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Upgrades help Hematite Manufacturing save $200,000

According to the Ontario government, Brantford-based Hematite Manufacturing has saved 1,903,496 kWh or approximately $194,439 per year in electricity consumption with energy-efficient upgrades.

Missed opportunities: Watts up with that?

Do you think you need to spend big bucks on energy efficiency to reap savings? You don’t. Flicking a switch here and plugging a leak there impacts your energy efficiency and really does add up.

Plenty of building enclosure products at Buildings Show 2016

From sensors to smart lighting to building enclosure products, the Buildings Show 2016 at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre was filled with numerous goodies. Energy Manager was on site, touring Construct Canada as well as PM Expo and IIDEXCanada.
Featured News 

Chillers make all the difference at Ottawa Blackwood building

The commercial building at 270 Albert St. in Ottawa, Ont. is being celebrated for its high degree of energy efficiency. After reducing its energy use by 25%, it has been recognized as Canada’s first project to be LEED v4 certified (the latest LEED green building program). » Read full article
CertainTeed Insulation

CertainTeed Sustainable Insulation products receive UL environmental verification

CertainTeed is celebrating its Canadian-made Sustainable Insulation products, which have been awarded EPD verification that indicates conformance with type III environmental declarations set by UL Environment and the International Standards Organization. » Read full article
Magnum Energy

Magnum Energy launches cBox

Magnum Energy Solutions, a wireless energy management solution provider, is introducing its newest product for commercial building automation: the cBox or “CloudBox”, a gateway that enables self-powered, wireless devices to communicate with Amazon Web Services (AWS) IoT. » Read full article

New NEMA white paper analyzes controlled receptacles

The National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA) recently published a white paper discussing new requirements that help reduce energy consumption in commercial buildings: NEMA WD ARCP 1-2016 Automatic Receptacle Control to Meet ASHRAE 90.1-2010. » Read full article
Events Calendar 

ASHRAE Winter Conference

Date & Location: Jan. 28-Feb. 1, 2017 • Las Vegas, Nev.
Info: A gathering of HVAC&R professionals, the ASHRAE Conference includes eight conference tracks and keynote speaker Adam Steltzner, chief engineer EDL, NASA Mars Rover Curiosity and author. » More info

Ontario Geothermal Association Conference

Date & Location: Feb. 21-22 • Mississauga, Ont.
Info: The 7th annual OGA Conference will welcome leaders in the geothermal industry from across North America, highlighting topics such as: private sector low carbon initiatives and “the Enbridge proposition” — can a natural gas utility change the rules for geothermal? » More info

EnerQuality Housing Innovation Forum & Awards

Date & Location: Feb. 23, 2017 • Vaughan, Ont.
Info: The EnerQuality (EQ) Housing Innovation Forum & Awards is a day-long celebration of innovation in high-performance home building for Ontarians, culminating in a gala and awards ceremony recognizing the best of the industry province-wide. » More info


Date & Location: May 7-11, 2017 • Philadelphia, Pa.
Info: Lightfair International (LFI)—North America’s preeminent annual architectural and commercial lighting tradeshow and conference—is hosting its 2017 edition at Philadelphia’s Pennsylvania Convention Centre. » More info

Energy Leaders Summit

Date & Location: May 24-26, 2017 • Toronto, Ont.
Info: The IESO and the Ministry of Energy, together with MaRS Advanced Energy Centre, will host an international conference at the Sheraton Centre in Toronto, Ont. for leaders in the energy industry. » More info