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.
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.
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.
October 12, 2016 - A recent UBC study suggests snow cleared from winter roads can help reduce summer air-conditioning bills.
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.
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.
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?
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.
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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