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October 26, 2016 - Canada celebrated its first-ever Energy Star Day yesterday.
Published in News & Stories
October 26, 2016 - BC Hydro says British Columbians looking to maximize their electricity savings this winter and make smart energy choices, can save hundreds of dollars on some of the most energy-efficient appliances.
Published in Utilities
October 25, 2016 - “These changes to the building code ensure that the amount of energy used by homeowners and businesses will be permanently reduced, and the savings will continue into the future,” said Minister Shannon Phillips of Alberta’s announcement that it has updated or adopted seven new codes, all of which include energy efficiency improvements.
Published in Codes / Standards
October 21, 2016 - Earth tubes are a new and viable way to reduce the amount of energy needed to heat and cool a building.
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October 18, 2016 - As of today, Eaton is accepting entries for the 40th annual Source Awards lighting design competition, and has also increased the number and value of the awards given to professional and student winners.
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October 17, 2016 - The Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystem is still evolving, Mike Kraus of ipCapital Group told a small crowd gathered last week at the 3rd Annual Connected+ Conference & Expo in Toronto. There are multiple markets, platform fragmentation, lack of interoperability and many other challenges, he continued, which means collaboration and finding the right partners is key.
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October 14, 2016 - An integrated HVAC equipment and building management solution (BMS) is the result of a Schneider Electric and Panasonic partnership, bringing “new levels of HVAC control and energy efficiency to today’s commercial buildings”.
Published in Control & Automation
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.
Published in Utilities
September 29, 2016 - Manitoba Hydro says its newest Power Smart promotion means more savings in energy and money.
Published in Utilities
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.
Published in News & Stories
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.
Published in News & Stories
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.
Published in Electrical & Lighting
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?
Published in News & Stories
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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