June 13, 2019 – HyLite LED Lighting's HyLink wireless lighting control system saves energy and reduces operating costs by automating and customizing the behaviour of up to hundreds of lights.
June 5, 2019 – Nudura’s insulated concrete forms (ICFs) combine two panels of expanded polystyrene (EPS) foam with steel reinforcement and concrete to help eliminate thermal bridging and prevent heat loss through the building envelope.
May 31, 2019 – Montreal-based BrainBox AI has launched what it calls the first artificial intelligence (AI) technology for self-operating commercial buildings, designed to reduce heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) energy costs significantly.
May 28, 2019 – EarthTronics has developed a high-bay lighting fixture with Samsumg LED chips as an energy-efficient replacement for high-intensity discharge (HID) lamps in food processing and other clean-room applications, where wash-down and product safety are important.
April 30, 2019 – By allowing users to ‘see sound,’ Fluke’s ii900 Sonic Industrial Imager is designed to save time and effort when locating leaks in compressed air, gas and vacuum systems and then, in turn, increase productivity and reduce energy bills.
April 16, 2019 – Dow and DuPont have integrated their energy-saving construction materials—including Tyvek and Styrofoam extruded polystyrene (XPS)—under the new DuPont Performance Building Solutions (PBS) brand.
April 3, 2019 – Schneider Electric Canada has extended its uninterruptible power supply (UPS) product line with the introduction of the Galaxy VS for edge computing and small data centres where space and access are at a premium.
March 25, 2019 – Montreal-based Eureka’s Verner interior pendant LED lighting fixture, introduced last fall, has won a Red Dot design award.
March 25, 2019 - Kamstrup Water Metering, a subsidiary of the Danish company Kamstrum A/S, has won Frost & Sullivan’s North American Customer Value Leadership Award in recognition of its FlowIQ ultrasonic ‘smart’ water meter.
March 22, 2019 – Battery-based energy storage system developer Yotta Solar has entered a new partnership with flat-roof solar panel racking provider PanelClaw to integrate their products with each other.
March 22, 2019 – MaxLite’s PhotonMax LED spotlight is reportedly the first product to be approved and added by the DesignLights Consortium (DLC) to its horticultural qualified products list.
March 12, 2019 – Hurst Boiler & Welding has extended its product line by beginning to manufacture engineered packaged watertube boilers for commercial and industrial applications.
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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