Peter Saunders

Peter Saunders

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February 20, 2019 – Today, Canada’s federal minister of environment and climate change, Catherine McKenna, announced support through the Climate Action Fund for the Canada Green Building Council’s (CaGBC’s) promotion of zero-carbon building retrofits and construction.
February 19, 2019 – Intermatic, which manufactures energy management and lighting control systems, has entered a strategic partnership throughout North America with Italy’s LAE Electronic, which specializes in compact refrigeration controls, such as digital thermostats, lighting relays, adaptive defrost controls and anti-fogging elements.
February 13, 2019 – The Iron Ore Company of Canada has undertaken a process integration (PI) study at its facilities in Labrador City, N.L., to identify measures to reduce its total thermal energy consumption, thus reducing its costs.
February 12, 2019 – Claridge Homes has contracted Sharc Energy Systems and Argus Environmental to deploy Sharc’s wastewater heat recovery technology (example pictured) for an all-electric affordable housing development in Ottawa.
February 11, 2019 – Electrical products provider Wesco International has entered a definitive agreement to acquire assets of Sylvania Lighting Solutions (SLS) from Osram Sylvania. The transaction is expected to close in March.
February 8, 2019 – Canadian Bio-Systems, which develops enzyme supplements, feed enhancers, flavours and pellet binders for the agricultural sector, recently updated the illumination in its Calgary manufacturing plant to achieve substantial energy savings.
February 6, 2019 – The Fort Garry Hotel, a landmark of downtown Winnipeg, was recently digitally upgraded to save energy and maintenance costs.
February 5, 2019 – Enwave Canada has announced a $100-million expansion of its deep lake water cooling (DLWC) system, which pumps water from Lake Ontario to cool commercial and residential high-rises, government buildings, hospitals and educational facilities in Toronto’s downtown core.
February 4, 2019 – The city of Mississauga, Ont., received multiple awards last week in recognition of its energy management efforts.
February 1, 2019 – The Zhaga Consortium, a global lighting industry association, and the Digital Illumination Interface Alliance (DiiA) are jointly developing a certification program to ensure interoperability between LED luminaires and components for Internet of Things (IoT) applications.
January 31, 2019 – The new Nirvana smart fan from Modern Forms can be controlled via radio-frequency (RF) wall panel or mobile app, so adjustments to save energy can be made from anywhere.
January 31, 2019 – The Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) says a skills gap in zero-carbon building construction represents $24.3 billion in lost gross domestic product (GDP) in Ontario alone and must be addressed to meet the nation’s climate change goals.
January 30, 2019 - Schneider Electric, which provides low- to medium-voltage power management systems and automation software, has launched the 2019 edition of its Go Green in the City student competition.
January 25, 2019 – At the recent International Air-Conditioning, Heating, Refrigerating Exposition (AHR Expo), Xylem introduced its Bell & Gossett (B&G) brand's new Series e-HSC double-suction centrifugal hydraulic pumps, designed specifically for commercial HVAC systems.
January 24, 2019 – Energy-efficient lighting manufacturer and marketer MaxLite has hired Spencer Bolgard as president and chief operating officer (COO). He joins the company from Phoenix Contact, where he served as general manager (GM) for the U.S. and vice-president (VP) of device connectors for the Americas.
January 23, 2019 - Through Natural Resources Canada’s (NRCan’s) Energy Innovation Program, the federal government is contributing $3.9 million toward the nearly $58-million construction of what will reportedly be Canada’s first high-rise, mixed-use, multi-unit residential net-zero-energy building in London, Ont.
January 22, 2019 - Eguana Technologies has selected and certified Pason Power’s Intelligent Energy Management System (iEMS) to provide autonomous control of its Elevate energy storage system for commercial and industrial (C&I) facilities.
January 21, 2019 – Magic Lite, which provides LED-based architectural lighting products form a warehouse in Burlington, Ont., and through distribution channels across Canada, has appointed Paul Morrow national sales manager.
January 17, 2019 – Toronto-based flow equipment manufacturer Armstrong Fluid Technology has designed Active Performance Management software to learn, predict, automatically adjust and make optimization recommendations for heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) efficiency.
January 16, 2019 – The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers’ (ASHRAE’s) board has approved a US$15.7 million budget to renovate the building that will become its new global headquarters (HQ), with the goal of achieving net-zero energy efficiency.
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