June 13, 2018 — The new Dyson Airblade Wash+Dry hand dryer is a single touchless unit that combines a tap and hand dryer, drying hands in 14 seconds with HEPA-filtered air.
June 13, 2018 — Globalstar Canada Satellite recently announced its M2M IoT satellite data device, the SmartOne Solar, has met strict industry safety standards, achieving ATEX Zone Zero Intrinsically Safe and HERO certifications.
May 23, 2018 — Shat-R-Shield recently launched the Mega high-bay fixture, a high-output modular system that has nominal lumens ranging from 53,420 to 74,820.
May 23, 2018 — Amerlux’s weatherproof Passo step lights feature an LED core that uses “significantly less energy than traditional fluorescent lamps,” the company says, and a sealed LED optical chamber that eliminates the cost of labour associated with burnt-out, water-infiltrated light sources.
May 9, 2018 — Feit Electric recently announced Security with Style, a new line of decorative outdoor security lighting that features smart features, including built-in light sensors that automatically turn bulbs on at night and off during the day.
May 9, 2018 — Standard Product’s Tri-level programmable ceiling fixture offers “vast energy savings,” the company says, by using LED technology and allowing the user to control the light levels and consumption when the area is not occupied. The luminaire is part of Standard’s Habitat for Humanity campaign.
April 25, 2018 — With programmable auxiliary DC output, Osram's Optotronic programmable compact LED drivers can now power fixture-integrated sensors, including occupancy sensors and photocells.
April 25, 2018 — Amerlux recently launched the High Bay 202 Pendant, a LED fixture designed for open-ceiling concepts in retail and supermarket applications, featuring a prismatic refractor or aluminum reflectors that deliver glare-free light.
April 11, 2018 — MaxLite’s intelligent wireless lighting control system, IntelliMax, integrates with MaxLite LED luminaires and building systems to enable facilities to save energy and customize light using controls such as occupancy sensing, dimming and daylight harvesting.
March 28, 2018 — ABB recently launched a new energy and asset management portfolio: ‘Give your buildings a new dimension.’
March 28, 2018 — With Litetronics’ new LED Strip RetroFit family of adjustable 4-ft. LED strips, linear fluorescent fixtures between 2.75-in. and 5-in. wide can be upgraded to “energy-saving LED technology in minutes,” the company says.
March 28, 2018 — Eaton says its new Lumière Lanterra Architectural LED series, a line voltage family of landscape luminaires offering solutions for accent and flood, pathway, wall-mount and sign lighting applications, is suited for landscaping, hospitality, architectural landmarks and residential spaces.
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”.
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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ASHRAE Annual Conference 2018
June 23-27, 2018
2018 International Symposium on Energy Efficiency
June 26, 2018
2018 IES Annual Conference
August 9-11, 2018
ACEEE Summer Study on Energy Efficiency in Buildings 2018
August 12-17, 2018
2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and Simbuild
September 26-28, 2018
AESP 2019 Annual Conference & Expo
January 21-24, 2019