webinars, starting today, that will discuss ways for energy managers and other industry professionals to get optimal performance out of their heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems.
December 11, 2018 – Wireless device manufacturer EnOcean will soon launch a solar-powered occupancy sensor for Bluetooth Low Energy (BLE) lighting control systems, which it claims is the first of its kind on the market.
December 10, 2018 – Emerson Automation Solutions has launched the Appleton Contender LED to help save energy by up to 65% and reduce maintenance costs in lighting retrofits for challenging low-clearance areas, such as walkways, stairwells and tunnels, in hazardous locations.
December 4, 2018 – Schneider Electric is rebranding its ReactiVar range of low-voltage (LV) capacitor banks as VarSet and transitioning them from a custom engineered-to-order (ETO) model to a fully configured-to-order (CTO) offering, with standard part numbers, pricing and lead times.
December 18, 2018 – The 27th edition of the Ontario Electrical Safety Code (OESC) has been finalized with updates, is now available as a tool and will come into regulatory effect on May 16, 2019.
November 27, 2017 - ISO 50001 “Energy management” is being updated; a new draft was approved this month, and the next edition of ISO 50001 is being published in 2018.
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.
February 16, 2018 — The Home Energy Conservation program, delivered by Enbridge Gas, in partnership with the Government of Ontario and the Save on Energy program, allows homeowners to earn up to $5,000 for installing energy efficiency upgrades.
December 11, 2017 — The Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) recently announced it will be introducing new consumer rebates for homeowners, funded by the Green Ontario Fund (GreenON).
September 25, 2017 - NB Power is offering a new incentive program for energy-efficient lighting upgrades for small business and commercial buildings.
August 28, 2017 • You’ve upgraded lighting for energy efficiency, and look for efficiency when new assets are needed. You don’t have immediate plans to put in a new boiler or windows, but you want to keep moving your facility ahead. Now what?
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.
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IES Ottawa Lighting and Lighting Controls Trade Show
February 21, 2019
Alberta Energy Efficiency Summit
February 26-27, 2019
March 27, 2019
Lightfair International Conference
May 19-23, 2019
ASHRAE Annual Conference
June 22-26, 2019
ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference
September 25-27, 2019