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FortisBC’s $155-million milestone for energy efficiency programs

FortisBC received approval from the British Columbia Utilities Commission to invest more than $155 million into conservation and energy efficiency programs in 2023, marking the highest annual investment by the energy utility to date. “We’re always looking for innovative solutions to help lower energy use and reduce greenhouse gas emissions in sustainable and affordable ways for our customers,” said Joe Mazza, vice-president, Energy Supply and Resource Development.

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AimLite arranges new representation in BC and the GTA

Emergency lighting player AimLite announced a change in agency representation in British Columbia and the Greater Toronto Area. Representing AimLite in the British Columbia territory is Symmetry Lighting; for the GTA, AimLite has turned to STL Lighting Group.

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ERA reveals $50-MIL “Reshaping Energy Systems” competition

Emissions Reduction Alberta is launching a funding competition to advance technologies that “enable a more resilient, efficient, and reliable energy system”. The $50-million “Reshaping Energy Systems” call for proposals is exploring energy transport and distribution technology, energy storage, digital solutions for energy management, demonstrating grid-interactive building efficiency technologies, low-emission vehicle infrastructure and fleets. “ERA funding provides an opportunity to put these technologies to the test [...]” said Grant Wiens, director, Engineering, Fortis. » Learn more

Lights out for Universal Douglas Lighting

In a letter to its customers, Universal Douglas Lighting Americas announced it is ceasing operations. In a separate statement provided to Electrical Business Magazine, chief restructuring officer Steve Wybo points to “the lasting impact of the Covid-19 pandemic”, which has “hit all sides” of the company through a “combination of shortages, delays and high costs in industries vital to the LED industry”. » Learn more

Funding for energy-efficient affordable housing in New Brunswick and Nova Scotia

The Green Municipal Fund’s Sustainable Affordable Housing initiative is providing funding to several projects in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick: “Today’s announcement means that many families in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick, including 40 in Dartmouth-Cole Harbour, will have a safe place to call home. A place that’s affordable. A place that’s energy-efficient,” said Darren Fisher, MP for Dartmouth-Cole Harbour. » Read more

Explore high-performance buildings at BOMA 2023

Organizers of the BOMA 2023 International Conference & Expo say the event will address “all the current and upcoming trends affecting commercial real estate, including high-performance buildings, return to work, public safety, sustainability, diversity, equity and inclusion, supply chain and staffing shortages, talent development and resilient design”. » Learn more


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