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February 2009 – Volume 3, Issue 2

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Dear readers,

Welcome to the February Energy Management enewsletter.

As the economy continues to be battered, the value of energy savings has never been greater. In this e-newsletter, we include case studies and features on businesses that have made the investment in energy savings and are seeing a return. We also include an article on low-e glass and how to make your windows more energy efficient.

Energy management is a journey. The combination of quick wins and long-term investment in energy efficiency can give any business a step up on their competition.

I look forward to any feedback you have on what you read here. Please don't hesitate to contact me with questions or queries at

Warmest regards,

Robert Colman
Editor / Associate Publisher
Energy Management


Nexterra launches $30 million program to commercialize new application
Vancouver, BC
— Nexterra Energy announced on February 23rd a program to commercialize a new application of its biomass gasification technology to generate power and heat from small-scale plants (2 10 MWe) by direct-firing syngas into high efficiency gas engines.
Full story: Nexterra


Trucking off the grid
When Eric Lange moved his transportation company into a 30-year-old, 70,000-square-foot office and warehouse space, he knew he'd need to make investments in upgrades. But it's unlikely even he realized how much would need to be done, and how much he'd save in the process.
Full story: Lange


Energy-saving alternatives to generic low-e glass
By Bruce Lang

Generic low-e glass provides insulating performance of about R-4 in a world in which R-19 insulated walls are the norm. Property managers should know that there's a dramatic performance gap between what low-e glass provides and what green building practices promise in saving energy and reducing heating and air conditioning operating cost.
Full story: Low-e


Convergence & Controls: Mastering middleware for sustainability
By Ken Sinclair

What is middleware? Common definitions are that middleware is the ''glue'' between software components or between software and the network or it is the slash in Client/Server. Middleware is used to connect applications to other applications.
Full story: Middleware


In Conversation with Doug Harman of Ivanhoe Cambridge
Ivanhoe Cambridge is a large Canadian-based property owner, manager and developer. Its international real estate portfolio consists of more than 44 million square feet of retail space and includes around 70 regional and super-regional shopping centres. With this large portfolio, the company must be creative in managing its buildings' energy and resource use due to the number and variety of its tenants. Doing so successfully has been a team effort, but Doug Harman’s enthusiasm for everything green made him a natural fit to champion the company's environmental initiatives.
Full story: Ivanhoe

OPA's CHP RFP doesn't deliver the goods, says Casten
On January 19th, the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) announced a new power-related program that is meant to serve both Ontario's electricity users and the province's industrial backbone. The initiative, called Combined Heat and Power III (CHP III), is part of an integrated effort to support the provincial government's aggressive conservation and renewable energy targets. However, not all observers believe the proposal will succeed. Thomas Casten, Chairman of Recycled Energy Development LLC and an Energy Management columnist, was unimpressed by the announcement.
Full story: CHP

Mid-range contactors and overloads
Carlo Gavazzi introduces its new line of mid-range IEC contactors, overloads and accessories. more...
FT Ultra LED Docklight
For greater safety on the shipping/receiving dock, APS Resource introduces the new, energy saving, FT Ultra LED Docklight. more...
Marktech LED bulbs for indoor applications
Marktech LED Lighting introduces the EnergyLED E26 LED light bulb to its line of LED lighting products. This energy efficient bulb uses just 4.6 watts to generate 160 lumens of light. more...


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 fromĀ  business and industry.

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