October 2008 – Volume 2, Issue 10
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e-newsletter comes out on the heels of the inaugural Energy Excellence
08 (ENEX08), which took place at Stage West in Mississauga at the end
of September. Those who attended enjoyed insights from energy
management consultants, product specialists and peers who have pushed
the drive for energy efficiency further than most. There were also
valuable networking opportunites for all involved. Look for more
coverage of ENEX08 in upcoming newsletters, and for details about
ENEX09 early in the new year!
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Inaugural ENEX event a success
Excellence 2008 (ENEX08) was launched this year by CLB Media (owner of
Green Business and Energy Management) and its project partners the
Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium to offer commercial and
industrial facility managers, maintenance managers and engineers a
two-day event in which to learn more about how best to manage their
Full story: ENEX
UE Systems provides ultrasonic instruments for leak detection,
mechanical and electrical inspection. The Ultraprobe line of portable
instruments ranges from analog to digital with on-board data logging
and on-board sound recording. All supported by data management and
spectral analysis software. Training classes show how to save energy,
improve asset availability.
NSK is one of the world's largest bearing manufacturers. With over
25,000 employees working at the 60 manufacturing facilities spanning 6
continents, our annual manufacturing output reaches 1.5 billion
bearings with revenues exceeding US$7.5 billion.
Toronto Hydro Energy Services helps business customers reduce their
environmental footprint through energy efficiency upgrades and demand
response solutions. The company also develops green energy generation
projects for industrial customers and owns and operates street lighting
assets across Toronto.
Need relevant energy information to manage and control your energy
costs? Concerned about adding more workload to your staff? Our
real-time, automated, and fully-supported energy information solutions
provide the information you need, the resources to support your staff,
and the expertise to enable success.
Schneider Electric finalizes acquisition of Xantrex
Electric announced recently the acquisition of Xantrex, a top three
global player in the solar and wind inverter market.
Full story: Schneider
Sunnybrook unveils energy and facility renewal program
Health Sciences Centre and Honeywell recently launched a $28-million
energy and facility renewal program that will help the hospital address
rising utility costs and increased energy demand while reducing its
environmental footprint. The program is expected to save Sunnybrook
$2.7 million annually.
Full story: Sunnybrook
CSA launches GHG CleanStart Registry
greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions has become a business necessity for
Canadian companies of all sizes. The success of Canadian organizations
whose business decisions and operations affect, and are affected by
climate change will depend on their proactive efforts in improving
their carbon performance and achieving carbon neutrality. For this
reason, the Canadian Standards Association has launched the GHG
CleanStart Registry – to help businesses of all sizes with the process
of improving their carbon performance and working towards carbon
Full story: CSA
Stageline Group inaugurates LEED-compliant industrial building in Quebec
Group, a leader in the design, manufacture and rental of mobile stages,
recently inaugurated Quebec’s most energy-efficient industrial
building, the second-highest-performing facility of its kind in Canada.
David Whissell, Quebec Minister of Labour and Minister responsible for
the Lanaudière region, Marc Dutil, president and chief operating
officer of Canam Group, and Pierre Arcand, president of MuroxEnergy,
attended the event.
Full story: Stageline
Ontario Energy Network Luncheon
Peter Love, Chief Conservation Officer, Ontario Power Authority
Advancements in Alternative Regulation for Electric & Gas Utilities
This course is designed to give participants a good understanding of
several newly developed alternative regulatory techniques available to
them. There will be a comprehensive review of the range of options and
methods that have been approved or are being considered throughout
North America. Extensive analysis of the main issues companies need to
address when considering new forms of regulation for both rates and
service quality applications will also be discussed.
APPrO 2008: 20/20 Vision - Building tomorrow's power system today
Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
Ten years after Bill 35, which introduced fundamental change in the
electricity sector to Ontario, and 20 years after the first APPrO power
conference, this event will be an opportunity to learn what will make
the next several decades different from the last - and to find
solutions that will make sure development continues to move forward in
an efficient and effective direction.
Canadian Renewable Fuels Summit
The Hilton Lac Leamy
The most significant opportunity confronting the world is the chance to
grow beyond oil - to relieve the dependency we have developed on fossil
fuels and replace a substantial part of our energy mix with renewable
biofuels such as biodiesel and ethanol. This year, the Canadian
Renewable Fuels Summit will focus on how we move forward to achieve
Opportunities in Energy Recovery and Gas Capture
Marriott Bloor, Yorkville
Recovering energy, whether through thermal treatment plants or landfill
gas capture, is an opportunity to deal with multiple resource
management issues at once. But as with many waste issues there are
challenges, and whether you are trying to develop an integrated waste
management strategy, sorting through your best options for energy
recovery, or going through the regulatory approval process for a new
facility. The Canadian Institute's ''Waste-Based Energy'' conference
will be your chance to learn critical information on the state of waste
management strategies, technologies, and policies affecting the
development of waste-based energy projects.
Ontario Energy Network Luncheon
Jim Hankinson, President & CEO, Ontario Power Generation
Sheraton Centre Hotel
DR-Expo is a conference and exposition focused on delivering tangible
information on the implementation of Demand Response in North America.
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