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Connected buildings a real chink in cybersecurity’s armour

With all the attention being paid to cybersecurity in today’s connected systems, Pook-Ping Yao, CEO of Vancouver-based Optigo Networks, explains connected building systems mostly fly under cybersecurity’s radar. Which is unfortunate, because many of these devices that comprise a connected building are being installed as part of a larger effort to manage energy consumption. >> Read full article

75 days to comment on NRCan’s Energy Efficiency Regulations

The Government of Canada says it is taking “tangible steps to protect the environment and improve energy efficiency [...] by undertaking important updates to the Energy Efficiency Regulations”. The intent is to align energy efficiency standards with those in force—or soon to be in force—in the United States, subject to an analysis of Canadian market conditions. >> Read full article

Horizon Utilities praises Energy Savings Champions

Horizon Utilities recently recognized 13 customers and contractors for implementing “innovative energy conservation and demand management projects involving retrofits, lighting fixtures and heating and cooling systems”. >> Read full article

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Ontario Export Awards

Ontario Export Awards

The 3rd annual Ontario Export Awards are back in 2016 to pay tribute to the success and innovative approaches of Ontario export companies! Extending across industries and including both rural and urban representation, the awards are a celebration of the contributions exporters have made to both the provincial and national economies.
The awards are free to enter and finalists and winners will be recognized at the annual Gala in Toronto this Fall. Enter now or nominate a company that deserves to be recognized!
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VIDEO: “The first lighting revolution is over ... LED won”

VIDEO: “The first lighting revolution is over ... LED won”

“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? We put this and other questions to Gary, asking him also how far LEDs have come, what’s the next big thing, and more. >> Learn More…


Phoenix Lighting’s Snaplight brand goes LED

Phoenix Lighting says its new ReadiLED series in its Snaplight brand can be retrofitted or replace existing linear fluorescent fixtures, “requiring virtually no maintenance and no lamp disposal concerns”. >> Read full article

Magnum Energy Solutions introduces Opus

Magnum Energy Solutions, a provider of wireless energy management solutions, has introduced the new Magnum Opus node, a fixture-embedded smart lighting system. >> Read full article

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CertainTeed NoiseReducer batts are 3-1/2-in. thick fiberglass batts designed to reduce sound transmission as well as to provide thermal insulation. The company says these batts are “lightweight, flexible and easy to handle and fabricate on the job site and conform to irregular surfaces”. >> Learn more...

 Event Calendar 

ReWork Connected Home Summit

Date & Location: May 12-13 • Boston, Mass.
Info: The Re.Work Connected Home Summit brings together leading industry players, new startups and breakthrough research to create smarter and more efficient homes. The event will showcase the next generation of home automation devices, powered by the Internet of Things, connected devices, low-cost sensors and more. >> More Info

EMC and NRCan’s Energy Summit

Date & Location: May 17-18 • Niagara Falls, Ont.
Info: Excellence in Manufacturing Consortium (EMC) in partnership with Natural Resources Canada and the Canadian Industrial Program for Energy Conservation (CIPEC) says it is bringing together the country’s leading energy subject-matter-experts, industry leaders and energy efficiency suppliers, to share best practices and the latest innovations in industrial energy efficiency on a national stage. Energy Summit 2016 is building the case for ‘Efficiency Meets Profitability’, providing the latest resources, tools and information essential for Canadian businesses to maximize growth and improve profits, while reducing their environmental impact. >> More Info

2016 BOMA International Annual Conference

Date & Location: June 25-28 • Washington, D.C.
Info: The 2016 BOMA International Annual Conference is focused on best practices and emerging trends or issues, advancements and challenges the commercial real estate industry faces. It attracts over 3000 commercial real estate professionals, organizers say. The Building Owners and Managers Association (BOMA) International is a federation of 91 BOMA U.S. associations and 17 international affiliates. >> More Info

AEE Southern Ontario Chapter Meeting

Date & Location: June 15 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The Association of Energy Engineers - Southern Ontario Chapter is hosting its June chapter meeting on June 15, 2016. All AEESOC meetings are hosted at the Toronto Congress Centre at 650 Dixon Rd. >> More Info

ASHRAE 2016 conference

Date & Location: June 25-29 • St. Louis, Mo.
Info: The ASHRAE 2016 Annual Conference will get underway at America’s Center Convention Complex and Renaissance St. Louis Grand Hotel. “A new ‘Smart Building Systems’ track for this conference addresses the revolution in information technology applied to the built environment,” said Tom Kuehn, conference program chair. Organizers say the event will attract some 2500 conference attendees and meeting participants. >> More Info