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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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
July 23, 2015 - Efficiency Nova Scotia is on the lookout for a service provider for its Holiday Light Exchange events. Each year, the organization conducts the events, which focus on community outreach and education on how to use energy better. Two sets of old, incandescent holiday lights are exchanged for one set of LED holiday lights during these exchanges.
Published in Utilities
July 23, 2015 - Three British Columbia communities in the West Kootenay region will be taking steps to reduce their carbon footprint after a $168,000 investment from the Columbia Basin Trust and FortisBC.
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July 22, 2015 - NB Power says New Brunswickers saved money and energy by purchasing nearly 140,000 energy efficient LED bulbs and low-flow showerheads this spring as part of the Smart Habits rebate program, which offered in-store savings on energy efficient products from April 1 to 30, 2015.
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July 22, 2015 - Blue Line Innovations is now offering EnergyCloud, a web-based energy portal and mobile app. This is the latest offering for users of the PowerCost monitor to understand their electricity usage through a platform that collects electricity readings from connected homes via the PowerCost Wi-Fi Bridge device.
Published in Software
July 14, 2015 - Saying it will simplify your search for information on energy efficiency incentives and rebates across Canada, NAIMA Canada has launched an Incentives & Rebates section on its website.
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July 9, 2015 - PowerStream says it has launched a new pilot, featuring advanced energy management technology, to a limited number of residential customers living in the utility’s service territory around Toronto and central Ontario.
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July 6, 2015 - Andrew Swan has nothing but good things to say since he upgraded insulation in his Oak Bay bungalow in Victoria, B.C.
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June 29, 2015 - Efficiency Nova Scotia says it is hitting the road again, supporting community events, festivals and regional exhibitions across the province on its annual summer tour.
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June 26, 2015 - Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. demonstrated the company’s new open, secure, and connected platform for smart lighting, which is designed for integration with LED lighting systems to transform luminaires into digital nodes.
Published in Electrical & Lighting
June 25, 2015 - NB Power says it is encouraging customers to save energy through a new program that will help homeowners make their homes more energy efficient.
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June 23, 2015 - Legrand has announced that a “definitive agreement” has been signed to acquire Raritan, a New Jersey-based company specializing in data center infrastructure solutions. The scope of the acquisition would include Raritan’s intelligent power and KVM businesses, while its Data Center Infrastructure Management (DCIM) software business would spin off into Sunbird Software, a new company and strategic partner of Raritan to be chaired by Ching-I Hsu, CEO and founder of Raritan.
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June 19, 2015 - TV personality/carpenter Kate Campbell is partnering with CertainTeed Insulation in Canada to help educate homeowners and building professionals about the thermal efficiency of CertainTeed “Sustainable Insulation”, a fiberglass technology.
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June 17, 2015 - In today’s digital world of connected devices, energy consumers are nearly twice as likely to trust their energy providers to safeguard their personal data than to advise them on energy consumption, according to new research by Accenture.
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