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.
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.
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.
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.
June 2, 2016 - FortisBC has recognized 10 British Columbia organizations with Efficiency in Action awards for their “dedication to conserving energy”, as they have collectedly “saved enough natural gas to heat close to 150 homes and electricity to power close to 340 homes for a year.”
May 13, 2016 - Fulham Co. has partnered with Control Network Solutions (CNS) to deliver a smart lighting solution based on the Digital Addressable Lighting Interface (DALI) intelligent lighting communications standard. Fulham’s new line of WorkHorse LED programmable dimming DALI drivers are designed to interoperate with CNS’s elitedali smart lighting control and management system.
May 9, 2016 - A few industry players have been recognized with a 2016 Edison Award, an annual competition “honouring excellence in new product and service development, marketing, human-centered design, and innovation”.
May 5, 2016 - The Government of Canada says it is taking “tangible steps to protect the environment and improve energy efficiency [...] by undertaking important updates to the Energy Efficiency Regulations”.
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May 5, 2016 - CertainTeed NoiseReducer batts are 3-1/2-in. thick fiber glass batts designed to reduce sound transmission as well as to provide thermal insulation. The company says these batts are “lightweight, flexible and easy to handle and fabricate on the job site and conform to irregular surfaces”.
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