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Manitoba is big on BEEP program

Manitoba says it will renew the Brandon Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) for another four years. The program provides lower-income people with experience in the skilled trades “while also making local buildings more environmentally friendly”. >> Read full article

PowerStream, Collus launch home reporting with Opower

PowerStream and Collus PowerStream announced they are bringing Ontario’s first behavioural energy-efficiency program to their regions as part of the Conservation First Framework. In partnership with Opower, a provider of cloud-based software for the utility industry, PowerStream and Collus say they “will give customers a more personalized experience and more control over their energy use.” >> Read full article

Inside Tenneco’s Cambridge plant

In 2013, Tenneco—one of the world’s largest producers and distributors of automotive exhaust systems— began looking for an energy-efficient alternative to its costly, hot and high-maintenance 1000W metal halide highbays at its 675,000-sf manufacturing and distribution facility in Cambridge, Ont. >> Read full article

 Featured News 
New Afton Mine delivers on ISO 50001

New Afton Mine delivers on ISO 50001

When gold producer New Gold hired a BC Hydro-funded Industrial Energy Manager in 2011 and officially opened New Afton mine 15 km west of Kamloops, B.C. in 2012, it was a chance to work with BC Hydro to pursue the first ISO 50001 certification at a mine in North America. >> Learn More…


USAI’s BabyLED “shallowest in world”

BabyLED is the “shallowest recessed LED downlight housing in the world,” says USAI Lighting. Measuring less than 3-in. tall, BabyLED delivers over 1150 lumens in a variety of white colour temperatures, all from a 3-in. aperture. >> Read full article

RECALL: Carrier PTACs and PTHPs due to fire hazard

According to the U.S. CPSC, Carrier is recalling roughly 285,000 packaged terminal air-conditioners (PTACs) and packaged terminal heat pumps (PTHPs) sold under the Bryant, Carrier and Fast brand names because the power cord plug can overheat, posing a fire hazard to consumers. >> Read full article

Modern Forms’ Helix LED wall sconce

Featuring “dramatic curves and contours”, Modern Forms says its indoor/outdoor LED Helix wall sconce is “sleek and commanding,” delivering “interest-generating” illumination with uplights and downlights. >> 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

EMC and NRCan’s Energy Summit

Date & Location: May 17-18 • Niagara Falls, Ont.
Info: Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Industrial Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) says it is bringing together the country’s leading energy subject-matter-experts, industry leaders and energy efficiency suppliers, to share best practices and the latest innovations in industrial energy efficiency on a national stage. Energy Summit 2016 is building the case for ‘Efficiency Meets Profitability’, providing the latest resources, tools and information essential for Canadian businesses to maximize growth and improve profits, while reducing their environmental impact. >> 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