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BC businesses–there’s ONE DAY LEFT to submit your entry to win!
Today is the very last day in BC Hydro’s contest to find the next makeover candidate for an energy-efficiency transformation worth up to $35,000. Have you applied yet? READ...

The low-hanging fruit of energy management
Last fall, Energy Management Canada was invited to an exclusive Editor Day event put on by Schneider Electric US, where some of the company’s top execs explained the multinational’s global repositioning, and the way it will go to market under EcoStruxure. Click here to read what editor Anthony Capkun learned.

Managing plug load is the next challenge for energy-efficient buildings
Take a quick look at a typical office–what many of our everyday items have in common is that they plug directly into the building’s electrical system and constitute a building’s plug load. But what exactly is plug load, and what strategies can we use to control it? READ...

Making the invisible visible - how to see the concepts we feel
As an industry, it’s important that we depict our invisible cornerstones of comfort, energy and environmental impact. We now have amazing anywhere graphics that can morph into real-time digital signage to take our message to the world, but have we truly thought about what we will say? Read more here.

PEI Plant switches to natural gas to reduce costs
Cavendish Farms has announced that it will invest in new technology to use natural gas with the goal of achieving a significant reduction in greenhouse gas emissions at the New Annan plant. What does it hope to accomplish?

Onset and NorthWrite collaborate on energy monitoring solution
Onset and NorthWrite have partnered to deliver an integrated, real-time energy monitoring solution for use in a pilot project that tracks whole-building electric use in 20 commercial buildings throughout New York. Read the details here...

ASHRAE wants to hear from you
ASHRAE and the Illuminating Engineering Society (IES) have teamed up to revise ANSI/ASHRAE/IESNA Standard 100-2006, Energy Conservation in Existing Buildings, to provide greater guidance and a more comprehensive approach, and they want your feedback. READ...

Honeywell completes first round of energy upgrades at university
Honeywell says it has completed its first energy-efficient building upgrade at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, which will save the school an estimated $620,000 in annual energy costs. What were the upgrades and conservation measures?

Ontario’s Chapelview affordable housing project achieves milestone
The Chapelview affordable housing project in Brampton, Ont., has become the first LEED (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Canada Platinum affordable housing building, and one of only about a fifteen LEED NC Platinum buildings in the country, it said. What makes it LEED-certified?

Napa Valley winery uses integrated CO2 heating and cooling system
Somerston Wine Co. claims that it features the first ever integrated CO2 heating and cooling system to be implemented in a winery. The winery occupies a renovated 12,000-sf barn situated in the eastern mountains of Napa Valley on Somerston’s 1,682-acre ranch, and was designed to be functional, practical and energy-efficient, it said. Read more here.



Energy Matters Summit, May 2 – 3, Mississauga, Ont.

Annual Ontario Energy Industry Networking PartyWoodbine Downs Racetrack, May 6, Toronto, Ont.

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.

“Selling Energy Solutions” Workshop, August 25 – 26, Las Vegas, Nev.

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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