Renée Francoeur

Renée Francoeur

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May 29, 2017 - FortisBC recognized 11 B.C. organizations for their “dedication to conserving energy” recently with the 2017 Efficiency in Action Awards. Through their combined efforts, the award recipients have achieved an estimated 120,000 gigajoules (GJ) of annual natural gas savings, which is the equivalent of taking approximately 1200 gasoline-powered cars off the road, according to the utility.
May 29, 2017 - Schneider Electric Canada has announced the release of the latest version of its Global Adjustment solution for large energy users in Ontario. The solution is focused on Class A users who are participating in the Industrial Conservation Initiative (ICI), which is offered by the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and now includes customers from 500KW to 1MW and above.
May 24, 2017 - Simplux, a standalone wireless lighting control system designed for small- to mid-sized spaces up to 10,000 sf and/or up to 100 nodes, is now available from Osram.
May 17, 2017 - The New Brunswick government has announced it is investing more than $20 million this year in energy retrofits and renewable energy initiatives in public buildings.
May 17, 2017 - Alectra Utilities has presented The Wellington retirement and long-term care residence in Hamilton, Ont. with an $18,000 incentive cheque following its most recent lighting retrofit project.
May 12, 2017 - Energy Efficiency Alberta says it now boasts two online interactive sites to show how easy it is to cut down on utility bills—using smart power bars, thermostats and dimmer switches—while outlining rebates that can “save hundreds of dollars on up-front costs”.
May 10, 2017 - LEDtronics has announced its latest series of dimmable high-efficiency LED high-bay fixtures, which are DLC-listed low-profile units that output more lumens than the previous generation, while being more energy-efficient, the company claims. LEDtronics also says they are the “most affordable high-bay light fixtures” offered from the company to date.
May 9, 2017 - The German Energy Agency (dena) has announced the Energy Efficiency Award 2017 and private and public companies from across the world are invited to submit their entries by July 15.
May 9, 2017 - SaskPower says its new online energy efficiency assessment tool helps residential customers understand their energy usage and provides recommendations on how they could become more energy-efficient.
April 21, 2017 - Facility managers who measure the energy performance of their buildings are investing in energy-saving technologies and operational improvements in order to improve their buildings’ energy efficiency, according to a survey conducted by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) in 2016.
April 20, 2017 - The Bradford, Ont.-based Galata Chemicals plant was recognized recently by Alectra Utilities for reducing its electricity consumption by 28% through the utility’s Save on Energy Retrofit program.
April 20, 2017 - Residential Retail Products, a new Energy Efficiency Alberta program, says it will support homeowners and local Alberta contractors through rebates for insulation, tankless hot water heaters and windows.
April 7, 2017 - ERCO has launched new minimized spotlights in the Opton range so “even the smallest interior can now boast a qualitative lighting design without compromising on the standards of ERCO LED photometrics”.
April 6, 2017 - DuPont Protection Solutions is celebrating the 50th anniversary of DuPont Tyvek, a nonwoven material used in building enclosure applications.
April 4, 2017 - Rockwool, a producer of stone wool insulation, has introduced a new symbol and purpose statement that will be adopted by its subsidiary brands in North America.
March 31, 2017 - EnerQuality, a certifier of energy-efficient homes in Canada, says it has hit a milestone: labelling its 75,000th Energy Star home.
March 31, 2017 - More Nova Scotians will be able to lower their energy bills with increased government support for home efficiency improvements, according to the province.
March 22, 2017 - Mackenzie Health, a hospital serving the residents of the Regional Municipality of York Region in Ontario, was presented with a cheque in the amount of $127,314 and a Certificate of Achievement from Alectra Utilities earlier this week.
March 22, 2017 - Cree has widened its LED surface ambient offerings with the LS-FD high-efficiency linear luminaire. It delivers light quality and energy efficiency at 130 lumens per watt and serves as a replacement for linear fluorescent lighting in retail, industrial or commercial spaces.  
March 20, 2017 - Three new boilers at Eagle Park Lodge in Qualicum Beach, B.C. will save about $17,000 annually in costs, the Vancouver Island Health Authority reports, and in recognition of this reduction, FortisBC has awarded Island Health a $30,000 incentive for the boiler upgrade.
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