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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.
February 8, 2019 – Canadian Bio-Systems, which develops enzyme supplements, feed enhancers, flavours and pellet binders for the agricultural sector, recently updated the illumination in its Calgary manufacturing plant to achieve substantial energy savings.
February 6, 2019 – The Fort Garry Hotel, a landmark of downtown Winnipeg, was recently digitally upgraded to save energy and maintenance costs.
February 5, 2019 – Enwave Canada has announced a $100-million expansion of its deep lake water cooling (DLWC) system, which pumps water from Lake Ontario to cool commercial and residential high-rises, government buildings, hospitals and educational facilities in Toronto’s downtown core.
February 4, 2019 – The city of Mississauga, Ont., received multiple awards last week in recognition of its energy management efforts.

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