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Canada/U.S. efficiency investments “trending positive overall”

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) released its 9th Annual Industry Report, indicating stable energy efficiency expenditures in 2013 and suggesting growth in 2014 budgets. >> Read full article

Efficiency Nova Scotia to make business program better

After two complaints citing unfairness, Efficiency Nova Scotia says it has agreed to accelerate plans to change its Business Energy Solutions program by Aug. 1, 2015. These changes will allow for “greater transparency, consistency and fairness in the marketplace”, the organization said. >> Read full article

Berkeley researchers find that saving energy still cheap

Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the U.S. (Berkeley) say they have conducted the most comprehensive study yet of the full cost of saving electricity by U.S. utility efficiency programs and, now, have an answer: $0.046. >> Read full article

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SCADA and EMS to reduce electricity use

SCADA and EMS to reduce electricity use of California waterworks

University of California, Riverside engineers have received $3 million from the California Energy Commission to work with three water districts in Southern California to reduce electricity use when transporting and treating water. >> Learn More…


LEDtronics adds to corn bulb series

LEDtronics says its omni-directional LED corn bulbs emit light in all directions compared to the old-technology post tops that are larger and only illuminate 360 degrees around. >> Read full article

CertainTeed issues HPDs for fiberglass insulation

CertainTeed says it has raised the bar for product transparency in the insulation marketplace, issuing the “industry’s first Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for fiberglass insulation.” >> Read full article

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GE, Qualcomm to bring indoor-positioning technology to retailers

GE, Qualcomm to bring indoor-positioning technology to retailers

Retail shopping for tech-savvy customers is about to get interesting, say GE Lighting and Qualcomm Atheros, a subsidiary of Qualcomm Incorporated. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

FCM 2015 Annual Conference & Tradeshow

Date & Location: June 5-8 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: Organizers of the Federation of Canadian Municipalities’ upcoming annual conference and tradeshow say the event is shaping up to be the best ever. Join FCM in Edmonton and network with nearly 2000 municipal leaders. >> More Info

Recommissioning for Buildings Workshop

Date & Location: June 15 • Guelph, Ont.
Info: A full-day workshop will introduce building owners and managers to the benefits and processes of building recommissioning (RCx). The session is one of the Dollars to $ense workshops offered by Natural Resources Canada's Office of Energy Efficiency. >> More Info

ASHRAE 2015 Annual Conference

Date & Location: June 27-July 1 • Atlanta, Ga.
Info: Founded in 1894, ASHRAE members focus on building systems, energy efficiency, indoor air quality, refrigeration and sustainability. The 2015 Annual Conference in Atlanta will have “a strong focus on the design, construction and operation of high-performance buildings”, said David Claridge, conference chair. >> More Info