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September 25, 2018 — The high cost of electricity is an all-too-common—albeit perfectly legitimate—complaint in Ontario, especially when those gripes come from the energy-intensive manufacturing sector. It is only natural for this sector to feel under attack when both federal and provincial government policies find new ways of increasing its cost of doing business.
September 20, 2018 - BuildingIQ, which provides software and services to help building owners reduce their energy consumption, has acquired Buildingsense, an Australian partner company, to increase its expertise in new construction and retrofits.
September 14, 2018 - Energy management system provider Schneider Electric has announced its latest EcoXpert partners across Canada, trained and certified to implement Internet of Things (IoT) technologies to improve power availability, safety and efficiency.
September 14, 2018 - Viscor, an independent manufacturer of light-emitting diode (LED) and fluorescent lighting systems headquartered in Toronto, has hired Morgan Bryant as sales operations co-ordinator.
September 13, 2018 - The American Society of Heating, Refrigerating and Air-Conditioning Engineers (ASHRAE), an international association focusing on energy efficiency for built environments, has launched an updated online standards review database, which allows both members and non-members to access public drafts for standards, guidelines and addenda and to submit comments.
September 12, 2018 - Canadian students are among the 10 international teams that have been selected to compete in the final round of Schneider Electric's 2018 Go Green in the City competition, which solicits case studies about energy innovations for 'smart cities.'
September 12, 2018 — Recent changes to Canada's Energy Efficiency Regulations are widening the efficiency gap between fluorescent and LED lighting technologies, reports BC Hydro.
September 11, 2018 - Energy management is changing. Once-simple meters have been replaced by highly technical and connected systems that enable ‘smart’ buildings and give you greater control—but the sheer number of options can often feel overwhelming.
September 11, 2018 - Various terms are used in relation to collecting and processing energy consumption data. Some of the more common include sub-metering, energy management information system (EMIS), monitoring and targeting (M&T) and measurement and verification (M&V). Although these terms relate to overlapping activities, they are not equivalent with respect to their content, cost and, most importantly, value for business. As such, understanding the distinctions between them can mean the difference between achieving massive savings or adding a maintenance headache.
September 11, 2018 - Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL), with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DoE), has joined the Eclipse Foundation and developed Volttron open-source software to offer a new 'operating system' (OS) for energy management and building control.
September 10, 2018 - The blistering hot weather this summer has brought more than sweltering temperatures; electricity markets have heated up, as well. Here’s how it has played out in four markets.
September 10, 2018 - 3M Canada has appointed Lars Hanseid president and general manager (GM), retroactively effective July 1, 2018. He succeeds Mojdeh Poul, who is now executive vice-president (EVP) of 3M's safety and graphics business group.
September 7, 2018 - Global annual spending on energy-efficient building technologies for health-care facilities is forecast to reach US$6.4 billion by 2027, according to a new report.
August 30, 2018 - Schneider Electric has announced it will relocate its Edmonton operations to a larger, newly constructed facility in March 2019, to accommodate the energy management and automation provider’s anticipated two per cent year-over-year growth in Western Canada.
August 29, 2018 — The government of Canada recently announced an investment of $350,000 for a project at Carleton University that will help the construction industry design more energy-efficient and high-performing buildings.

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