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B.C.’s REnEW program gives participants second chance

The latest participants in British Columbia’s Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) program are learning hands-on construction skills and energy-efficiency fundamentals while helping Habitat for Humanity complete a social housing project in Peachland, B.C. >> Read full article

Bringing back boomerangers

There’s a new type of candidate circling the hiring pool: the boomerang employee who leaves an organization only to rejoin it in the future. >> Read full article

SimpTek Technologies to pilot data analytics with NB Power

SimpTek Technologies and NB Power are launching a pilot project that will see the Fredericton, N.B. company provide real-time data analytics on residential energy use to NB Power on a limited trial basis. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
What does a Net Zero Energy home look like, anyway?

What does a Net Zero Energy home look like, anyway?

We’re not sure what a Net Zero Energy (NZE) home is supposed to look like but, if it’s anything like the one built by Reid’s Heritage Homes—then they’re pretty darn sweet! Energy Manager was on hand September 11 for the unveiling of Canada’s newest NZE home, built in Guelph, Ont. >> Learn More…


New Plug Load Controller from Enlighted

The new Plug Load Controller from Enlighted is designed to reduce unnecessary outlet energy use through intelligent control. >> Read full article

“Get Control of Your Lighting” with LCA brochure

The Lighting Controls Association’s (LCA) new 8-page colour brochure “Get Control of Your Lighting” describes the opportunity for building owners to reduce energy costs while gaining flexibility and information through the application of lighting control strategies. >> Read full article

Hubbell’s IFC stand-alone lighting controller

Hubbell Building Automation has introduced the new IFC in-fixture controller. The IFC device offers stand-alone lighting control with unified motion and daylight sensing. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

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

3rd Annual Manitoba Building Expo

Date & Location: Oct. 6 • Winnipeg, Man.
Info: Register now for the 3rd annual Manitoba Building Expo at the Victoria Inn and Conference Centre in Winnipeg. This free event will again serve as the showcase for all the latest products and technologies for commercial and institutional buildings, as well as a learning and networking opportunity for industry professionals. >> More Info

CIPHEX Roadshow Burnaby

Date & Location: Oct. 15 • Burnaby, B.C.
Info: The one-day trade shows and seminars that make up the CIPHEX Roadshow will be touring across Canada this fall, starting in Burnaby, B.C. The Roadshow showcases plumbing, HVAC, hydronic and water treatment products and gives plumbing and heating contractors, wholesalers, government representatives, engineers, technicians and other industry professionals the opportunity to meet with manufacturers and learn about new products and technologies. >> More Info