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Philips, Schneider Electric, Siemens and others make CDP’s “A” List

The international not-for-profit CDP (formally the Carbon Disclosure Project) issued its annual Climate Change Report this month and a number of industry players mentioned inside received a good grade. >> Read full article

Ontario launches 2015 energy guide for small businesses

Ontario says it has a new guide to help small businesses reduce energy use and manage costs. Helping Small Businesses Save Energy is a recently launched handbook on new programs and services to help businesses save money. >> Read full article

Direct Energy purchases Panoramic Power

Through its parent company Centrica, Direct Energy says it will acquire Panoramic Power, a provider of device-level energy management solutions, for $60 million. The acquisition builds upon an existing exclusive partnership between Panoramic Power and Direct Energy that began in June 2014. >> Read full article

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Net Zero Energy

Net Zero Energy project off to a start in Atlantic Canada

Provident Development recently hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of the first of five homes built in Atlantic Canada as part of a national project that will almost double the amount of Net Zero Energy homes in Canada. Provident notes it is the only homebuilder from Atlantic Canada to be selected for this initiative. >> Learn More…


Liquid Nanotint window insulation comes to Canada

Unlike dark window films, Liquid Nanotint has the ability to mitigate both radiant and conductive heat, reducing the load on HVAC systems in all climates while allowing buildings to benefit from the natural daylight gain, according to DryWired, the company that produces it. >> Read full article

Pentair’s Proair now with IP66

Pentair says it has now increased the protection level of its Hoffman Proair air conditioners NEMA 4 and NEMA 4X to IP66, especially for use in harsh and corrosive environments. >> Read full article

Osram’s Lightify integrates with Wink platform

Consumers can now build a more intelligent, connected home by integrating Lightify LED tunable white bulbs with the Wink platform, Osram Sylvania says. Both products are available to purchase online and in Home Depot stores nationwide. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

The Buildings Show 2015

Date & Location: Dec. 2-4 • Toronto
Info: Organizers claim The Buildings Show is “North America’s largest exposition, networking and educational event for design, construction and real estate”, as it encompasses six shows under one roof, including Construct Canada, PM Expo and IIDEXCanada. Hosted at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, the 2014 instalment featured around 1600 exhibits and 350 seminars and demonstrations, delivering the latest in products, technologies, best practices and applications. >> More Info

ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference 2015

Date & Location: Dec. 6-8 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The second annual ACEEE Intelligent Efficiency Conference is in Boston, Mass. at the Westin Waterfront. The conference brings together “energy efficiency and technology innovators and thought leaders to discuss evolving markets, to work on new policies and efficiency program strategies, and to explore new opportunities for energy savings.” >> More Info

Business-to-consumer Energy Smart Show 2016

Date & Location: May 14-15, 2016 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: What organizers are calling “the first of its kind,” the Energy Smart Show opens up at the International Centre in Mississauga this coming May. An energy efficiency-focused consumer event, it features exhibits by industry product and service providers, workshops and speakers, thought leaders and field experts, and government incentive program representatives. This “one-stop shop” will offer consumers a chance to learn how to reduce their energy usage and save money—at home, in the car, at the office, at the cottage, in their small business and more. The show is endorsed by the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance. >> More Info

2016 BOMA International Annual Conference

Date & Location: June 25-28, 2016 • Washington, D.C.
Info: The 2016 BOMA International Annual Conference is focused on best practices and emerging trends or issues, advancements and challenges the commercial real estate industry faces. It attracts over 3000 commercial real estate professionals, organizers say. The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 17 international affiliates. >> More Info