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March 15, 2017 - Everyone in the Province of Ontario knows electricity costs have gone through the roof. Electricity customers of all sizes have been complaining bitterly about costs and their impact on their livelihood and way of life. Significant numbers of people who have been worried about paying their electricity bill are now angry.
Published in News & Stories
March 15, 2017 - Alectra Utilities has announced it is "Canada’s first electricity distribution company to earn the ISO 50001 Energy Management System Certification from the International Organization for Standardization".
Published in Utilities
March 6, 2017 - The federal government says it is reaching out to Canadians for their views on plans to update minimum energy performance standards for products such as furnaces, water heaters, vending machines and ceiling fans.
Published in News & Stories
March 6, 2017 - Ontario says it is lowering electricity bills by 25% on average for all residential customers as part of a system restructuring that will address policy challenges and “ensure greater fairness”.
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March 3, 2017 - After a series of presentations about sustainability in the housing industry, the recent EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum concluded with the EQ Awards Gala where, according to EQ president Corey McBurney, “we celebrate the change-makers... the innovators and leaders who have put their ideas into practice”.
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February 28, 2017 - Open to all Alberta households—regardless of income or housing type—the new Residential No-Charge Energy Savings Program from Energy Efficiency Alberta aims to make “life more affordable” for families by helping them conserve energy with products such as LED lighting and power bars.
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February 15, 2017 - Preliminary results show more than 30% energy savings can be achieved using the 2016 version of ANSI/ASHRAE/IES Standard 90.1-2016, according to recent analysis conducted by Pacific Northwest National Laboratories (PNNL) in support of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Building Energy Codes Program.
Published in Codes / Standards
January 18, 2017 - Bosch Thermotechnology Corp. has announced a new line of high-efficiency Climate 5000 ductless minisplit heat pump systems, ideal for residential heating and cooling up to 48,000 Btuh and available for single-zone or multi-zone applications.
Published in Mechanical & Plumbing
January 17, 2017 - EnOcean has announced Andreas Schneider, the co-founder and chief marketing officer of EnOcean, has assumed the duties of CEO. Schneider replaces Wald Siskens, who left the company to join Apple Inc.
Published in News & Stories
January 11, 2017 - Submissions are now being accepted for the IES’ (Illuminating Engineering Society) 2017 Illumination Awards program, via the Illumination Awards portal.
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December 8, 2016 - Dease River First Nation in British Columbia, part of the Kaska Nation, is looking to cut costs when it comes to energy after a recent funding announcement of $128,120 from B.C. First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund.
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November 29, 2016 - Legrand North America has introduced five fixture-integrated, IP66-rated sensors to its Wattstopper FSP-200 product family, a line of occupancy sensors.
Published in Electrical & Lighting
November 28, 2016 - The EIFS Council of Canada (ECC) has announced its inaugural Architectural Design Awards Program to honour design professionals and firms that incorporate EIFS (Exterior Insulation Finish Systems) products into “innovative and creative built projects”.
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November 25, 2016 - Schneider Electric is partnering with Vancouver-based BuiltSpace Technologies Corp. to build an integrated platform for communicating real-time operational conditions, service interventions and maintenance costs across multi-site building portfolios.
Published in Software
November 21, 2016 - Do you think you need to spend big bucks on energy efficiency to reap savings? You don’t. For every energy-bill complaint that’s been muttered by a utility customer, there’s probably a small but effective move that could be done today to make next month’s bill a little smaller. Flicking a switch here and plugging a leak there impacts your energy efficiency and really does add up.
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November 17, 2016 - Recognizing the amount of energy used by the residential building sector, ASHRAE and IES (Illuminating Engineering Society) say they are revising their residential energy standard with a goal of making it 50% more efficient than the 2006 International Energy Conservation Code.
Published in Codes / Standards
November 11, 2016 - Engineered and patented by Synavax, Energy Protect is a water-based clear coating that can be applied over existing structures to provide thermal insulation for energy savings, mould resistance and UV resistance.
Published in Building Enclosure
November 4, 2016 - Ledvance has released a slew of new lighting products, including Sylvania Contractor series LED A19 and A21 lamps, Lightify additions and an integrated bulb and trim LED for updating recessed lighting as well as a motion and temperature sensor.
Published in Electrical & Lighting
November 3, 2016 - John Keating has joined the team at Cristal Controls as the Ontario regional manager.
Published in News & Stories
October 31, 2016 - Ontario says the enhanced home energy audit and retrofit programs are set to make around 37,000 additional homes more energy-efficient.
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