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Energy efficiency programming to support retrofits, greenhouses, local grids

The Ontario government launched the Peak Perks program, as well as three new/enhanced programs, including an expanded custom Retrofit program for business, municipalities and other institutions, support for greenhouse growers in southwestern Ontario, and enhancements to the existing Local Initiatives Program.

BOMA BEST Smart Buildings Certification... who crossed the finish line first?

The Building Owners and Managers Association of Canada revealed the first buildings to be certified under the BOMA BEST Smart Buildings Certification pilot program. “By being part of the pilot program, you have demonstrated your teams’ leadership in managing and operating buildings that are not only energy efficient and environmentally friendly, but also intelligent, adaptable, and user-centric,” writes BOMA Canada.

IEA updates Energy End-use and Efficiency Indicators database

At the heart of the global transition is energy efficiency, says the International Energy Agency (IEA), because it allows us to reduce bills, decrease dependency, and reduce emissions. To model future demand, assess the potential savings and boost efficiency measures, governments need accurate and reliable energy end‑use data across sectors, IEA insists. To that end, IEA announced the availability of its updated Energy End-use and Efficiency Indicators database (June 2023).

Sponsored Spotlight 

With 70GWh production capacity, Hithium delivers significant battery advances

Having achieved top positioning for stationary batteries in its home market of China, including supplying the largest standalone ESS plant in the country, manufacturer Hithium entered North America with a view to supporting the region’s clean energy boom. As the market builds out, energy storage is essential to stabilising renewable power supply.

Located in Ningxia, China’s biggest standalone energy storage power station has a capacity of 400MWh and output of 1.33 billion kWh per year and features Hithium’s immersion liquid-cooling technology. Further Hithium product innovations reduced the floor area for this power station by 35%, thus significantly lowering LCOS.
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As temperatures climb, commercial spaces must balance comfort, safety, and energy

The high temperatures of summer are here, and commercial buildings must prepare for the potential of unprecedented heat waves. Let’s avoid “just turning up” the air-conditioning in buildings. In fact, thoughtful use of A/C systems requires us to be prepared with a range of cooling options before a heat wave hits. If building managers aren’t thoughtful, there simply may not be enough electricity for cooling when you need it. » Read more

Lennox celebrates 1 million smart thermostats sold

“One million smart thermostats sold is a major milestone that underscores the value of our continued innovation in sustainable products,” said Alok Maskara, CEO. “We are proud that homeowners continue to turn to our products for the enhanced comfort and peace of mind that comes with smart technology.” » Read more

Leaders in “efficient home” solutions – Integrated Home Competition honorees

The Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s annual Integrated Home Competition aims to highlight outstanding “connected, fuel-neutral, interactive, and efficient home” solutions, where devices and systems “effectively communicate to provide new customer, utility system, and societal value”. No untested research or pilot projects here! » Read more

Do you help people save energy?

The role of Energy Manager is not a title on a business card, but a vocation. That’s why Energy Manager Canada’s inaugural Energy Manager of the Year awards is open to persons or teams who champion the cause of proactive energy management, with the goal of sustainably reducing energy consumption and improving the bottom line. » Become our Energy Manager of the Year!


BOMEX Edmonton

September 26-28, Edmonton » More info

The Buildings Show

November 29 – December 1, Toronto » More info

ASHRAE Winter Conference 2024

January 20-24, Chicago, Ill. Held concurrently with AHR Expo. » More info

AHR Expo 2024

January 22-24, Chicago, Ill. Held concurrently with ASHRAE Winter Conference. » More info