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Dear readers:

Green building and LEED are the themes of this e-newsletter, a good focus considering that the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is holding its 3rd Annual National Conference in Vancouver. Below, you will find news on the 3-day event, including information on the Vancouver Convention Centre, a spectacular building that was recently awarded LEED Platinum certification. You will also find a column by Stephen Carpenter, the president of Enermodal, about changes and new requirements to the Canada LEED rating system. Beyond that, this e-newsletter includes plenty of news information about facilities throughout the country, and how they are saving energy.

Stay tuned for next week when Energy Management will take you into CompX Waterloo's Kitchener facility. CompX Waterloo was this year's winner of the Energy Management's ENEX Award, sponsored by Fluke.


John Gilson

VIDEO: News Update - May 31


CaGBC 3rd Annual National Conference in Vancouver
By John Gilson
This week the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) is hosting its 3rd Annual National Conference at the recently renovated Vancouver Convention Centre. The event, which runs from June 8-10, is all about LEED and sustainable construction.


LEED Canada 2009 – New requirements and opportunities
By Stephen Carpenter
The long-awaited revision to the Canadian LEED-NC rating system is finally here. With it come new requirements for building teams striving to achieve this sought-after certification, as well as new opportunities to push the envelope when it comes to greener buildings.


Four EllisDon projects achieve LEED certification
Four EllisDon projects have achieved LEED certification through the CaGBC (Canada Green Building Council). The projects are: 1. Bay Adelaide Centre (BAC) in Toronto (LEED CS Gold) – EllisDon was the Construction Manager for this project, owned and operated by Brookfield Properties. more...

Alberta government: Energy efficiency rebates provide rewards
In its inaugural year, the Government of Alberta says its energy efficiency rebate program has delivered more than 66,000 rebates to Albertan homeowners—worth more than $13 million—who have invested in environmental upgrades. more...

New national infrastructure strategy unveiled
Minister of Public Safety Vic Toews was joined by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) for the unveiling of the ''National Strategy and Action Plan for Critical Infrastructure''. more...

Fredericton company receives $350,000 investment from province
The Government of New Brunswick is investing $350,000 in Scott's Nursery Ltd., a Fredericton-area company, to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. more...

Waste Management opens new landfill gas-to-energy facility
Waste Management opened its new landfill gas-to-energy facility, which will collect landfill gas and convert it into green, renewable energy. more...

CBC/Radio-Canada going all LED
CBC/Radio-Canada is accelerating the replacement of incandescent TV production lighting with the LED variety in studios across the country. The initiative, according to CBC/Radio-Canada, will cut energy consumption significantly. more...

Starbucks goes LEED
Starbucks opened its first-ever LEED registered store in Canada, located at the corner of Bathurst and St. Clair in Toronto. This location is one of 12 Starbucks stores worldwide taking part in the company's LEED pilot project. more...

Union Gas introduces new energy-efficiency incentives
Union Gas has introduced two energy-efficiency incentives for business customers to mark Canadian Environment Week. Through the company's EnerSmart program, Union Gas says its business customers can access a wide variety of incentives. more...

Toronto opens City Hall Podium Green Roof
Mayor David Miller, together with Deputy Mayor Joe Pantalone and Councillor Kyle Rae, officially opened the City Hall Podium Green Roof on the first day of Doors Open Toronto 2010. According to a City of Toronto release, the event was attended by thousands of visitors. more...


Carlo Gavazzi solid state contactors and reversing contactors
Carlo Gavazzi has launched the REC Series of 3-phase solid state contactors and reversing contactors. The company says the REC Series is 20 times more durable than equivalent mechanical contactors and succeeds in handling high frequency switching. more...

Lind Equipment XP300LED work light
Lind Equipment's new XP300LED is a rechargeable, safe LED light approved for Class 1, Division 1, Group C&D locations in Canada and the US. The work light has three 3W bright LEDs that are rated for over 50,000 hours. more...

Appleton Mercmaster LED
This enclosed and gasketed LED luminaire is Appleton's energy-efficient alternative to traditional HID and high-intensity fluorescent lighting, says the company. The Mercmaster LED features a compact, extremely low-profile, which is ideal for installation in low clearance areas. more...


IED (Independent Electrical Distributors) 2010 AGM, June 14-16, 2010, Jasper, Alberta

ECAO (Electrical Contractors Association of Ontario) 2010 Indust, June 23-27, 2010, Kingston, Ontario

Ontario Centres of Excellence (OCE) Mind to Market Innovation, Friday June 25, 2010, Guelph, ON

The Canadian Institute's Energy Storage, Thursday July 7-8, 2010, Toronto, ON

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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