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March 9, 2016 - Due to a high level of interest in the program last year, FortisAlberta says it has increased the amount of its Earth Hour grants to enable municipalities to create or enhance energy efficiencies in their communities. First, second and third place winners will be awarded with $7500, $5000 and $2500 grants respectively.
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March 7, 2016 - The global home energy management system (HEMS) market is expected to grow over the next seven years, states a new report from MarketsandMarkets, titled “Home Energy Management System Market by Hardware, by Communication Technology and by Software & Service.
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March 4, 2016 - According to Telus, its Garden office tower in Vancouver is big on energy conservation.
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March 4, 2016 - Tweaking ventilation and temperature control systems—along with a mild winter—helped the experimental Net Zero-energy house at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST in the U.S.) quadruple the amount of surplus energy it sent to the grid during its second year-long demonstration.
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March 3, 2016 - Olympic gold medal-winner Alexandre Bilodeau has joined forces with CertainTeed Insulation Canada to promote the benefits of the company’s products in his home province of Quebec.
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February 26, 2016 - EnerQuality, certifier of energy-efficient homes, cracked open the future of homebuilding yesterday during its 2016 Housing Innovation Forum in Toronto, examining what the industry will look like in a low-carbon economy.
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February 24, 2016 - The C448 bi-national standard on the design and installation of ground source heat pump systems for commercial and residential buildings has just been published, CSA Group announced. It supersedes the previous editions published in 2013 and 2002 under the title, Design and installation of earth energy systems.
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February 23, 2016 - Construction Voyer celebrated the completion of six Net Zero Energy condos in Laval’s Duvernay East community in Quebec today. The condos, which the company says represent Canada’s first Net Zero Energy "sixplex", were built as part of a national project that will almost double the amount of Net Zero Energy homes in the country.
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February 2, 2016 - Researchers are developing a new method of cooling in which heat and cold are transferred using ‘muscles’ made from a ‘shape memory alloy’, with the aim of achieving a cooling process that does not require climatically harmful refrigerants, and should consume less energy than current technologies.
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February 2, 2016 - 50 years ago, 3M designed a window film that, it says, continues to deliver “outstanding sun control, unparalleled comfort and UV protection”. Today, the company provides window films encompassing everything from sun control to safety and security.
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January 30, 2016 - CertainTeed Insulation announced it is a Silver Sponsor of re:practice, a symposium organized by Ryerson University's Masters of Architecture class.
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January 27, 2016 - The Ontario Energy Board has received reports that individuals claiming to be affiliated with the Ontario Electricity Support Program have been calling to request access into consumers’ homes. This is a scam.
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January 27, 2016 - Canada Mortgage & Housing Corp.’s latest Housing Market Assessment (HMA) 2016 Q1 reports moderate evidence of overvaluation in housing markets across the country.
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January 15, 2016 - Ontario’s IESO (Independent Electricity System Operator) is launching a stakeholder engagement to consider options for the future role of the peaksaverPLUS Residential DR Program.
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January 13, 2016 - Providing widespread light distribution, MaxLite says its new LED barn lights are an energy-efficient replacement for high-pressure sodium or MH fixtures in yards, driveways, barns, docks and other areas requiring ample lumen output and coverage.
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January 11, 2016 - NB Power says tens of thousands of New Brunswickers saved money and energy by purchasing nearly 13,000 programmable thermostats last fall as part of the utility’s Smart Habits rebate program. The program offered in-store rebates on energy-efficient products from Oct. 1 to Nov. 30.
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December 18, 2015 - Manitoba says it will renew the Brandon Energy Efficiency Program (BEEP) for another four years. The program provides lower-income people with experience in the skilled trades “while also making local buildings more environmentally friendly”.
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December 18, 2015 - Legrand has acquired QMotion, which will become part of Legrand’s North American Building Control Systems (BCS) business.
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December 15, 2015 - Celebrity-built doghouses and $2500 Lowe’s gift cards await Victoria Hopper of Chatham-Kent, Ont., and Jackie Phillips of Lethbridge, Alta., the winners of CertainTeed’s “Get into the Doghouse with CertainTeed Insulation” contest.
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December 8, 2015 - EnerQuality—a certifier of energy-efficient homes—is seeking nominations for the annual EQ Awards, which recognize leaders in the homebuilding industry who have made energy efficiency a key feature of new homes.
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