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May 20, 2015 - SaskPower’s Fridge Recycling Program is back to help homes get rid of old, power-hungry appliances.
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May 15, 2015 - Stephen MacDonald is the new CEO of Nova Scotia’s EfficiencyOne, taking over the role from Allan Crandlemire, who announced his retirement earlier this year.
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May 13, 2015 - CertainTeed says it has raised the bar for product transparency in the insulation marketplace, issuing the “industry’s first Health Product Declarations (HPDs) for fiberglass insulation.”
Published in Building Enclosure
May 11, 2015 - FortisBC recently held its first bi-annual Efficiency in Action awards to recognize B.C. businesses that are conscientious about sustainability and working to conserve energy. The event celebrated energy-efficient upgrades that cumulatively saved enough energy to heat about 2,700 average Lower Mainland homes, according to FortisBC.
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May 7, 2015 - Green Schools Nova Scotia is an extracurricular program that works to unite school communities around one common goal: to adopt smarter environmental habits and become more sustainable. A service delivery organization is currently being sought to manage and deliver all aspects of the program on behalf of EfficiencyOne, operator of the Efficiency Nova Scotia franchise.
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May 4, 2015 - The Consortium for Energy Efficiency (CEE) released its 9th Annual Industry Report, indicating stable energy efficiency expenditures in 2013 and suggesting growth in 2014 budgets.
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May 1, 2015 - CertainTeed Insulation Group Canada has introduced a new “smart” vapour and air barrier film called MemBrain.
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April 30, 2015 - The final results of the Nova Scotia Electricity System Review are now in and available to the public. After a year of consultation and input from more than 1300 Nova Scotians, the provincial government says the review will help shape the upcoming electricity plan.
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April 28, 2015 - Researchers at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the U.S. (Berkeley) say they have conducted the most comprehensive study yet of the full cost of saving electricity by U.S. utility efficiency programs and, now, have an answer: $0.046.
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April 28, 2015 - Do you know a business, organization or leader who’s helped establish Nova Scotia as a leader in energy efficiency? If so, Efficiency Nova Scotia is giving you an opportunity to help celebrate their work, as nominations are now open for the 2015 Bright Business Awards.
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April 24, 2015 - The “anything but retro,” Android-based thermostat called "Root" has been newly launched by Magnum Energy Solutions.
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April 16 - Nova Scotia’s EfficiencyOne is seeking a delivery agent or agents to manage all aspects of its non-electric HomeWarming service. The service focuses on building envelope upgrades that increase the energy efficiency of a home, at no cost to participants.HomeWarming includes conducting home energy assessments (before and after upgrades occur) and performing upgrades such as insulation, draft proofing and associated modifications to the home to maintain comfort and occupant health. The service is open to various housing types, including single detached, mobile/mini homes, duplex, etc., as long as the residence is owned and occupied by an income qualified household. EfficiencyOne issued the request for proposals to find an agent that has the “flexibility to change with the needs of the HomeWarming service as it evolves, while maintaining a focus on achieving the objectives of the HomeWarming service and the associated participant targets.”Interested parties are asked to complete the Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA) template, then sign and submit it along with a request for a copy of the HomeWarming – Service Delivery Organizations RFP documents to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .RFP intent to respond forms are due May 29 with full responses due on June 12. The contract s expected to be awarded around Sept. 30.Download the NDA template below.
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April 15, 2015 - The recent update to the B.C. Building Code included a variety of changes aimed at improving the comfort and efficiency of new homes in the province. And it's also causing a bit of apprehension.
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April 13, 2015 - To educate homeowners and DIYers on the importance of what’s inside their walls, Roxul has launched a social media contest—Get Between the Studs—where entrants have a chance to win a design consultation with “Income Property” host Scott McGillivray, $10k toward their remodel and $1200 in Roxul insulation.
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April 1, 2015 - ABB, Robert Bosch GmbH and Cisco Systems Inc. recently confirmed an international joint venture called Mozaiq Operations GmbH to develop and operate an open-software platform for smart homes. The companies said the platform will help to unify today’s stand-alone solutions for home automation and offer interoperability across devices.
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March 31, 2015 - Ontario’s energy minister Bob Chiarelli was recently in Vaughan, Ont. to commend PowerStream and PowerStream customer, Vision Extrusions, for their work towards greater energy conservation.
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March 25, 2015 – There is one week left to submit ideas to Scotiabank’s EcoLiving Awards program.
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March 25, 2015 –Ontario scored strong energy conservation results in 2014 according to preliminary results for a conservation report, said the non-profit Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO).
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March 12, 2015 – If you live in Manitoba, get your hands on some LEDs over the next 30 days!
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March 12, 2015 – Union Gas announced it has applied to the Ontario Energy Board for a decrease in the rates its customers will pay for natural gas.
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