December 13, 2017 — Fulham Co. Inc. has released universal voltage versions of its DirectAC direct-drive LED units. The DirectAC LED Engines were released earlier this year in a 120V; it is now available in a new unit that can support power ratings from 120 - 277V.
December 13, 2017 — Mitsubishi Electric’s 750kVA Summit Series UPS product was recently certified by Energy Star to meet 99% efficiency in the double conversion operating mode.
November 21, 2017 - Convectair, a manufacturer and distributor of electric heating systems, introduced Connectair—a digital device consisting of a wall controller and interface to connect any home device using the Z-Wave and Z-Wave Plus protocols, thereby centralizing their management.
November 3, 2017 — Hubbell Lighting has announced that Litecontrol is launching a new portfolio of architectural-grade products as part of its “reinvigoration” of the “SAE” (Simple, Affordable, Efficient) Program.
October 27, 2017 — Dent Instruments has replaced its PowerScout 24 submeter with two new multi-circuit power submeters: PowerScout 12 HD and PowerScout 48 HD. The two models monitor voltage, current, power, energy and other electrical parameters on multiple single and/or three-phase systems. The products come equipped with a USB port for quick setup and an optional local display for diagnostics and reading real-time values. Standard Serial RS-485 and Ethernet communications are also available in the same unit. Using the USB port and ViewPoint HD software, users can toggle between communication methods, protocols and other parameters in the field. Both meters meet ANSI C-12.20-2010 Class 0.2 revenue grade standards for accuracy.
October 27, 2017 — Litetronics’ new family of standard and premium LED flat panels are available in 2 x 4 ft, 2 x 2 ft and 1 x 4 ft versions that offer up to 125 lumens per watt. The panels are also offered in 30, 40, and 50W versions and surface or suspension-mount configurations, with a range of colour temperatures and feature 0-10V dimming. The company says they are ideal for use in drop ceilings with compact plenums because of their low-profile design. Featuring a thin lighting surface, steel backing and aluminum-assembly frame, the fixtures offer a powerful heat sink that minimizes downward heat dissipation.
October 2, 2017 — Literonics’ new 4- and 8-foot LED strip fixtures offer 130-145 lumens per watt (LPW) and a 100,000-hour rated life. Incorporating a diffuser lens that ensures uniform light, the fixtures provide evenly distributed, low-glare Illumination, the company says.
September 24, 2017 - Dow Building Solutions—a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products—introduced a water-based, one-component sealant foam technology for improving air sealing performance by creating a gasket between drywall and framing: Great Stuff Pro Gasket.
September 8, 2017 - Legrand announced at CEDIA 2017 that it will integrate its On-Q radiant RF lighting control and wi-fi ready lighting systems with QMotion motorized window shade control. Legrand acquired QMotion Advanced Shading Systems in 2015.
September 7, 2017 — WAC Lighting introduces the DUO AC 120V LED light bar with colour option, which features a “nearly 100 percent efficient reflector,” the company says. According to WAC, this reflector diffuses the light from the LED sources inside the mixing chamber to create evenly distributed illumination.
September 7, 2017 - The Canadian Institute for Energy Training (CIET)—a provider of energy management and energy efficiency training, as well as certification programs—has published its Fall 2017 training calendar, with courses available in both English and French.
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.
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.
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”.
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.
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”.
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ASHRAE Winter Conference & AHR Expo 2018
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