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ACEEE presents Champion of Energy Efficiency in Industry Awards

The former CEO of Nova Scotia’s EfficiencyOne was among those honoured recently at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)’s Summer Study conference on energy efficiency in industry. >> Read full article

Salary growth to slow

Canadian employers are expecting salaries to rise by an average of 2.5 per cent in 2016. This is down somewhat from the average 2.8 per cent salary increase expected this year, according to new research from Morneau Shepell. >> Read full article

What is Starbucks’ energy efficiency problem?

Starbucks is looking for a saviour. According to its recently issued annual sustainability report, Starbucks is having trouble meeting its goal to reduce energy use by 25% by 2015. >> Read full article

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Energy Star Awards winners announced

Energy Star Awards winners announced

Winners of the 2015 Energy Star Market Transformation Awards were recently announced by Natural Resources Canada. The awards are presented to utilities, manufacturers, retailers, associations and homebuilders who have demonstrated “exemplary performance in developing and promoting the most energy-efficient products and homes in the market”. >> Learn More…


DLM fixture-integrated controls from WattStopper

WattStopper has launched a suite of Digital Lighting Management (DLM) fixture-integrated control products, providing engineers, contractors, and building owners a way to incorporate individual fixture control into open office environments. The controls include: an individual fixture controller, a zone controller for power and connectivity to DLM sensors and switches; and a power booster to support large numbers of fixture controllers. >> Read full article

MaxLite adds L-Form to linear fixture offerings

MaxLite has added to its portfolio of architectural-grade linear fixtures with the L-Form, a slender LED luminaire for narrow suspended or surface mounted interior applications. >> Read full article

LEDtronics’ HBL004 series of LED bay lights

LEDtronics’ UL-listed HBL004 series of low-profile bay lights comes in four fixtures ranging from 60W to 200W for replacing 250W up to 600W old-technology metal halide and high-pressure sodium bay lights. The IP66-rated fixtures also have a magnesium-alloy housing. >> 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

OSPE Exergy course

Date & Location: Sept. 22 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Ontario Society of Professional Engineers (OSPE) is hosting a one-day course on Exergy Analysis & Energy Efficiency: Application in Energy & Chemical Industries. According to OSPE, Exergy analysis has recently become a new, distinct discipline in design and optimization of energy systems. The course is presented by Ali Hoss, a senior energy analyst at CLEAResult, and runs from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. >> More Info

Connected+ 2015

Date & Location: Sept. 28-29 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: Connected+ (formerly Home Connect) is a Toronto event tailored to meet the industry’s need for a “unified and collaborative forum that paves the way to smart home success.” From wearables, home automation, smart security, smart energy, or even connected health, Connected+ says it promises a 360 degree view on the industry. >> 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