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Call for submissions – Equality in Energy Transitions Initiative

A clean energy future will only succeed when we harness all possible talent and help to close the gender gap, say the proponents behind the Equality in Energy Transitions Initiative Awards, which are presented by the Transitions Initiative in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and Women in Renewable Energy (WiRE).

Level 1 & 2 EV Charger installation & troubleshooting

The time is ripe for electrical pros to not only learn how to install electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE), but also how to troubleshoot. During our training/education session last week, Sean Silvey helped get attendees as ready as possible to tackle Level 1 and 2 electric vehicle charging stations by sharing Best Practices for EV Charging Station Installation & Troubleshooting.

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Franklin Empire

Franklin Empire constructing 190,000-sf HQ

The new edifice will be located along Autoroute 40 at the junction of Autoroute 13 in Saint-Laurent, Que. The building will triple the firm’s warehouse space and double its office area. Citing the importance of energy management, Franklin Empire is targeting “at least LEED Silver certification” with the building; meaning, the distributor will certify the facility’s sustainability throughout its design, construction and operation. » Learn more
Smart Buildings


Smart Buildings: Now & Tomorrow is a virtual event that will provide attendees with information, knowledge and practical advice on how to make the buildings, facilities and structures they work on more economic for owners and more functional and safe for those who work in those buildings. From sustainability to utility/energy management to security, health & life safety, we will cover the topics that are changing the way buildings are designed, built and used.
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Take our quick survey! Win $250 (maybe)

Our 4th Annual National Survey of Charge-out Rates and Revenues for Canadian electrical contractors is ready and waiting. The survey only takes 5 minutes and is completely anonymous. Plus, you can choose to be entered into our draw for $250.00 in Visa Gift Cards. As usual, the results will be shared in our upcoming September edition. Thanks in advance! » Take Five

Homeowners say smart home tech important, yet few have adopted it

73% of Canadian homeowners have seen an increase in their electrical bills in the past year, and most are interested in further integrating energy monitoring systems (71%) and smart switches (63%) into their homes to help combat that rise. However, a study finds that while 79% of them are familiar with smart home solutions, less than 1 in 5 households have adopted and integrated the technology. » Learn more
Teledyne FLIR

Teledyne FLIR VS80 videoscope with seven probe options

The high-performance VS80 is designed for use in an array of commercial and industrial applications. The series is outfitted with a 1024×600 resolution (HD) 7-in. touchscreen display, and is available for purchase in seven different kits, with the option to purchase waterproof, ultra-slim probes that can be easily swapped in and out. » Learn more

Vegetable oil fuel for Cummins high HP diesel gensets

Cummins says its entire line of diesel generator sets has been approved for use with paraffinic fuels (EN15940), including hydrotreated vegetable oil (HVO), when used in standby applications. HVO is not prone to bacterial growth, making it suitable for applications requiring extended fuel storage, including back-up power standby. » Learn more


Dates & Location: June 19-23, Las Vegas » More info

EASA 2022 – “Recalibrate – Realign – Refocus”

Dates & Location: June 26-28, St. Louis, Mo. » More info

IES Annual Conference – “Lighting the Way”

Dates & Location: August 18-20, New Orleans, La. » More info

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