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Doors open for Canada’s first Net Zero Energy “sixplex”

Construction Voyer celebrated the completion of six Net Zero Energy condos in Laval’s Duvernay East community in Quebec recently. The condos, which the company says represent Canada’s first Net Zero Energy "sixplex", were built as part of a national project that will almost double the amount of Net Zero Energy homes in the country. >> Read full article

B.C.’s Catalyst Crofton mill shifts to ISO 50001

Catalyst Paper’s Crofton mill on Vancouver Island joined BC Hydro’s Strategic Energy Management (SEM) Program a few years ago and now consumes less while generating more. This is thanks to strategic energy management as well as the ISO 50001 standard. >> Read full article

ASHRAE calls for papers for 2017 Winter Conference

ASHRAE has announced a call for papers—on new tracks that address the changes in technology—for its 2017 Winter Conference in Las Vegas, Nev. from January 28 to February 1, 2017. >> Read full article

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GALLERY: NZE and code cracking with EnerQuality

GALLERY: NZE and code cracking with EnerQuality

EnerQuality, certifier of energy-efficient homes, cracked open the future of homebuilding during its 2016 Housing Innovation Forum in Toronto, examining what the industry will look like in a low-carbon economy as well as the next generation of codes, energy saving programs and trends. >> Learn More…


ANSI/CSA C448-2016 standard on ground source pumps

The C448 bi-national standard on the design and installation of ground source heat pump systems for commercial and residential buildings has just been published, CSA Group announced. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2013 and 2002 under the title, Design and installation of earth energy systems. >> Read full article

Cree and Cisco enable IoT with SmartCast PoE

Cree has introduced SmartCast Power over Ethernet (PoE), an “open platform that enables the Internet of Things (IoT) for buildings through better light”. The company says SmartCast PoE is the first LED platform that makes the Cisco Digital Ceiling framework ready for mass deployment and adoption. >> Read full article

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Thermoscreens Jet & C Range air curtains from Ouellet

Thermoscreens Jet & C Range air curtains from Ouellet

Ouellet Canada, in partnership with Thermoscreens (Barrie, Ont.), has added two series to its product offering: Jet Series air curtain designed for drive-through applications; and the fully programmable C Range Series for entrances, hallways, service doors, commercial buildings, etc. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

CHBA’s Net Zero Energy Builder Boot Camp

Date & Location: May 2 • Kelowna, B.C.
Info: In this 1-day intensive Net Zero Energy (NZE) Builder Boot Camp, hosted by the Canadian Home Builders Association and part of its 73rd national conference, you’ll hear from experienced builders and Energy Advisors on a variety of techniques for how to take a home to NZE performance. Lessons learned in past projects and the next steps along the “road” to NZE will be highlighted. >> More Info

ReWork Connected Home Summit

Date & Location: May 12-13 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Re.Work Connected Home Summit brings together leading industry players, new startups and breakthrough research to create smarter and more efficient homes. The event will showcase the next generation of home automation devices, powered by the Internet of Things, connected devices, low-cost sensors and more. >> More Info

Business-to-consumer Energy Smart Show 2016

Date & Location: May 14-15 • 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 • 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

ASHRAE 2016 conference

Date & Location: June 25-29 • St. Louis, Mo.
Info: The ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference will get underway at America’s Center Convention Complex and Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. “A new ‘Smart Building Systems’ track for this conference addresses the revolution in information technology applied to the built environment,” said Tom Kuehn, conference program chair. Organizers say the event will attract some 2500 conference attendees and meeting participants. >> More Info