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Efficiency Nova Scotia takes off on summer road trip

Efficiency Nova Scotia says it is hitting the road again, supporting community events, festivals and regional exhibitions across the province on its annual summer tour to speak with Nova Scotians about how to save energy and money on their power bills. >> Read full article

Improving performance with data?

Companies should think twice before adopting data-driven management tools designed to spark friendly competition among employees. While these tools may work well in company cultures that promote employee competition, research shows they are likely to backfire in collaborative, team-based work environments. >> Read full article

Mining companies with TSM now eligible for federal funding

Mining companies that are pursuing energy management best practices to increase energy efficiency and reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions through the Towards Sustainable Mining (TSM) initiative can now qualify for funding through the Canadian Industry Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC), a division of Natural Resources Canada (NRCan). >> Read full article

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National Steel Car

National Steel Car retrofit saves over 2 million kWh

Horizon Utilities Corp. says its work with National Steel Car (the only producer of railroad cars in Canada, according to the company) for greater efficiencies has paid off; the company has saved an estimated 2,192,400 kWh per year through a $247,000 saveONenergy retrofit incentive. >> Learn More…


Dialog stand-alone room controller from Douglas

Douglas Lighting Controls’ new Dialog room controller is a stand-alone lighting control device for offices, classrooms and defined spaces. The device has four relays, four independent 0-10V dimming channels, and an optional two-relay expansion pack that is UL924 certified for controlling emergency lighting. >> Read full article

Schneider Electric’s new micro data centre solutions

A new micro data centre solution portfolio is available from Schneider Electric. Delivered in a single enclosure, the solutions include power, cooling and management software to support a self contained, secure computing environment. >> Read full article

Beghelli introduces Acciaio Eco LED

Beghelli says its new Acciaio Eco LED is the “evolution of a luminaire class.” Acciaio is rated IP66 for installation in wet location and dust filled environments; it is also suitable for wash down areas with high psi. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

Niagara Falls InfraCanada 2015

Date & Location: Sept. 18 • Niagara Falls, Ont.
Info: The Infrared Training Center (ITC) and FLIR are hosting InfraCanada one-day conferences across the country, starting in Niagara Falls. Infrared cameras are opening a new world of opportunities allowing thermographers innovative ways to solve technical challenges easier. Interact, learn and network with people who have already been successful in applying the infrared camera and analysis techniques and also receive recertification credits that can be applied to your current ITC certification level. >> More Info

WEEC 2015 World Energy Engineering Congress

Date & Location: Sept. 30-Oct.1 • Orlando, Fla.
Info: Organizers of the 38th World Energy Engineering Congress (WEEC) say the conference and expo will explore “the complete spectrum” of technologies and services of importance to delegates. WEEC also serves as the annual convention of the Association of Energy Engineers. >> More Info

ASHRAE Energy Modelling Conference 2015

Date & Location: Sept. 30-Oct.3 • Atlanta, Ga.
Info: The conference builds on past ASHRAE Energy Modeling conferences by addressing the industry need for “how to” do certain aspects of energy and building simulation. The conference theme is “Making the Difference with Modeling: From Concept to Facility Management” and covers modeling from start to finish through case study presentations. >> More Info