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January 2009 – Volume 3, Issue 1

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Dear readers,

Welcome to the January edition of the Energy Management Enewsletter.

There were a number of great case studies and important announcements released over the past month. Lighting technologies and data centres continue to be the hottest – and easiest – places businesses and institutions are finding to cut costs. But boiler and solar technologies are also developing remarkably quickly, especially here in Canada.

With a new president in Washington, and a commitment from Ottawa to invest in the future, I expect that made-in-Canada technologies that can help reduce energy use and support the environment will receive a real boost in the coming year. Energy Management will be here to share those stories with you.

I look forward to your feedback on this enewsletter and to anything you see on our website.

Warmest regards,

Robert Colman
Editor / Associate Publisher
Energy Management


Commercial building sector can make a big impact on GHG reductions, says new Canadian report
Canada's commercial building sector can contribute up to nearly 10 per cent of total Canadian greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions in 2050 if a proposed policy pathway recommended by the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) and Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) is adopted.
Full story: NRTEE

Energy efficiency programs can reduce growth in electricity consumption by 22 per cent, says EPRI
Energy efficiency programs in the U.S. could realistically reduce the rate of growth for electricity consumption by 22 per cent over the next two decades if key barriers can be addressed, according to an analysis released this month by the Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI). The potential energy savings in 2030 would be 236 billion kilowatt hours, equivalent to the annual electricity consumption of 14 New York Cities.
Full story: EPRI

Ash City and IBM reduce carbon footprint and energy use by half with new data centre
Corporate clothing provider Ash City has teamed with IBM to build an energy-efficient, cost-effective data centre for its new headquarters building. The new facility adds capacity, while reducing energy consumption by half.
Full story: IBM

U.S. Pentagon to install Cree LR24 recessed LED luminaries
Cree, Inc., a market leader in LED lighting, recently announced that more than 4,200 LR24 recessed LED luminaires are planned for installation in Wedge 5 of the Pentagon as part of a major renovation currently underway.
Full story: Pentagon

More news...

Sofame signs representation agreement with Superior Boiler Works

Sustainable Energy Technologies appoints Greg Nelson EVP and COO

Government of Canada supports training for solar energy workers


Leaders in Green home building honoured at 2008 EnerQuality Awards of Excellence
Building professionals from across Ontario gathered to honour the best in sustainable and energy efficient homebuilding at the EnerQuality Corporation 2008 Awards of Excellence presentations.
Full story: EnerQuality

Federal Government launches new energy efficiency guide
The Honourable Lisa Raitt, Minister of Natural Resources, announced earlier this month the release of a new, comprehensive guide to energy efficiency for industry. The Energy Savings Toolbox, developed in conjunction with provinces, territories and industry stakeholders, provides a step-by-step methodology to help industry identify and capitalize on energy savings.
Full story: Toolbox

Marriott Whistler drives down GHG emissions and energy costs with hybrid heating system
The Residence Inn by Marriott — Whistler recently announced it has completed its third and final installment of Sempa Power’s Hybrid Heating System, which will further accelerate reductions in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while cutting energy costs.
Full story: Sempa

More features...

Concordia University installs state of the art solar tech

Penetanguishene a Canadian leader in adopting energy efficient technology

Five major U.S. companies call for congressional action on climate change, clean energy

Renewable energy lights up Massachusetts Maritime Academy

Free firmware upgrade for Fluke 8845A/8846A
Fluke Corporation has announced a user-downloadable firmware upgrade for the Fluke 8845A/8846A Precision Digital Multimeters that delivers even more functionality and value from these powerful instruments. more...
AEGIS SGR Bearing Protection Rings
Any truly ''green'' process must achieve sustainability as well as energy efficiency. AEGIS SGR Bearing Protection Rings from Electro Static Technology make this possible by dramatically extending the lives of motors controlled by variable frequency drives (VFDs). more...
The new ICP GreenMeter
At last, environmentally conscious consumers looking to completely monitor their renewable energy systems have an option. more...


January 26-27
Climate Change Strategies for a Changing Environment
Metropolitan Hotel
Toronto, Ontario
Find out what regulations affect your business, what it will take to comply, and what your peers are doing to reduce emissions, increase energy efficiency and manage their stakeholders.

January 27-28
BC Power
Green Policy, Meeting Future Energy Demands and Preserving Affordability
Four Seasons
Vancouver, B.C.
BC has always been recognized for its forward thinking when it comes to environmental stewardship so it is not surprising that the province is being 'climate conscious' about its current and future power portfolio. How are new regulations going to affect your business? What opportunities exist for new power projects?

March 10-11
Sixth Annual B.C. Power Summit
Wosk Centre for Dialogue
Vancouver, B.C.
This program covers issues of strategic interest to the B.C. economy. Topics include: renewable and alternative energy options, clean power potential in B.C., and new developments in demand side management.

April 7-8
Carbon TradeEx America
Convention Center
Washington, D.C.
Koelnmesse hosts this keystone trade fair and conference for all current and future players in the Carbon Market. The Carbon Markets and Investors Association (CMIA) is partnering with Koelnmesse to make this the premiere Carbon Market conference and trade show in the U.S.

April 20-21
Energy Matters Summit
Delta Meadowvale Resort and Conference Centre
Mississauga, ON
Hosted by the Region of Peel, Energy Matters provides delegates the opportunity to deliberate drivers and barriers to long-term energy planning and learn about the newest opportunities in sustainable corporate strategies.

April 23-24
Third Annual Cap-and-Trade Forum: Carbon Constraints and the Economy
Toronto, Ontario

May 31 - June 3
Hydrogen and Fuel Cells 2009
Vancouver Convention Centre
Vancouver, B.C.
Hydrogen + Fuel Cells 2009 (HFC2009) is one of the leading international conferences for the fuel cell and hydrogen industry. HFC2009 will feature keynote addresses from prominent industry and government figures as well as plenary and parallel sessions focusing on key issues in the sector. The Exhibition and Trade Show are of the conference will provide attendees with a place to network and partner with global leaders in the business, government and scientific community.

June 9-11
Canada Green Building Council National Summit: Every Building Can Be Green
Montreal, Quebec
Building on the success of the inaugural summit, the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is planning an engaging and original program with national participation and representation from  business and industry.

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