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EPCOR and South Bruce hope to create natural gas utility

EPCOR says it has joined three municipalities in the South Bruce region of Ontario to create a new natural gas distribution utility. The proposed utility will bring natural gas service to Kincardine, Huron-Kinloss, and Arran-Elderslie, located near Lake Huron and Georgian Bay. >> Read full article

Energy audit opportunity for Rankin Inlet homeowners

Would you like a free energy audit that could reduce your heating and electricity costs? The Government of Nunavut is looking for ten Rankin Inlet homeowners interested in having a certified energy management specialist determine the energy performance of their home and identify savings. >> Read full article

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Canadian businesses get new tool to tackle rising energy costs

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“Smart energy” hot issue at Connected+

“Smart energy” hot issue at Connected+

Over 250 people came out for the second edition of Connected+ (formerly Home Connect) to hear the latest on home automation, smart energy and take a glimpse into the future. The two-day conference featured over 30 speakers who touched on topics like smart energy market trends, smart windows and solar cladding as part of smart condos—just to name a few. >> Learn More…


Cree expands downlight portfolio with KR8 and LR6

Cree says it has introduced new KR8 and LR6 LED downlights, “designed to deliver better lighting performance and better value for new and existing commercial spaces”. >> Read full article

Hubbell adds NX intelligent daylighting

Hubbell Building Automation’s NX networked lighting controls now have added daylighting capability. The NXDS daylight sensor is designed for open loop operation, measuring natural light coming in through a window. >> Read full article

Ringdale’s CT Energy Monitor and Data Logger gives more insight

Ringdale Inc. has presented its new CT Energy Monitor and Data Logger with Ethernet connectivity for single- or three-phase power systems. The solution allows energy and facility managers to monitor and detect a variety of power issues. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

CIPHEX Roadshow Edmonton

Date & Location: Oct. 20 • Edmonton, Alta.
Info: The CIPHEX Roadshow continues in Edmonton. The one-day trade show gives plumbing and heating contractors, wholesalers, government representatives, engineers, technicians and other industry professionals the opportunity to meet with manufacturers and learn about new plumbing and hydronic and water treatment products and technologies. These include boilers, water softeners, air handlers and more. >> More Info

CIPHEX Roadshow Regina

Date & Location: Oct. 22 • Regina, Sask.
Info: The CIPHEX Roadshow continues in Regina. The trade show showcases plumbing, HVAC, hydronic and water treatment products. Admission is free but pre-registration is recommended. >> More Info

Kelowna InfraCanada 2015

Date & Location: Oct. 23 • Kelowna, B.C.
Info: The Infrared Training Center (ITC) and FLIR are hosting InfraCanada one-day conferences again this year. The Kelowna conference is one of the last ones and a way to “interact, learn and network with those people who have already been successful in applying the infrared camera and analysis techniques into challenging applications”. Registration is free. >> More Info

QUEST 2015

Date & Location: Oct. 26-28 • Toronto
Info: Quality Urban Energy Systems of Tomorrow (QUEST) is a non-profit organization that conducts research, engagement and advocacy to advance Smart Energy Communities in Canada. QUEST 2015, the organization’s 9th Annual Conference & Tradeshow, is titled “Getting Smart About Energy in Our Communities” and takes place at the Marriott Eaton Centre. >> More Info