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Good vibes for Canada’s new Energy Efficiency Regulations

The Association of Home Appliance Manufacturers (AHAM) says it applauds the publication of the new Energy Efficiency Regulations, 2016 – Amendment 13, by Natural Resources Canada, as it will “increase energy performance for many household appliances”, including refrigerators and freezers, clothes washers and dryers, dishwashers and room air-conditioners.

B.C.’s Dease River First Nation upgrading to LEDs and more

Dease River First Nation in British Columbia, part of the Kaska Nation, is looking to cut costs when it comes to energy after a recent funding announcement of $128,120 from B.C. First Nations Clean Energy Business Fund.

CharIoT on course to deliver lower energy bills… and healthier homes

Successful trials of CharIoT—a system that simultaneously records temperature, humidity and energy use in the home—have opened the way for low-income households to save money while reducing risks to their health.
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Manage the Impact of the Global Adjustment on your energy costs

The Global Adjustment represents 60-80% of your company¹s energy bills. The Ontario government recently expanded the Industrial Conservation Initiative to include 2,000 newly qualifying companies who consume between 1MW and 5 MW of energy. Should you sign up for Class A status? Can you take control of your GA costs? Download our new eZine to learn more about the GA and how to manage the impact on your power costs. » Download now
Featured News 
Swiss Army Knife

Foam plastic insulation: the “Swiss Army Knife” of building enclosures

Continuous insulation is not a new idea; in fact, we put this concept into practise every time we decide to put on a coat to stay warm. Sure, a sweater gives us that warm, cozy feeling on a cold day but, when it comes down to it, would you stand outside in gusty January weather wearing just that? » Read full article

Rittal LED system light “first of its kind” for enclosures

Rittal Corporation has added the LED “system light”, or, what it calls “the first lighting system designed specifically for enclosures”. » Read full article

Wattstopper’s FSP-2x1B, FSP-2x2 series sensors

Legrand North America has introduced five fixture-integrated, IP66-rated sensors to its Wattstopper FSP-200 product family, a line of occupancy sensors. » Read full article

TraceLite high-bay, MC canopy new from Barron Lighting

Barron Lighting Group has revealed its new LHB LED high-bay series and the expansion of its LED canopy series with the MC canopy, both part of the TraceLite brand. » 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.
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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?
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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.
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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.
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