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FEATURED NEWS: GALLERY: The Buildings Show (December 2015)
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Hopper and Phillips in the doghouse thanks to CertainTeed

Celebrity-built doghouses and $2500 Lowe’s gift cards await Victoria Hopper of Chatham-Kent, Ont., and Jackie Phillips of Lethbridge, Alta., the winners of CertainTeed’s “Get into the Doghouse with CertainTeed Insulation” contest. >> Read full article

PepsiCo Winnipeg goes “power smart” with LEDs

The PepsiCo facility in Winnipeg, Man. says it needs an efficient, clean, and safe work space that is also environmentally and cost-conscious to keep operations moving smoothly. Recent upgrades—with the assistance of Manitoba Hydro’s Power Smart Commercial Lighting Program—to the facility’s lighting help accomplish that goal. >> Read full article

SustainCo announces $200K HVAC contract for townhouses

SustainCo Inc. has announced that SustainCo Solutions & Services, through its wholly owned investee, VCI Controls Inc., has been awarded and commenced work for a contract worth over $200,000 by a Greater Toronto Area (GTA) real estate developer, for the supply and installation of HVAC and related equipment in a townhouse development. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
Energy 2015

GALLERY: The Buildings Show (December 2015)

It was elbow-to-elbow on the floor of The Buildings Show 2015 in Toronto as Construct Canada, PM Expo, HomeBuilder & Renovator Expo, the World of Concrete Pavilion, and IIDEXCanada combined to set up exhibitions, bestow awards, and host summits. Show organizers estimated there were over 30,000 attendees. >> Learn More…


RECALL: GE Zoneline HVAC units

GE has issued a recall for about 33,500 of its Zoneline packaged terminal air conditioners (PTAC) and heating units. It says moisture from outdoor air can accumulate near the unit’s heater when it is operated with the vent door continuously open. This, along with two shorted electrical components, can create an electrical ground path and arcing, posing a risk of fire. >> Read full article

MaxLite cooler and freezer lamps

MaxLite’s LED cooler and freezer lamps come in four lengths, ranging from 36 in. to 72 in., with corresponding outputs of 8W to 23W. They are also offered in a colour temperature of 4100K and feature a low mounting height. >> Read full article

Distech Controls adds EC-Smart-Air to Allure series

Distech Controls has added the EC-Smart-Air—a three-in-one sensor, combining temperature, humidity and CO2—to its Allure communicating sensor series. The company notes this sensor is suited for projects that require “precise” environmental sensing such as hospitals. >> Read full article

 Event Calendar 

EQ Housing Innovation Forum 2016

Date & Location: Feb. 25, 2016 • Richmond Hill, Ont.
Info: At the EQ Housing Innovation Forum, delegates will discuss the future of homebuilding, including new requirements in the Ontario Building Code and Energy Star for New Homes taking effect in 2017, as well as the next generation of government and utility programs. >> 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