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Canada’s RETScreen software hits 800K global users

The RETScreen Clean Energy Management Software is celebrating a major milestone reports Gregory Leng, creator of the RETScreen platform. “I am happy to announce that the RETScreen software just passed 800,000 users in all countries! 45,000 new users in the past 12 months alone.” RETScreen is a comprehensive platform that enables professionals and decision-makers to identify and assess the viability of potential energy efficiency, renewable energy and co-generation projects.

Métis Nation–Saskatchewan establishing EnerGuide Capacity Initiative

Natural Resources Canada is providing $414,000 in funding to the Métis Nation–Saskatchewan (MN-S) to establish the MN-S EnerGuide Capacity Initiative. The project aims to increase awareness of home energy efficiency, and build capacity for Indigenous energy advisors and EnerGuide home energy evaluation services for Métis in Saskatchewan.

Noventa scores $100-MIL loan to provide energy-as-a-service

The Canada Infrastructure Bank and Noventa Energy Partners have concluded a financial agreement on an investment toward retrofit projects. “Increasing the energy efficiency of Canada’s buildings is key to reaching net-zero by 2050,” said Dominic LeBlanc, Minister of Intergovernmental Affairs, Infrastructure and Communities. “Through this investment from the Canada Infrastructure Bank, building operators will be able to access financing that will allow them to accelerate the implementation of energy efficiency measures.”


Toronto condo heat pump retrofit – “decarbonization at scale”

Built in 2003, a 10-storey condo located at 120 Lombard St. in the heart of the city, is a short walk from all the big-city attractions: shopping, dining and entertainment. “I like it, and I can’t leave because everything else is getting so expensive,” says Karima Dharssi, P.Eng., a senior electrical engineer and a resident of the building since 2010. Dharssi is a member of the condo board and has been instrumental in spearheading energy efficiency initiatives including LED lighting retrofits and more recently the installation of new air-to-water heat pumps. » Learn more

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Legrand strengthens offering with Encelium acquisition

Legrand has acquired Encelium, a Canadian-based manufacturer of advanced commercial lighting controls. “The synergy with Encelium was evident from the start—not only from a product and innovation standpoint, but from their ‘people first’ approach that drives their innovation, and their commitment to enhancing the experience of everyone that comes in contact with their products,” said Andrea Lamieri, general manager, Building Control Systems, Legrand. » Read more

Ontario raises cap on Energy Affordability Program eligibility

The province says it is helping households “reduce their energy use and save money” by updating the eligibility requirements for the Energy Affordability Program, which provides free home efficiency upgrades. “With this update to the Energy Affordability Program, Ontario is ensuring access to free home energy efficiency upgrades like insulation, smart thermostats, and energy-efficient refrigerators and air-conditioners,” said Todd Smith, Minister of Energy. » Read more


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