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March 22, 2019 – In a move intended to reduce electricity rates, Ontario’s government has issued orders in council and directives to discontinue its energy efficiency program’s framework prematurely, replacing it with an interim framework that will be delivered centrally by the province’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO), rather than by local distribution companies (LDCs).
March 20, 2019 – The 2019 federal budget, announced yesterday, includes an investment of $183 million in Low Carbon Cities Canada (LC3), a municipal partnership designed to advance energy efficiency in buildings through retrofits, among other methods to reduce emissions and reach climate-change targets for 2030 and 2050.
March 18, 2019 – The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has hired a design team for its new world headquarters (HQ), the plans for which were announced earlier this year.
March 13, 2019 – The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE) has launched a global certification program for HVAC designers, with computer-based testing scheduled to begin on June 3, 2019.
March 11, 2019 - With the advent of ‘vertical farming’ and the legalization of cannabis cultivation centres, lighting for indoor agriculture is one of the fastest-growing load categories for many electric utilities in Canada and the U.S.
March 6, 2019 – Eaton, known for its power management products, intends to spin off its lighting business as an independent, publicly traded company by the end of the year.
March 4, 2019 – EnerQuality, which certifies and labels Canadian residential properties for energy efficiency, handed out its 2018 EQ Awards last week, recognizing Ontario building companies and related organizations.
March 1, 2019 – Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has published a new report with recommendations for improving the energy efficiency of water and wastewater treatment facilities across the province.
February 28, 2019 – Vancouver-based Legend Power Systems, which develops SmartGate on-site energy management systems, has hired Mike Cioce (pictured) as vice-president (VP) of sales and marketing.
February 26, 2019 – Managed information technology (IT) service provider F12.net recently built a new data centre in Markham, Ont., deploying on-premise power consumption effectiveness monitoring to ensure business continuity.
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.
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