The fourth version of RETScreen, the web-based energy management tool, was released in December 2007 with a whole host of upgrades that make it that much more useful for facility owners and managers considering the adoption of energy efficiency measures.
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Canada can achieve deep greenhouse gas (GHG) emission reductions by 2050, but only by putting a price on carbon emissions throughout the entire Canadian economy beginning as soon as possible, concludes the National Round Table on the Environment and the Economy (NRTEE) in a new climate change report released Monday, January 7, entitled Getting to 2050: Canada’s Transition to a Low-emission Future.
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LEDtronics says its latest generation of R30 LED Reflector spotlight bulbs combine advanced light emitting diode (LED) technologies, standard 25mm Edison bases and light optimizing designs to produce vivid light. R30 LED bulbs are available in five light emitting angles (15°, 20°, 30°, 40° and 95°) and in 120 volts AC. Other voltages from 12V to 240V — AC or DC —are available for qualified customers. With a power draw of only 4.5 Watts, the savings add up quickly, says the company. R30 LED bulbs are designed to perform well in systems subjected to voltage dips or surges. Integrated current-limited resistors ensure that no circuit modifications are required. Solid-state design renders LEDs impervious to electrical and mechanical shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. With an average lifespan of 100,000-plus hours (11 years)—up to 50,000 hours for white LEDs—LED bulbs operate reliably year after year and are appropriate for many energy-saving uses, says the company. www.ledtronics.com
Schneider Electric Canada has introduced Simply Smart industrial ac drives for 3-phase asynchronous motors from 0.5 to 900 hp. The Altivar 71 model, dedicated to all industrial applications, is complemented by the Altivar 61, for pumps and fans. Altivar 71 can deliver up to 220% overtorque; 130% for Altivar 61. Both drives offer flux vector control (FVC) with or without sensor, online auto-tuning, speed or torque control, output frequency up to 1000 Hz and an energy saving function for pump and fan applications. One drive can independently control up to 3 motors, units withstand voltage drops of up to -50%, RF interference and operating temperatures up to 50ºC (without derating). www.schneider-electric.ca
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Sullair Corp. introduced the 1100e, 1500e and 1800e encapsulated series of compressors to its established line of industrial air compressors. The compressors offer 15-, 20- and 25-horsepower capability. The compressors are available with Sullair's Variable Speed Drive (VSD), which can efficiently adjust to changes in air demand, says the company. With the VSD, these compressors deliver greater energy efficiency, improved operating consistency and lower lifecycle costs, says the company. Sullair's compressors also incorporate many features that reduce noise levels. The air-end and motor are mounted on rubber isolators, intake and exhaust louvres have been insulated and every machine comes standard with a fully insulated enclosure. This allows Sullair's 1100e, 1500e and 1800e compressors to operate at noise levels as low as 66 dba, says the company. www.sullair.com
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Watt Stopper/Legrand’s new LS101 is a single-zone, daylighting controller designed to switch lights OFF and ON when light levels detected by the unit’s internal light sensor fall above or below factory- or user-defined setpoints.
Leviton has expanded its miniZ intelligent daylight management system offering to include a new Dual Room miniZ, which combines occupancy sensing, daylight harvesting and flexible lighting control functionality in a compact package for two individual rooms.
GE’s Starcoat SXL lamps provide the same light as standard F32T8 lamps but promise longer life, offering 36,000 hours of life at 12 hours per start on rapid-start ballasts. This decreases burnouts and reduces labour and disposal costs because of longer periods between relamping. For information, visit: www.gelighting.com
Invensys’ new Robertshaw i-Series programmable thermostats can be set up in half the time than some other models because of their installation ‘wizard’ feature. The Setup Wizard on models 9701i2 and 9725i2 saves contractors installation time and also makes programming easier for homeowners by navigating users through a series of menu-driven screens with simple instructions in English, French or Spanish. In addition to the wizard, Invensys has added numerous features, such as automated time adjustment for Daylight Saving Time and indoor air quality reminders. Also new is adjustable backlighting that can be used at all times or only while programming, and three levels of security that allow homeowners to protect against unwanted changes. Users can also control the temperature via remote sensor when these models are used with Robertshaw remote indoor/outdoor sensors. For information, visit:. www.icca.invensys.com
LEDtronics says its latest generation of R30 LED Reflector spotlight bulbs combine advanced Light Emitting Diode (LED) technologies, standard 25mm Edison bases and light optimizing designs to produce vivid light. R30 LED bulbs are available in five light emitting angles (15°, 20°, 30°, 40° and 95°) and in 120 volts AC. Other voltages from 12V to 240V — AC or DC —are available for qualified customers. With a power draw of only 4.5Watts, the savings add up quickly, says the company. R30 LED bulbs are designed to perform well in systems subjected to voltage dips or surges. Integrated current-limited resistors ensure that no circuit modifications are required. Solid-state design renders LEDs impervious to electrical and mechanical shock, vibration, frequent switching and environmental extremes. With an average lifespan of 100,000-plus hours (11 years)—up to 50,000 hours for white LEDs—LED bulbs operate reliably year after year and are appropriate for many energy-saving uses, says the company. For information visit: www.ledtronics.com .
The Clipsal monochrome touchscreen is designed to provide versatile lighting control for commercial applications—including office buildings and retail outlets—via a simple, compact user interface. In addition to being easy to install, customize and use, the touchscreen offers numerous configurations, making it an attractive alternative to multiple single operation switches, On/Off toggles, dimmers and timers. It is compatible with all Square D Clipsal devices and the Powerlink NF3000G3C whole building lighting controller. It can be wall-mounted without external fittings, while a standard built-in receiver allows operation with an included hand-held remote. (A desktop model is also available when wall space is limited.) For information visit www.schneider-electric.ca
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DesignLights Consortium Annual Stakeholder Meeting
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Lightfair International Conference
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