FROM THE EDITOR:
The focus for this Energy Management issue is lighting — two features that relate to the use of LED lighting in parking lots. One offers a few basic tips, while the other describes the use of off-grid solar-powered LEDs in a new condominium development in Burlington, Ont. Regardless of what type of facility you run, there is some handy guidance.
We also include a video describing the success CN Tower's maintenance team has had with waste diversion and energy savings (including a big lighting retrofit), and the reason they were chosen as recipients of this year's PEM Plant Engineering & Maintenance Award.
Lastly, I had a chance to talk to Paul O'Brien about tidal and wave power in Scotland. Amazingly, Scotland is aiming for 2 GW of tidal and wave power to be on the grid by 2020. Learn more about it below. An interesting read, considering Nova Scotia Power is now dipping its toes in the tidal energy market.
Editor, Energy Management
Lighting efficiency series: The ultimate green lighting retrofit solution
By Greg Jones
Many companies have come to realize the tremendous value in switching to energy efficient light fixtures, enticed by savings of 50 per cent or more. Typically, existing fixtures are replaced with new fixtures such as T5 or T8 fluorescent lamps and ballasts. But there are alternatives that allow companies to use their existing fixtures – and enjoy the same savings. more...
Measure, map and manage
By Ken Sinclair
Our industry now has the power to measure and sensor almost every piece of building information and then map it to graphical representations to develop strategies for managing from anywhere, anytime. To effectively make this happen, we need to lower the cost of sensors and their installation, increase their reach by improving our presentation models while looking to the cloud for low cost management of dynamic building information. more...
Five tips for choosing LEDs for exterior lamping applications
The use of light emitting diodes, or LEDs, for exterior lamping applications has become a viable option for parking lot and street lighting over the past couple of years. The energy savings possible for municipalities and businesses can be remarkable, but to get full value from the adoption of LEDs, it's important to use the right approach. Bryan Charlebois, Director of Technical Sales for Ruud Lighting Canada offers these tips to anyone considering replacing older luminaires with LED technology. more...
Del Ridge uses solar LED parking lights as part of a comprehensive energy saving approach
Some lighting applications suit the use of off-grid solar to power them, and a number of companies are now marketing off-grid solar powered LED lamps in Canada. This takes the savings captured by using LEDs a step further by taking you off the grid altogether. more...
Riding Scotland's renewable wave – a potential energy boom
An international renewable energy contingency was in Ottawa recently for the Ocean Renewable Energy Group's (OREG) 2009 Fall Symposium. Prior to the event, which assembles Canada's ocean energy industry leadership and international associates who see the resource and economic opportunities our oceans and massive river systems offer, Scottish Development International hosted a workshop to highlight Scotland's achievements in the areas of tidal, current and wave energy and how those are able to be translated to other parts of the world.
Energy Management had a chance to talk to Paul O'Brien, head of Scottish Development International's Renewable Energy Sector, about Scotland's success so far and plans for the future. more...
Construct Canada / PM Expo / Green Building Conference, December 2-4, Metro Toronto Convention Centre, South Building
CanSIA Solar Conference 2009, December 7-8, Westin Harbour Castle, Toronto
Ontario Energy Network Lunch, Paul Murphy, President and CEO, Independent Electricity System Operator, January 12, Fairmont Royal York Hotel, Toronto
Globe 2010, March 24-26, Vancouver Convention Centre, Vancouver, B.C.
ENEX, May 11-12, Hamilton, Ontario
Check out the Calendar of Events on the Energy Management website for more upcoming industry seminars, conferences, shows and training sessions.
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