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Robot’s “smooth moves” reduce energy up to 40%

By minimizing the acceleration of industrial robots via an optimization algorithm developed by researchers at Chalmers University of Technology, energy consumption can be reduced by up to 40% while retaining the given production time. >> Read full article

Clear career paths aid retention

More than three-quarters of employees report they would stay with their current employer if they knew their career path with the organization. >> Read full article

Connected+ announces 2015 speakers

Over 30 experts and leaders in their field will be making appearances at Connected+ in Toronto later this month. The event is tailored to meet the industry’s need for a “unified and collaborative forum, that paves the way to smart home success,” organizers say. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Abbotsford school achieves energy-modelling dream

Abbotsford school achieves energy-modelling dream

Known to locals as Abby Senior, the new Abbotsford Senior Secondary School in B.C. has achieved such sustainability that the school district developed a special Green Tour just to show off its engineering and technology. >> Learn More…


MaxLite’s StaxMAX LED high-output modules

MaxLite’s new UL 844-listed StaxMAX LED high-output modules are offered in flood and high-bay versions and rated for use in Class 1, Division 2 (C1D2) spaces, such as petroleum refineries, gasoline storage and dispensing areas, dry cleaning plants, spray finishing areas, aircraft hangars and utility gas plants. >> Read full article

Amerlux’s Curvano LED luminaires

The Curvano linear direct LED from Amerlux has a minimalist styled form factor for a range of commercial, retail and supermarket environments. >> Read full article

Streetworks Verdeon LED from Eaton

Streetworks Verdeon LED roadway luminaire incorporates AccuLED Optics technology, providing warm, white light, Eaton says, while ensuring maximum pole spacing and uniformity when replacing 50W to 150W high-pressure sodium fixtures. >> 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 Modelling 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 Modelling: From Concept to Facility Management” and covers modelling from start to finish through case study presentations. >> More Info