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October 15, 2013 - According to the David Suzuki Foundation, scientists are more certain than ever that human activity, the burning of fossil fuels and deforestation in particular, is causing climate change. Meantime, the Heartland Institute says human impact on climate is very small... so small as to be invisible against a background of natural variability.
Published in News & Stories
November 12, 2015 - Eaton has announced that it’s now accepting entries from professionals and students alike for the 39th Annual Source Awards national lighting design competition.
Published in News & Stories
November 6, 2015 - Insulation manufacturer Roxul Inc. has introduced its Energy Design Center (EDC) online.
Published in Training & Education
October 27, 2015 - Eaton has announced its Home Generator Sizing Calculator, a “user- and mobile-friendly intuitive, interactive web tool” that allows homeowners and contractors to identify backup power needs. By selecting a generator based on home size, type of power supply and desired household appliances and electronics to be backed up, the calculator provides optional backup power solutions to minimize installation costs, as well as energy saving options to reduce ongoing fuel consumption, Eaton explains.
Published in Control & Automation
October 27, 2015 - Enlighted Inc. has launched two new web applications: Enlighted Aire—a tool that provides demand-driven heating and/or cooling control—and Enlighted Space—for visualization and reporting of building utilization.
Published in Control & Automation
October 26, 2015 - Schneider Electric says its new global brand strategy, Life Is On, goes beyond marketing and marks the beginning of a fresh company story.
Published in News & Stories
October 23, 2015 - Horizon Utilities says it has delivered $7,500,000 in energy efficient home improvements to Hamilton, Ont. homeowners and tenants through its ongoing Home Assistance program.
Published in Utilities
October 20, 2015 - The Omnistat 3 hospitality thermostat is now available from Leviton, a retrofit solution developed specifically for guest room energy management. The small form factor thermostat has a capacitive touch face, and when paired with wireless Leviton Lumina RF load controls and sensors, it provides guest room control for hospitality rooms and suites.
Published in Control & Automation
October 2, 2015 - Manitoba home buyers are going to find it easier than ever before to buy a “power smart” home, thanks to a new program being launched, says Manitoba Hydro. The Power Smart for New Homes program will see Manitoba Hydro partnering with the new home construction industry to increase the energy efficiency of new Manitoba homes.
Published in Utilities
October 1, 2015 - Would you like a free energy audit that could reduce your heating and electricity costs? The Government of Nunavut is looking for ten Rankin Inlet homeowners interested in having a certified energy management specialist determine the energy performance of their home and identify savings.
Published in News & Stories
September 30, 2015 - Hubbell Building Automation's NX networked lighting controls now have added daylighting capability.
Published in Control & Automation
September 18, 2015 - To help home automation enthusiasts unite lighting and a sense of safety, Osram Sylvania's Lightify smart connected lighting products now work with the Nest learning thermostat.
Published in Electrical & Lighting
September 16, 2015 - The latest participants in British Columbia’s Residential Energy Efficiency Works (REnEW) program are learning hands-on construction skills and energy-efficiency fundamentals while helping Habitat for Humanity complete a social housing project in Peachland, B.C.
Published in News & Stories
August 31, 2015 - “Your average gaming computer is like three refrigerators,” said Berkeley Lab researcher Evan Mills, who co-authored an investigation of the aggregate global energy use of PCs designed specifically for gaming and found that gamers can achieve energy savings of more than 75% by changing some settings and swapping out some components, while also improving reliability and performance.
Published in News & Stories
August 25, 2015 - North American roofing manufacturer GAF says it has completed the acquisition of Quest Construction Products (QCP), a former division of Quest Specialty Chemicals and a supplier of fluid-applied roofing systems and roof-coating products. The transaction is expected to accelerate the growth of GAF’s commercial business, according to the company.
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July 29, 2015 - Manitoba Hydro’s says its Power Smart Refrigerator Retirement Program recently saw the 30,000th refrigerator head for retirement and recycling with the collection of a 17-cubic ft Viking refrigerator from Art and Helen Metz of Winnipeg.
Published in Utilities
July 29, 2015 - With a 180-degree articulating lens and 5.7 in. touchscreen, the new Fluke TiX560 and TiX520 infrared cameras allow thermographers to navigate over, under, and around objects to preview and capture images.
Published in Building Enclosure
July 28, 2015 - Hydro Ottawa says it is empowering residential customers to conserve energy on hot summer days with its latest initiative that uses gamification techniques. The company says it’s the first of its kind in Canada.
Published in Utilities
July 27, 2015 - Roxul and TV host Scott McGillivray have announced the grand prize winner of Roxul’s Get Between the Studs contest: homeowner Mark Pratley of Rockwood, Ont.
Published in News & Stories
July 23, 2015 - FLIR Systems has revealed its new FLIR MR160 imaging moisture meter for contractors, plumbers, roofers, energy efficiency experts, building inspectors, and moisture remediation professionals.
Published in Building Enclosure

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