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National Home Show, Toronto - February 2011
EBMag’s Alyssa Dalton visited the National Home Show in Toronto, not because she needed a new iron, but because some industry players–namely Eaton Canada and Sonepar Canada–were exhibiting. In a bold move, these players clearly feel that targeting end users is a viable method for pushing end user demand for solar, wind, surge protection and more. Click here for details...

CSA Group’s $14-million global HQ unveiling Fall 2010
In October 2010, we were invited to CSA Group’s official unveiling of its new energy-efficient, $14-million headquarters at its refurbished location on Rexdale Boulevard in Toronto, where it has operated since 1954. Check out our tour of the testing labs...

Exclusive insight into Schneider Electric and energy management
In Sept. 2010, Schneider Electric conducted an exclusive “Editors’ Event” for North American media. Moderated by Schneider’s Global Chief Marketing Officer, Aaron Davis, the panelists included: Jeff Drees, president, Schneider U.S.; Paul Hamilton, Sr. VP, Energy Efficiency Programs, Schneider; Ruben Alvarez, director, Midwest Design & Construction, AT&T Corporate Real Estate; Mike Blake, president, Palladium Technologies; and Ken Bauwens, owner, Jamerson & Bauwens. WATCH it here...


ISO announces target date for upcoming energy management standard
ISO (International Organization for Standardization) has announced a third-quarter 2011 target date for publishing its ISO 50001 International Standard for energy management, which it claims will establish a framework for industrial plants, commercial facilities or entire organizations to manage energy. What will the document highlight?

GE Lighting aims to “reveal future” with 47-city Revolution Tour
Calling all lighting professionals and designers, distributors, architects, contractors, facility maintenance and utility executives for a sneak peek of the “brightest lighting technologies on the horizon this year and beyond” through the upcoming GE Lighting Revolution Tour. Which Canadian cities are on the tour?

Ontario residents told to “saveONenergy” through province-wide campaign
Since February 28, the Ontario Power Authority and local electricity distribution companies have been rolling out a four-week multimedia awareness campaign to explain how consumers and businesses can conserve energy and better manage their electricity costs. READ...

EFC announces the members of its newly-formed Communications Committee
Last month, EFC’s new Communications Committee, that includes marketing and communications professionals from within the industry, met for the first time to discuss objectives and to review the communications plan moving forward.
See who the members are and what they discussed...

Venstar Surveyor EMS now installed at more than 13,000 locations across North America
According to Venstar, more than 13,000 locations in North America, including Family Dollar and other retail stores, are now equipped with its Surveyor Energy Management System (EMS), reducing the combined chains’ energy use by 1.3 billion kilowatt hours. READ...

Acuity Brands acquires Sunoptics
Acuity Brands Inc., an energy-efficient lighting and control solutions company, has acquired for cash Sacramento, Calif.-based Sunoptics, a provider of high-performance, prismatic daylighting products. Read the details here...

Canadian fluorescent lamp recycling program surpasses 2M milestone ahead of schedule
Canada’s first mercury-containing lamp stewardship program, Take back the Light, says it has exceeded its first milestone—the safe recycling of more than 2 million lamps—six months ahead of schedule. “Two million lamps represents more than 60 kg (130 lbs) of mercury captured and diverted from disposal,” said Jo-Anne St. Godard, executive director of the Recycling Council of Ontario. READ...



2011 ASHRAE’s Energy Modeling Conference: Tools for Designing High Performance Buildings Conference, April 4 – 6, Atlanta, Ga.

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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