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October 12, 2016 - A recent UBC study suggests snow cleared from winter roads can help reduce summer air-conditioning bills.
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October 5, 2016 - SaskPower’s Retail Discount Program has returned from now until November 30, 2016, providing ways for customers to save money on bills.
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September 29, 2016 - Manitoba Hydro says its newest Power Smart promotion means more savings in energy and money.
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September 27, 2016 - Minto Communities Canada has introduced the first Net Zero Energy (NZE) multi-family residential complex in Ontario—a block of four “Executive Townhomes” in its Kanata community Arcadia, a suburb of Ottawa, Ont.
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September 27, 2016 - The Buildings Show (TBS), which says it’s North America’s largest networking and educational event for design, construction and real estate industries, returns to the Metro Toronto Convention Centre from November 30 - December 2, 2016.
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September 27, 2016 - EnOcean, an energy harvesting wireless technology company, has appointed Neil Cannon president of its North American division.
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September 26, 2016 - The Town of Richmond Hill, Ont. has awarded Ameresco the contract to design, supply and install LED lights and a smart lighting control system on its outdoor lighting network.
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September 8, 2016 - Schneider Electric and Honeywell are the leading intelligent building software solutions, according to a new Leaderboard report from Navigant Research that examined the strategy and execution of 15 intelligent building software solutions providers.
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September 6, 2016 - “We are more than just two businesses that have come together—we are now one team uniquely positioned to create value,” said Alex Molinaroli, chair and CEO of Johnson Controls, which began operations today as a newly formed company following the completion of its merger with Tyco.
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September 6, 2016 - SolarWindow Technologies, a developer of transparent electricity-generating liquid coatings for glass and flexible plastics, says it has begun work on transparent electricity-generating veneers, which can be applied directly onto existing windows of homes and commercial buildings.
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August 17, 2016 - A team of scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) and the University of Florida (UF) has developed a method that could yield lower-cost, higher-efficiency systems for water heating in residential buildings.
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August 12, 2016 - If you want to save on your monthly electric bill, you might buy a new, energy-efficient refrigerator, water heater, clothes dryer, etc. But if you could only replace one of these, which one would you choose? Which replacement gives you the biggest bang for your buck?
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August 10, 2016 - Jean-Pascal Tricoire—the global chair and CEO of Schneider Electric—made a rare trip to Toronto several weeks ago; while here, he and Schneider Electric Canada president Juan Macias spoke with several industry editors at an intimate media roundtable to discuss the company’s perspective on global innovation and sustainability, and the trends impacting global energy demands.
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August 5, 2016 - “This summer, lamps & luminaires will advance”. That’s the promise displayed on the banner we saw upon entering an exclusive media event hosted by Sylvania to introduce us to its new company name: LEDvance.
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August 3, 2016 - Legrand has acquired Solarfective Products Limited, a manufacturer of standard and custom shading systems for commercial applications. Solarfective will become part of Legrand, North America’s Building Control Systems business.
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July 13, 2016 - Developed in its Building Automation & HVAC Centre in Montreal, Schneider Electric just announced its Wiser Air Wi-Fi smart thermostat—featuring the new Eco IQ self-learning feature—is now available across Canada.
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July 11, 2016 - Ontario’s new Climate Change Action Plan promises to ensure proceeds from the province’s recently finalized cap-and-trade program are invested “in a transparent and accountable way” back into projects that will help households and businesses save on their energy costs while reducing greenhouse gas pollution.
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July 8, 2016 - Last month, Convectair—a manufacturer and distributor of electric heaters—officially opened its new Centre for Expertise & Training in Sainte Thérèse, Que., which will focus on optimizing and developing energy conservation technologies.
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June 23, 2016 - Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation (CMHC) says it is increasing its CMHC Green Home premium refund from 10% to as much as 25% depending on the level of energy-efficiency achieved. This will be effective immediately.
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June 22, 2016 - Wyse Meter Solutions Inc., a Canadian submetering and utility management company, is expanding its footprint in Western Canada with a new office in Vancouver. It is the third office for Wyse, after Newmarket and Mississauga in Ontario.
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