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Since my last message to you, we’ve made good on our promise to make things easier to find on our website. Now, News is found under News; Features are found under Articles & Columns; while Products & Solutions are divided across six (6) straightforward categories:

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Anthony Capkun


Obama plans to win the future via Better Buildings Initiative
In his recent State of the Union address, U.S. President Obama laid out his vision for winning the future by investing in innovative clean energy technologies and doubling the share of electricity from clean energy sources by 2035. Read how he proposes to improve energy efficiency in commercial buildings across the country.

Sika Corp., Industry Products Division, establishes FFI Business Unit for North American market
Following the announced acquisition of May National last October, Sika Corporation, Industry Products Division, is now establishing a FFI Business Unit to better serve the needs of customers in the North American Facades, Fenestration and Insulating Glass marketplace. READ...

Okanagan and Kootenays small businesses can FLIP for savings
Small businesses in the Okanagan and Kootenays can now upgrade to energy-efficient lighting systems at virtually no cost, thanks to a new $5-million program sponsored by the Province of British Columbia and FortisBC. Read the details here...

Miralis - Simultaneously increasing production and decreasing energy consumption
Increasing production while lowering energy consumption is at the heart of most economically successful energy efficiency initiatives. Miralis is making more custom kitchen cabinets and doing so with less energy than ever thanks to innovative improvements to process and technology. READ...

WattStopper contribution helps secure UC Davis Arthur H Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency
A $10,000 contribution from WattStopper has helped the University of California at Davis achieve the financial goal required to endow the new Arthur H. Rosenfeld Chair in Energy Efficiency. READ...

Building code in Alberta needs to update its energy efficiency standards
Five associations and councils havve embarked on a public campaign to raise awareness of the Government of Alberta’s need to update its energy efficiency standards when it comes to the Alberta Building Code. Find out why…


Metropolitan Solutions - Hannover Messe, April 4 – 8, Hannover, Germany

Canadian Conference on Building Science & Technology, May 10 – 13, Winnipeg, Man.

AIA National Convention & Design Exposition, May 12 – 14, New Orleans, La.

Lightfair, May 15 – 19, Philadelphia, Pa.

2011 RETScreen Annual Conference and Training Institute, June 20 – 22, Niagara Falls, Ont.

Ride for Habitat, August 21, Ont.

Construct & CSI Annual Convention, September 14 – 16, Chicago, Ill.

USGBC Greenbuild, October 4 – 7, Toronto, Ont.

Construct Canada, November 30 – December 2, Toronto, Ont.

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