May 15, 2018 - Scientists at the research consortium CaloriCool believe they are closing in on the materials needed for a new type of refrigeration technology that is “markedly more energy-efficient” than current gas compression systems.
March 10, 2018 - Working with partner Umwelt Arena Spreintenbach, ABB says it has helped create the world’s first off-grid multi-occupancy building that does not compromise on comfort.
September 24, 2017 - Dow Building Solutions—a global business unit of DowDuPont Specialty Products—introduced a water-based, one-component sealant foam technology for improving air sealing performance by creating a gasket between drywall and framing: Great Stuff Pro Gasket.
Published in Building Enclosure
June 20, 2017 - Energy managers are trained to find energy savings, identify smart energy investments, secure financial incentives while chasing competitive advantage. Can your business afford not to hire one?
April 20, 2017 - LEDs are extremely versatile, making them the go-to light source when retrofitting existing lamps and luminaires. However, dimming them requires careful co-ordination of lamps, drivers and controls to ensure proper performance.
Published in Training & Education
January 25, 2017 - “The way we light spaces, particularly offices and commercial spaces, hasn’t changed for about 30 years,” noted Jake Dyson when we spoke with him back in the fall (2016).
Published in Electrical & Lighting
January 24, 2017 - A new energy efficiency report, “Getting it right: A more energy-efficient Alberta” aims to provide the province with a roadmap “for creating jobs, diversifying the economy and saving Albertans money”.
December 16, 2016 - Encycle Corp. announced it has closed on “the initial tranche of an $11.5 million investment”, leading Prelude Ventures’ Tim Woodward to say, “This capital will fund the commercial launch of Encycle’s SaaS offering [...] Just as virtually all commercial facilities have already adopted LED lighting programs to meet sustainability objectives, RTUs are the next major load to be optimized”.
April 25, 2016 - “The first lighting revolution is over [...] LED won,” explained Cree’s Gary Trott during the Grand Opening of Cree Canada’s Lighting Experience Centre. So what purpose, then, does an “experience” centre serve?
January 24, 2016 - Habitat for Humanity Canada has partnered with Cossette, Mega Bloks and the Interior Design Show to build a life-sized home made entirely out of Mega Bloks... 35,000 of those bricks, in fact.
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.
May 31, 2015 - “I’m pleased that CEEA has endured for 20 years; here’s to the next 20,” said Allan Crandlemire, CEO of Nova Scotia’s EfficiencyOne, at the Canadian Energy Efficiency Alliance’s (CEEA) 20th anniversary dinner & tribute this month... and we were there to capture the action.
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.
August 5, 2015 - “Some fridges are long, some fridges are tall, some fridges are wide, but, just like people, what’s important is what’s inside”, said Joe Berta with a smile, managing director at ARCA Canada, as the company celebrated the 500,000th Ontario appliance to be decommissioned at the Oakville facility since 2006.
November 4, 2013 - Now in its fourth year of operation, Schneider Electric says 350,000 users are taking advantage of Energy University—an online, vendor-neutral education tool for energy management. The overall education program that started with Data Centre University has provided energy efficiency education courses to professionals in Canada, as well as 164 other countries around the world. Energy University will be adding new courses over the year and building a new category of industry topics, starting with ISO 50001. WATCH the video below for more information.
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ASHRAE Annual Conference 2018
June 23-27, 2018
2018 International Symposium on Energy Efficiency
June 26, 2018
2018 IES Annual Conference
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2018 ASHRAE Building Performance Analysis Conference and Simbuild
September 26-28, 2018
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